A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) by Claudia Gray

A Thousand Pieces of You - Claudia Gray

People: I really didn’t enjoy this book, I’m not sure why? Unfortunately, A Thousand Pieces of You is a book that doesn’t really have anything that I was interested in.


NerdyBirdie: Hmm, that doesn’t sound like a book I should check out then. Too bad the cover’s so pretty.


Even more people: The only thing I liked about this book was the cover.




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Message of the story: Don’t judge books by their covers. A message from a judgemental, foolish, easily swayed reader.


I guarantee people are sitting there right now just waiting to say, “I told you so!” Yeah, yeah you told me. But I’m a terrible person who judges books by their covers so . . . yeah. Like, why do I do this? I actually feel pretty terrible!


From the premise of this story, we’re told that Marguerite I-Can’t-Remember-Her-Last-Name is the daughter of genius physicists Sophie/Sophia (one of them has to be right) and Henry I-Can’t-Remember-His-Last-Name-Either. Her parents are credited for creating the world’s greatest invention known to man: the Firebird. The Firebird is designed as a necklace that can bring you to different dimensions. Basically, after Henry and Sophie/Sophia’s lab assistant . . . and family friend (?) Paul Markov kills Henry and steals the Firebird and all information recorded to make it, Marguerite decides the best thing to do is to go dimension hopping, without attending her father’s funeral, because her parents other lab assistant Theo I-Don’t-Think-He-Has-A-Last-Name believes that Paul committed the murder.


Anyway, I’d just like to say that this book has some extreme problems. For the first half, I was considering giving this book three stars, since it was not that bad. And then we got to the second half. By then, my head was hurting, I’ve still got Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix waiting, and I just became extremely nit-picky towards the end, so I started hating on things that are probably in some of my all-time favorite books, too.


Here’s a list of problems just because I can’t write.

- Marguerite fully believes that Paul killed her father, based on Theo’s assumption even though he never shows her proof of all the things Paul did

- Marguerite decides under 24 hours of getting her father’s murderer that Theo really likes her and so they should talk about future make-out sessions

- Marguerite changes her mind on Paul being the one who actually murders her father because he said so

- Marguerite goes to Russia and becomes a Duchess and does things that really should not be done in any dimension such as:

sleeping with Russian Paul (who believes her immediately after she explains dimension travelling because that’s what you’d do when someone tells you that they’ve time-travelled to your time period, right?)

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- Theo seems to have no concern for Marguerite jumping around even though he claims to love her

- Also:

I knew that Theo was the one who had something to do with Henry’s murder—haha, plot twist! There is no murder—because who in their right mind would inject themselves with drugs in a new dimension after their foster father has died

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- Marguerite tells the real Paul that

she needs time because she is reminded of Russian Paul (who dies??? I actually really liked Russian Paul) and she thinks she’s cheating on Russian Paul even though they’re technically the same person . . . then she commences to agreeing to start a new relationship with Paul

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Overall, A Thousand Pieces of You wanted to cut my heart into a thousand pieces. If you’re expecting action and other stuff, that’s not here, so bye! But even though everything ended on a good note and there is a sequel, I’ve decided I want to continue just to see what’s going to happen. Yeah, I know. But, eh. This is recommended for people who like extremely cheesy romances and pretty covers. Other than that, this book was a huge disappointment and fell quite flat for me . . .


Thanks for reading my review, guys! Hope you have a great day and until the next one! :D