A Thousand Pieces of You - Claudia Gray







Stunning cover, mediocre book. It’s super easy to read and once it catches you, you will find it hard not to want to finish it. But that’s where the good ends. While half of me wanted to finish this book, the other half wanted to fling it across the room and set it on fire.

The writing is pedestrian at best and doesn’t trust the reader to figure basic crap out like emotions. It constantly tried to tell me how I should be feeling in the scene instead of letting me feel it.

It has a completely useless love triangle that makes me wish that Theo would have someone, anyone, to love him. Cause honestly, he deserves it. Even if his other him was the asshole behind everything, he truly loves Marguerite for some reason unbeknownst to me.

I had no particular feelings towards Marguerite until page 196. God, did I want to wring her neck for what she did! Even if she was all contrite and shit, what she did was unforgivable. Not only she stole a precious moment from the real Marguerite in that world, the Paul of that world DIES and she wasn’t even there for him either. So of course, two pages after his death, Marguerite just jumps out of that body and leaves the Marguerite of that world to pick up the pieces. Just thinking about it makes me fucking rage. Like what the actual FUCK. Not ok; will NEVER be ok.

Also, let's talk about Paul, shall we? You don't get to know him at all during the length of the story. In fact, you don't even connect with him except in Russia and that wasn't really him. So after all this crap, after all this suffering, after all this 'angst', I can't really say I cared for Paul.

The science in this science fiction book is never explained. How are we supposed to know how this world works when explanations are reduced to ‘science mumbo jumbo’? That’s just lazy. If you can’t explain how it works, then don’t include it.

I definitely will not continue reading this series. I don’t really care for the main plot or I really don't care for the romance so… ta-ta.