Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Thousand Pieces of You-Giveaway reminders

Hello all,

As a writer I try not to write bad reviews. I know how much it sucks to receive them. You have slaved away for months, years or decades (if you're that slow, do take up another career) and someone tells you that your book isn't worth the paper it was written on. People are always telling me that I need thicker skin, so I can take the criticism. 

They're probably right, but with that in mind, if I can't say something nice about a book, then I won't say anything at all.

This all brings me back to A Thousand Pieces of You. I had read works by the author before and hadn't necessarily been awe inspired, but the premise for this was so interesting I had to read it.

A  Thousand Pieces of You is about the daughter of two physicists who perfect interdimensional travel. The main character, Marguerite, jumps into another dimension to chase after the man who murders her father. Jumping into the next dimension knocks the other version of yourself into a sleeping or cocooned status and the jumper takes control. The book talks about a lot of issues and makes you question the ethics of such possibilities, but the book focuses more on the romance and the mystery than the sci-fi, which is perfectly alright if that's what you're looking for.  the character spends most of her time trying to figure out why her father was murdered and why she has lingering feelings for her father's murderer and his avenger.

Overall I rank the book a B

The characters were likeable enough. They were all flawed enough to be believable, no perfectionism syndrome. Nothing about them made them loveable, but they were interesting enough.

The plot was decent. The character loved her family and she was willing to go to the ends of the earth and beyond to avenge the death of one of their own. It was actually quite touching, the love story was also interesting if not believable. She barely spent any real time with the person she loved in the dimension she was herself in. It, and other factors, made the love story a little hard to believe. 

The premise was definitely interesting. I find it an amazing concept. I think it has to be one of the more innovative concepts I have heard all year.

The book is definitely worth a read if you're looking for something off the beaten trail. 

Just a friendly reminder, enter the givewaway if you haven't already; it's almost over. 


  1. Good review. Sounds like an interesting read.

  2. Thanks. It was definitely different. If you're looking for original, this is definitely the way to go.