Tuesday, August 25, 2015

BOOK REVIEW - A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU by CLAUDIA GRAY - FIREBIRD # 1 - YA FANTASY - HARPER TEEN

By: Claudia Gray
Published By: Harper Teen
Released: Available Now
Details: Paperback from library, 357 Pages

RATING: 4 THEO & PAUL STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.



BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:
I meant it when I said I didn’t believe in love at first sight. It takes time to really, truly fall for someone. Yet I believe in a moment. A moment when you glimpse the truth within someone, and they glimpse the truth within you. In that moment, you don’t belong to yourself any longer, not completely. Part of you belongs to him; part of him belongs to you. After that, you can’t take it back, no matter how much you want to, no matter how hard you try.



First of all I want to say, cover art NAILED IT!

Love it!

You can’t help but turn the book upside down and have a good look.

Secondly, fan of Claudia Gray. Love her Evernight series. Simply loved it.

I enjoyed this book and the whole idea of the parallel universes and the Firebird as the means to slip into a new one. I did admittedly get a little confused a few times with some of the theories and explanations of the parallel Pauls etc, especially when it came to the erm, sex scene and the whole which-Paul-and-how-much-the-other-would-know and ...GOOD LAWD!!

I kind of felt bad for Paul # 1 we shall call him, or was that Paul # 2?

Anyhoo, I loved Paul from Russia. I could have read him the whole book.

I like to note when I review, and I did have a bit of a plot chuckle and then more of a mortified plot *GASP* she-did-not-just-inner-monologue-that, moment.

Loyalist solider, you were a good boy running after the two Duchesses, but they are right beside each other and you nab the bratty younger one and leave the other one by herself. Admittedly it did leave the main character ( Duchess Marguerite) to get her nookie on and then inner monologue to my horror...

Endangered? Oh. By danger he means pregnancy. It’s not like it would be great for me to get pregnant right now in any dimension, but for the Grand Duchess Marguerite—intended to be the virgin bride of the Prince of Wales—it would be personally and politically disastrous. Fear quivers in my belly, but I tell myself it was only once.

Gahhhh!

Folkettes you can get pregnant with unprotected sex the first time. Just clarifying.



“They may have rigged the train with explosives. You must run to the forest.”

Cool, so Katya and Marguerite run. They flee to the forest.

But then shenanigans happen with a baddie and ...

His knife finds the traitor’s gut, and the loyalist grabs Katya in his arms as the dead man falls. He begins running with her back toward the train.

Loyalist soldier dude, what about that possible bomb? Oh and didn’t you forget Marguerite she is big sis and also royalty.

Hehehe.

I did work out something but then I got a big BAM did-not-work-that-out moment and I was so excited to get that twist.

I did enjoy this adventure of jumping into parallel universes and I am looking forward to more Theos and Pauls. The lads are so different but both so endearing.

Bring on Ten Thousand Skies Above You, and another brilliant piece of cover art.



Michelle


FLOVE the cover art!

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