Published by HarperTeen on November 4, 2014
Genres: Romance, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction, YA, Young Adult
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Also by this author: Stargazer (Evernight, #2)
At its heart, A Thousand Pieces of You is a love story, but it’s not just any love story. It’s a story about a girl, who loves a boy, even when at times she doesn’t know, and maybe isn’t even sure which boy she loves. It’s a love story about a girl’s love for her father, and the lengths she will go to solve the mystery of his death, and get vengeance for those responsible. It’s also a love story to science, and string theory, and alternate universes. It’s about a girl’s journey to figure out who she is, who the people around her really are, and where her heart truly lies.
I love this book. I honestly, couldn’t put it down. The cover is phenomenal. I fell in love with the idea behind the story almost immediately. There is science, and love stories, not just your typical love stories either, but bro-maces, family love, sisterly love, a love a girl has for her parents, and loves that make you wonder what love is? Does love transcend universes, is it the physical manifestation of a person that we love, or the soul inside? There’s just so many feels. I really felt like I empathized with so many of the emotions the main character was feeling. I’ve had similar relationships, sans the whole traveling through multiple dimensions thing. The scenery of the places she travels to, is described so well. The places she goes are very vivid and I could visualize each place in my mind. There were things that I felt were hints to what is to come, and I really like wondering about them, and trying to decipher them. There was something brewing beneath the surface the whole time. I felt like there was a bigger sub-plot going on, that was right on the edge of my mind, tickling my subconscious. When I got to the end, it was a light bulb sort of moment, “OH! That’s what that was!!” There’s a lot of science in this book, explanations of how the process of traveling through dimensions would actually work. The science of it was a welcome change from books that have a sciencey premise, but don’t describe the process of things. You don’t have to suspend as much disbelief, because it feels plausible.
There were a few, read two, places where I thought the continuity was off, and the description of some things, didn’t jive with other statements made about the process of traveling, or a characters experiences. It wasn’t enough to make me dislike the book. Just one or two lines would have fixed the confusion.