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Holiday To Be Read

Welcome, to day 10 of the 12 days of blogmas! Todays post is a list of christmas / holiday themed books that I would like to read during my university break! I get basically 3 weeks and I want to try to read as much as I can! Without a further ado, here is my list of books to be read :

  1. The Twelve Dates of Christmas: Jenny Bayliss
  2. Dash and Lilys Book of Dares: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  3. The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  4. Mind The Gap Dash and Lily: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  5. Christmas at Rachels Pudding Pantry: Caroline Roberts
  6. One more for Christmas: Sarah Morgan
  7. Finding Love at the Christmas Market: Jo Thomas
  8. The Little Christmas Shop on Nutcracker Lane: Jaimie Admans
  9. Winters Snow: Carrie Hope Fletcher

Are there any books you are interested in reading ?

-Xoxo chana

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Book Review: A Thousand Pieces of You

“I would love you in any shape, in any world, with any past. Never doubt that.”

A Thousand Pieces of You is an exquisite novel written by Claudia Gray. This is the first book in the Firebird series.  This thrilling fantasy novel features a girl traveling through different dimensions chasing her father’s killer. Marguerite Caine’s parents are physicists, well known for their invention, the Firebird. This device allows individuals to jump into other universes.But when her father is murdered, – the perceived killer is Paul- one of her parent’s assistant’s. She and Theo, chase Paul as he escapes into another dimension. This novel follows the journey that they must take in order to get justice for her father’s death. Throughout this novel, Marguerite encounters different versions of the people she loves. As well as, falls in love and finds the truth behind her father’s death.

First, and foremost, can we talk about the cover? While in the library, this book captivated my attention. At first glance, I knew this novel had to be read! I mean just look at the design and spectrum of colours. AH, this book needs to be on my bookshelf soon. And I will be rereading this book in the future.

This book intrigued me from the start with the killer storyline- her father being murdered. But this book lacked in this storyline and I would have enjoyed it more with an increased amount of this storyline. Do not go in reading this book with the intention of a thriller novel focusing on murder.

One aspect of the book that I loved was the ability of the characters to travel to different dimensions. Though typically these dimensions were different there were many similarities. Firstly, the characters personality and interests tended to be the same. Additionally, Marguerite’s father was dead in her universe but alive in others. Another thing I loved about this book was the change in setting every few chapters as the characters traveled through dimensions. Each world brought a change in reality as the relationships between characters changed.

“Every form of art is another way of seeing the world. Another perspective, another window. And science—that’s the most spectacular window of all “

I do not typically, find myself reading sci-fi, fantasy novels but I am glad I read this one. Though this book is classified as fantasy and sci-fi there is so much romance in it. I am an avid reader of romance novels and this aspect of romance kept me interested throughout the novel. At the beginning of the novel there is only one love interest, but as the novel progresses another love interest is revealed. Causing there to be somewhat of a love triangle. First, there is Theo, the flirtatious lab assistant who accompanies Marguerite’s journey through the different universes. In contrast, we have Paul, the quiet lab assistant who betrayed her family by killing her father. I was not happy with who she picked in the end. But, there are 2 more books; there’s still room for change! I can’t wait to get my hand on the other two books.

One thing I did no expect from this novel was the numerous twists and turns that this book entailed. The layout of the twists and turns were strategically placed and were in favour of the readers. This novel constantly kept me guessing.

This book will have to be one of my favourite February reads. This book leaves you wanting more especially with the shocking reveal at the end. This book only took me a few days to read. I would recommend this book to any avid readers of fantasy, sci-fi or even romance.

Thanks for tuning in 🙂

-XOXO chana