My Favorite Quote from… A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU


I have been hitting the jackpot with my reads as of late. And one of my recent reads was so amazing that I just can’t stop thinking about it. That read is A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU by Claudia Gray.

It is my favorite book by the author. The author brought so much to the story, to her characters. She gave readers so much to think about. She gave us a story that is mind-blowing and heartbreaking and beautiful and intelligent. It’s a story that can be read again and again and there will be so many new things to discover, concepts to ponder.

She also filled her story with a huge number of amazing quotes and passages. And yet I managed to choose just one for this post.

By way of introduction (a recap)…

The point of this feature is to share my favorite quote (or one of the many favorite quotes I have) from a recent read and share why it is a favorite, which will give me the chance to ramble just a bit about a book that I may not get the chance to review. And even if I opt to review a title, I still might create a “My Favorite Quote from…” post because, while most of my reviews do include a favorite quote it’s only just one of many and I don’t typically get to talk about the many reasons why it is a favorite.

My Favorite Quote

Now I know grief is a whetstone that sharpens all your love, all your happiest memories, into blades that tear you apart from within. Something has been torn out from inside me that will never be filled up, not ever, no matter how long I live. – Marguerite Caine

There were so many moments to choose from. So many beautifully written quotes and passages that I call favorites. But the one I chose, which was only just a thought, is the one that brought me to tears, tore me apart, and made me ache for everything that Marguerite was going through.

This quote spoke to me. I know this. I feel this. It couldn’t be more true. And it couldn’t have been said any more beautifully than it was. It was absolutely perfect.

It is my most favorite passage of them all.

Of course I really do love the one that talks about the beauty of the ordinary. And all the others that I’ve highlighted as favorites. This book has so many of them that if I were to share them all, I’d practically be reprinting the entire novel. I’d also be spoiling it majorly. So I won’t.

But what about you?

Have you read A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU? Do you find it as filled with quotes of awesome as I do? Is the passage I chose one of your favorites or is there another that tops your list?

And if this upcoming title by Claudia Gray is a book you’re dying to read, do you want to read it even more now that you’ve read the quote I chose? Or would you have preferred to get a peek at a quote that focuses more on the romance?

If you have read A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU, or are currently reading it, and have a favorite that’s different from the one I call my most favorite, I’d love to know what it is. Does it involve Theo? Or Paul? Or perhaps one of their alternate versions? Or is it something else that Marguerite thought or said… something involving Paul?

About the Book

A Thousand Pieces of YouTitle: A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU (Firebird #1)
Author: Claudia Gray
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: November 4, 2014
Pages: 368
Formats: Hardcover, eBook



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.

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