Wednesday, November 26, 2014

YA Wednesday!!!! Review "A Thousand Pieces of You" (Firebird #1) by Claudia Gray. Also known as the hottest book of 2014!

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.

Published: November 4, 2014


This cover is stunningly beautiful. Even if I had not been waiting not so patiently to get my hands on this read if I saw this in a bookstore or library I would immediately gravitate to it. I want this hanging in my house. I am not a big fan of people on covers in general and I love when I see something artistic in its place. In the spirit of honesty I will tell you that I did walk around with this book for a few days. Inspecting the cover over and over again, I even smelled the pages. I love the font that fills the pages that I came to love so much. To me, it is perfection cover to cover.

One more thing before we get started. I like Claudia Gray. I like her past novels. Gray writes well and her stories are always full of interesting characters and stories. But this book in my opinion is by far her best. It's unique and different and the world she has created against the backdrop of some of my favourite cities is incredible.

Readers, yes, this is an awesome YA fantasy read but readers, it is by far a romance first. I just want to give you a heads up. YA Romance. YA Romance. Yes, fantasy, YA Romance. Ok, we square? A swoony melt my heart YA Romance. This book is hot!

"His hand grips the curve of my neck, his touch hard and possessive, and then he kisses me."

Back to the story-- Marguerite, is the daughter of two scientists and she uses her parents Firebird device to dimension jump in order to track down Paul Marakov. Insert me screaming here, YA world, I love that you are embracing Russian themes. Ok, I am getting so worked up here but let me continue. Paul is the assistant who works with her parents and he is practically a member of her family. But then he betrays the family and is believed to have killed Marguerite's father. Marguerite is set to avenge her father's death and bring Paul to justice with the help of Theo, another brilliant mind. Along the way there is dimension visiting which is AWESOME ( I know that sounds a little too enthusiastic and I am really sad about her dad but travelling to other dimensions is kind of my thing). One of the best parts about the "sciency" parts? It seems totally realistic, it's written that well.

I like to pretend that I am way over series' but the truth is when you find books like this you don't want it to end, you want that next book, you have this undeniable craving for it. I got the DT's just thinking about my long wait for book 2.

I hope you enjoy the ride. If you want to discuss (please, please) drop me a line in the comments.

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