Book Review: A Thousand Pieces of You


A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1)

Series: Firebird #1
Published by: Harper Teen
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction Adventure, Young Adult
Pages: 357
Source: Hardcover
Rating: ✬✬✬

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parent’s handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows—including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected.

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Favorite Quote

Now I know grief is a whetstone. It sharpens all your love, all your happiest memories, into blades that tear you apart from within. Something has been torn out from inside me that will never be filled up, not ever, no matter how long I live.


Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. I’m not even sure how to feel. I just finished this book and I’m not 100% sure how I feel about it. I thought it had a slow beginning and I wasn’t fond of really any characters. It took a little bit for me to really understand the book because I don’t think Claudia does a great job at explaining the different dimensions and how they work.

There were a few scenes that would have been great for suspense and action, but then all of that fell flat really fast. The story seemed choppy. Instead of it being about Marguerite going after the one that killed her father, it more felt like how she lived within different dimensions and that was it. I love the idea for the plot so I found myself being really disappointed.

The love triangle in the book is also awfully done (like most…). It felt like it was just placed in the story for some extra drama. It was just way too forced. And lastly, Marguerite character really bugged me. She believed things too fast and just seemed like a weak character. She wanted to rush into so many decisions and not really look at the consequences it would cost everyone else.

Despite the flaws, I still enjoyed the story for the most part. I found myself to really enjoy the writing style and how close the family relationship is. Also that cover? Gorgeous. Not sure if I’ll read the sequel because the ending to this one was just blah, but only time will tell.


2 thoughts on “Book Review: A Thousand Pieces of You”

  1. It’s SO hard to review a book when you don’t know how you feel about it! I’m reading Stealing Snow and I like it but I don’t know what to say xD, the struggle is real.
    Slow beginnings are the worst, and it really stinks that the story fell flat 😦 and an awfully done love triangle awww…
    I haven’t read (and I love the cover) but I’m not sure if I want to read this now xD Maybe I’ll give it a try, although right now it doesn’t seem very appealing 😦


    1. If you do ever give it a try, I hope you like it better than me! 🙂 and it is hard to review books when you’re not sure how you feel. I have a hard time reviewing 3 star books because I don’t think they’re terrible, but I don’t find them to be amazing either. It’s like I’m indifferent haha. Have a great rest of your day! 🙂

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