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Release Date: November 4, 2014
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, enigmaticassistant 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.
Read an excerpt that was originally posted on Colleen Houck's blog during the Spring YA Scavenger Hunt.
In this excerpt, Marguerite has chased the man she's hunting to a parallel universe where she lives in London – and in a world more technologically advanced than our own. She's still raw from her father's death and the strangeness of the new world around her. But she's not alone. Theo – one of her parents' assistants, a young grad student – has made the trip with her. He's always been flirtatious, but she always assumed that was just his usual brand of whimsical arrogance. Now that she's seen the risks Theo's willing to take to avenge her father, Marguerite has to look at him in a whole new light. And she's never felt more vulnerable than she does when they find each other in this world, after a night of clubbing and drinking that failed to blot out the pain she's in. She sneaks him into her room, and we pick up just as she's gotten out of the shower –
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