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Expected publication: November 4th, 2014Book summary:
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.
I'll be frank with you and tell you that of course I haven't read the blurb before reading the book, so when I figured out that this book dealt with parallel universes I was over the moon. That idea for me is even more interesting than time traveling itself. And here it was amazingly developed and constructed. When Marguerite decided to go and chase after Paul I couldn't dream of all the places we'll get to visit. Traveling from past to present and then from one side of the world to another and with all that all the words were so detailed and imaginable. With every new jump Marguerite got to meet herself better and with that to construct all thousand pieces of herself and others around her, those that have always been part of her life.
I was lucky enough to connect with Meg right away and while I was annoyed but one thing she kept thinking about still it was amazing how she got to meet herself through different self. It was as if she discovered layers of herself she never knew about. Not only herself but those of Paul and Theo as well. So as you see there are two boys so yes we can say that this book sadly has that monster called love-triangle, still it was pretty clear from the start who is going to win this battle, which is actually the only thing that bothered me in this book.
Everything aside I loved how it was a really slow-building/burning romance here and I know I have found another book boyfriend in this book (I won't tell you who it is, though. Read it!). At the end, I'm happy to inform you that love triangle didn't ruin this one for me! Just keep trying, you monster!
Rating: 4 stars.
Until the next time,
*NOTE: This book was kindly provided by the publisher, HarperTeen for review.Thank you!