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.
The only page I liked was the first page. After that, it went laughingly downhill (although the second half picked up in a few places). This seems to be a really popular book and it has such a beautiful cover, but I did not like this book all that much. My reaction remained somewhere between unamused and laughing at some of ridiculousness that went on or rather thought/said by the main character.
Marguerite was barely tolerable in the first half of the book and in the second she became far, far better. The only character I liked was Paul, probably only because he’s Russian and reminded me of another character from something else.
What really bothered me was Marguerite 100% believing that Paul was the bad guy on what seemed to me like 0% evidence. Innocent until proven guilty, Marguerite, remember? I don’t usually call characters dumb, but this one takes the cake and doesn’t even realize it’s cake because Theo probably told her it was a taco or something. And don’t get me started on the whole “which Paul do I love.” Stop. No.
The plot was simple. Too simple. And the whole ‘I going to kill Paul because my dad is dead’ never happened because, well, you know. Something else happened and misunderstood guy is apparently not an evil guy. So not much really sets this book apart from others. Weird love triangle thing, evil organization behind everything, special girl, blah, blah.