A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray


‘A Thousand Lives. A Thousand Possibilities. One Fate.’

Marguerite Caine is the artsy child of two brilliant scientists, who have managed to invent a device called the Firebird that allows people to move between alternative dimensions. There’s a slight drawback to this though as you move into your own alternative life, and take over your other body. There’s a risk you might forget your real dimension as the new one takes over in which case you’ll be stuck forever. It also has limitations – if you don’t exist in a certain reality, you can’t travel there.

After the death of her father, Marguerite is determined to track down his killer, all the evidence left behind points at one of her parents’ assistants, the bright but socially awkward Paul. Determined to discover the truth with the other assistant, Theo, Marguerite uses the Firebird to jump through the various versions of herself to find Paul but what she finds is a lot more complicated. As Marguerite gets lost in all her different lives, one thing becomes clear: her father’s death isn’t what it appears to be and her feelings for Paul aren’t easily swept aside.

I can’t really say too much without giving some major spoilers. There’s spying, an evil corporation, conspiracy, plotting and a Russian royal affair to steal a piece of your heart – all of which Marguerite is at the centre of. Why her? What’s so special about the distinctively average daughter of two brilliant minds? It’s well written, action packed and a great read.

 

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