Book Review: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1)
by Claudia Gray
Genre: Young adult sci-fi
Expected publication: November 4th 2014 by Harper Teen
Format Acquired: ARC from publisher via Edelweiss
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository | National Book Store
Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.

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.


Have You Seen This? The Philippine Literary Festival with AMY TAN and CHANG-RAE LEELif

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Amy Tan and Chang-rae Lee at The Philippine Literary Festival
Frequently Asked Questions

When and where are the events?

The Author Spotlight featuring Amy Tan will be on October 24 at 1:30 p.m. and her book signing will be on October 25 at 2 p.m. The Author Spotlight featuring Chang-Rae and book signing will be on October 25 at 9 a.m. View the complete schedule and get details of all events at philippineliteraryfestival.com. All events will be held at the Raffles Makati.

When will the registration be?

Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. from October 23 to 25 at the Raffles Makati. Each guest will be asked to fill out the registration form upon arrival. Separate registrations for each event is required should you wish to attend all events. First come, first served.

Is there a registration fee?

No. There is no registration fee. Admission is free.

How many and which books can I have signed? Is there a limit as to how many people can have their books signed?

There are only 1,000 signing passes for each author. To get a signing pass, customers must purchase any Amy Tan or Chang-Rae Lee book at the Philippine Literary Festival 2014 in Raffles Makati starting October 23 to 25. Only books purchased at the Philippine Literary Festival will be entitled to a signing pass.

One (1) Amy Tan book purchased at the Philippine Literary Festival = One (1) Amy Tan Signing Pass = One (1) Amy Tan book to be signed.

One (1) Chang Rae Lee book purchased at the Philippine Literary Festival = One (1) Chang Rae Lee Signing Pass = One (1) Chang Rae Lee book to be signed.

The signing passes are on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis. Amy Tan and Chang-Rae Lee books purchased elsewhere will not be entertained and will not be entitled to a signing pass.

Do I need to buy on-site?

Yes. Only books purchased at the Philippine Literary Festival from October 23 to 25 will be entitled to a signing pass. First come, first served.

Can I bring old books or other editions of the book?

Yes. As long as you have a signing pass for the book. One (1) Signing Pass = One (1) Book.

Can I have other items signed?

No. Only books will be allowed to be signed by the authors.



Happening on Saturday! #GrayandRouxinPH

What: Claudia Gray and Madeleine Roux Book Signing Tour

When: October 18, 2 pm
Where: National Book Store, Glorietta 1

When: October 19, 4 pm
Where: National Book Store, Ayala Center Cebu

Registration starts at 10 am for both events. 

Join New York Times bestselling authors Claudia Gray and Madeleine Roux for book signing events on October 18 at 2 pm in National Book Store, Glorietta 1 and on October 19 at 4 pm in National Book Store, Ayala Center Cebu. Registration starts at 10 am for both events. The events are made possible in partnership with Raffles Makati, Metro magazine, Chalk magazine and Sweep. Follow National Book Store on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@nbsalert) for more details. Tag #GrayandRouxinPH to join the discussion.

Claudia Gray is the young adult paranormal romance bestselling author of the Evernight series—‘Evernight’, ‘Stargazer’, ‘Hourglass’, ‘Afterlife’, and ‘Balthazar’—and the ‘Spellcaster’ trilogy—‘Spellcaster’, Steadfast’, and ‘Sorceress’. Her latest book ‘A Thousand Pieces of You’ is the first book in her new series ‘Frebird’. She worked as a lawyer, journalist, disc jockey and a waiter before becoming a published writer. 

Orphan Black meets Cloud Atlas in the first book of this epic dimension–bending trilogy about a girl who must chase her father’s killer through multiple dimensions.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parent’s handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. To accomplish her goal, she must learn how each world works, and confront the many people she has the capacity to become. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows — including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected.

A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU explores an amazingly intricate multi-universe where the truth is elusive, and love the greatest mystery of all. 

Madeleine Roux is the author of the bestselling young adult thrilling and photo-illustrated novels ‘Asylum’ and its sequel ‘Sanctum’. She received her BA in Creative Writing and Acting from Beloit College in 2008 and completed an Honors Term in 2009. 

Asylum is a thrilling and creepy photo-novel perfect for fans of the New York Times bestseller Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, New Hampshire College Prep is more than a summer program—it's a lifeline. An outcast at his high school, Dan is excited to finally make some friends in his last summer before college. But when he arrives at the program, Dan learns that his dorm for the summer used to be a sanatorium, more commonly known as an asylum. And not just any asylum—a last resort for the criminally insane.

As Dan and his new friends, Abby and Jordan, explore the hidden recesses of their creepy summer home, they soon discover it's no coincidence that the three of them ended up here. Because the asylum holds the key to a terrifying past. And there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried.

Featuring found photos of unsettling history and real abandoned asylums and filled with chilling mystery and page-turning suspense, Madeleine Roux's teen debut, Asylum, is a horror story that treads the line between genius and insanity.


4 STARS for Not In The Script by Amy Finnegan, Book Talk with The Author, and a Giveaway!

Not in the Script (If Only . . . #3)
Genre: Young adult contemporary romance
Published: October 7, 2014 by Bloomsbury Children's
Format Acquired: ARC via NetGalley (thank you Bloomsbury!)

The best kinds of love stories don’t follow a script.

Millions of people witnessed Emma Taylor’s first kiss—a kiss that needed twelve takes and four camera angles to get right. After spending nearly all of her teen years performing on cue, Emma wonders if any part of her life is real anymore . . . particularly her relationships.

Jake Elliott’s face is on magazine ads around the world, but his lucrative modeling deals were a poor substitute for what he had to leave behind. Now acting is offering Jake everything he wants: close proximity to home; an opportunity to finally start school; and plenty of time with the smart and irresistible Emma Taylor . . . if she would just give him a chance.

When Jake takes Emma behind the scenes of his real life, she begins to see how genuine he is, but on-set relationships always end badly. Don’t they? Toss in Hollywood’s most notorious heartthrob and a resident diva who may or may not be as evil as she seems, and the production of Coyote Hills heats up in unexpected—and romantic—ways.


David Estes' Brew Bash!

Salem’s Revenge strikes without warning or mercy, ravaging the powerless human race under the forces of united gangs of witches, wizards, and warlocks. During the slaughter, Rhett Carter's foster parents and sister are killed, and his best friend and girlfriend are abducted by a gang of witches calling themselves the Necromancers, who deal in the dark magic of raising the dead. Rhett’s sword-wielding neighbor with a mysterious past saves Rhett from becoming another casualty of the massacre and teaches him the skills he needs to survive in this new world.

Rhett is broken, his normal high school life of book blogging and football playing shoved in a witch-apocalyptic blender. The only thing he has left is his burning desire for revenge. Armed with his new witch hunting skills and a loyal, magic powered dog named Hex, he sets out into the unknown with one mission: hunt and destroy those who took away everyone he ever loved.

But Rhett isn’t just a witch hunter; He has secrets of his own that he has yet to discover, secrets that his enemies will stop at nothing to keep him from.

And discovering the truth about himself is the human race’s only hope.
Revenge. That’s all that’s left for witch hunter Rhett Carter. The magic-born have stripped everything from him - killed his friends, cursed his warlock father, shattered his future - leaving him bare and broken, but not dead. Their mistake.

When Rhett and Laney are suddenly thrust in different directions, Rhett must decide who to trust and who to kill. Backed by his trusty canine sidekick Hex, Rhett will embark on his deadliest mission yet, one that will lead him directly toward those who want him dead, pushing his unique resistance to magic to the edge and back again as he tries to remove his father’s curse.

Separated from Rhett, Laney seeks to understand the strange changes to her sister, Trish, who’s believed to be the last living Clairvoyant, and what role she’s destined to play in the future of humankind.

Wrapped around everything are four major groups: the Necromancers, the Changelings, the witch hunters, and New America, the remnants of humanity. When the major forces are brought together for an epic battle, the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

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David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. David grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually he moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. They now live together in their dream location, Hawaii. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children's and YA markets in 2010, and started writing full time in June 2012. Now he travels the world writing with his wife, Adele. David's a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table.

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