Title: A Thousand Pieces of You
Author: Claudia Gray
Publication Date: November 4th 2014
The Plot: Summarized
Marguerite must use her mother’s invention, the Firebird, to jump into other dimensions in order to get her revenge on Paul, who appears to have killed her father.
Oh my God, you guys. Oh my God.
My God, but I loved this book! I effing loved it! It was perfect and amazing and, oh, everything I wished it would be and more, so much more. Honestly? I didn’t hold out much hope when I first started listening to it. I was 99.99% sure that this was going to be a blah book wrapped in a beautiful cover.
I don’t remember ever being so glad to be wrong. The setting, the dimensions, the world building, were so rich and detailed and exquisite and colorful. There were so many twists and turns that kept me guessing and repeating ‘oh my god oh my god oh my god’ in my head like a mantra until the very last page.
And the narration?? The narration just elevated the whole thing into a completely different level. Gilbert slides perfectly into the role she’s voicing and it just clicks into your mind that, yes, this is exactly how the character sounds.
It’s been a long, long while since I’ve loved a character as much as I love Marguerite. I love how strong and brave and straight headed she is and I’m just egging her forward, forward, because I know she’ll do great.
Paul causes my ovaries to explode. Simple as that.
I have mixed feelings about Theo. On one hand he makes me crack up like no other. on the other hand however, I’m having a hard time trusting him after all that shit that went down.
Do you know a book that’s so great and you have this feeling that no matter how much you try to gush over it you’ll never give it its due? Yeah, this book is one of them.