Claudia Gray – A Thousand Pieces Of You

“Every possibility, every time fate flips a coin, splits the time dimensions yet again, creating yet more layers of reality. It goes on and on forever, to infinity.”

Book Details:

  • Publisher: Harper Teen

  • Publised On: November 4 2014

  • Pages: 358

Synopsis: Cloud Atlas meets Orphan Black in this epic dimension-bending trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray 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. 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 fate is unavoidable, the truth elusive, and love the greatest mystery of all.

Review: This was such an amazing read! I think Dark Matter by Blake Crouch really got me intrigued by this whole multiverse thing & I really liked A Thousand Pieces Of You ❤️. There were twists & turns that I probably should’ve seen coming but was so into the book that I didn’t 😂. One thing, other than the book itself, that I love is the cover!!!! When I first saw this trilogy & its beautiful covers, I didn’t even read what its about before I added them to my TBR! The giveaway hosted by Kinokuniya Dubai in which I won a signed copy of A Thousand Pieces Of You was I think the last motivator to make me pick this book up ASAP & I’m so glad I did! You should toooo!

Rating: 💎💎💎💎

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Michelle Richmond – The Marriage Pact

“Individual obedience is sometimes required to serve the greater good, and fear is an extremely effective tactic to elicit obedience.”

Book Details:

  • Published On: July 25 2017

  • Publisher: Bantam

  • Pages: 432

Synopsis: Newlyweds Alice and Jake are a picture-perfect couple. Alice, once a singer in a well-known rock band, is now a successful lawyer. Jake is a partner in an up-and-coming psychology practice. Their life together holds endless possibilities. After receiving an enticing wedding gift from one of Alice’s prominent clients, they decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact.

The goal of The Pact seems simple: to keep marriages happy and intact, and most of its rules make sense: Always answer the phone when your spouse calls. Exchange thoughtful gifts monthly. Plan a trip together once per quarter. . . .

Never mention The Pact to anyone.

Alice and Jake are initially seduced by the glamorous parties, the sense of community, their widening social circle of like-minded couples–and then one of them breaks the rules. The young lovers are about to discover that for adherents to The Pact, membership, like marriage, is for life, and The Pact will go to any lengths to enforce that rule. For Jake and Alice, the marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare.

Review: This was such a great read! Really recommend it. What intrigued me was the synopsis, The Pact that should never be mentioned. It gave me the chillsssssss & when at the last few pages something unexpected happened I was like oh no, dont do what I think you might do…😂😂😂.

“Strive to be all good, but know that you are not,” I said. “Try to enjoy every day, but know that you will not. Try to forgive others and yourself. Forget the bad stuff, remember the good. Eat cookies, but not too many. Challenge yourself to do more, to see more. Make plans, celebrate when they pan out, persevere when they don’t. Laugh when things are good, laugh when things are bad. Love with abandon, love selflessly. Life is simple, life is complex, life is short. Your only real currency is time—use it wisely”Rating: 💎💎💎💎

K. A. Tucker – Ten Tiny Breaths

“The topic of drunk driving and the aftermath is one that has always scared the crap out of me. Now that I have children, I can’t describe my level of fear. Lives are lost, futures destroyed, and hearts broken every single day by judgment calls when people aren’t capable of making sound judgment calls. If this book stops even one person from getting behind the wheel of a car after a few drinks, then it will have accomplished something monumental.”

Book Details:

  • Publisher: Papoti Books
  • Published On: December 11 2012
  • Pages: 262

Synopsis: Kacey Cleary’s whole life imploded four years ago in a drunk-driving accident. Now she’s working hard to bury the pieces left behind–all but one. Her little sister, Livie. Kacey can swallow the constant disapproval from her born-again aunt Darla over her self-destructive lifestyle; she can stop herself from going kick-boxer crazy on Uncle Raymond when he loses the girls’ college funds at a blackjack table. She just needs to keep it together until Livie is no longer a minor, and then they can get the hell out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

But when Uncle Raymond slides into bed next to Livie one night, Kacey decides it’s time to run. Armed with two bus tickets and dreams of living near the coast, Kacey and Livie start their new lives in a Miami apartment complex, complete with a grumpy landlord, a pervert upstairs, and a neighbor with a stage name perfectly matched to her chosen “profession.” But Kacey’s not worried. She can handle all of them. What she can’t handle is Trent Emerson in apartment 1D.

Kacey doesn’t want to feel. She doesn’t. It’s safer that way. For everyone. But sexy Trent finds a way into her numb heart, reigniting her ability to love again. She starts to believe that maybe she can leave the past where it belongs and start over. Maybe she’s not beyond repair.

But Kacey isn’t the only one who’s broken. Seemingly perfect Trent has an unforgiveable past of his own; one that, when discovered, will shatter Kacey’s newly constructed life and send her back into suffocating darkness.

Review: Picked this up as soon as I finished reading Until It Fades by K. A. Tucker! & I finished it in just a day just like I finished Until It Fades! I’m really really loving the two books I’ve read so far & I kinda feel like going on a K. A. Tucker binge-read. This book had me laughing so hard, blushing so hard & screamimg GET TOGETHER ALREADY & then a twist happened which I did guess cause something was definitely up 🤔. But I loved the book!

Rating: 💎💎💎💎.5

David Bell – Bring Her Home

“I think I remember what happened that day. Most of the big pieces of it.” She swallowed and wiped a tear away. “I’m just afraid of what it will make me look like. I know the whole town . . . the whole world is going to know.”

Book Details:

  • Publisher: Berkley Books
  • Published On: July 11 2017
  • Pages: 464 [Kindle]

Synopsis: In the breathtaking new thriller from David Bell, bestselling author of Since She Went Away and Somebody I Used to Know, the fate of two missing teenage girls becomes a father’s worst nightmare….

Just a year and a half after the tragic death of his wife, Bill Price’s fifteen-year-old daughter, Summer, and her best friend, Haley, disappear. Days later, the girls are found in a city park. Haley is dead at the scene, while Summer is left beaten beyond recognition and clinging to life.

As Bill holds vigil over Summer’s bandaged body, the only sound the unconscious girl can make is one cryptic and chilling word: No. And the more time Bill spends with Summer, the more he wonders what happened to her. Or if the injured girl in the hospital bed is really his daughter at all.

When troubling new questions about Summer’s life surface, Bill is not prepared for the aftershocks. He’ll soon discover that both the living and the dead have secrets. And that searching for the truth will tear open old wounds that pierce straight to the heart of his family…

READERS GUIDE INCLUDED

Review: The book was a whirlwind. I really liked the book, the emotions were just so high & so intense. Imagining something like that happening to my kid gave me goosebumps! Bill was such a “I dont know if I can trust him” kind of guy cause he tended to be irrational sometimes but ofcourse, in such circumstances it’s 100% understandable.

Rating: 💎💎💎💎

December Wrap Up! Yeah

2017 seems to have flown by & it’s already the end of December. Here are the books I’ve read this month!

  1. False Hearts – Laura Lam [3.5/5]
  2. The Girl With A Clock For A Heart – Peter Swanson [3/5]
  3. 13 Minutes – Sarah Pinborough [4/5]
  4. The Hating Game – Sally Thorne [5/5]
  5. A Thousand Pieces Of You – Claudia Gray [4/5]
  6. Falling into Place – Amy Zhang [3/5]
  7. A Thousand Skies Above You – Claudia Gray [4/5]
  8. Roomies – Christina Lauren [4.5/5]

❗️How many books have you managed to read this month?

B. A. Paris – The Breakdown

“They say most murders are committed by someone known to the murderer.”

Book Details:

  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
  • Published On: July 18 2017
  • Pages: 328

Synopsis: If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust?

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside―the woman who was killed. She’s been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It’s a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she’d broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she’d stopped.

But since then, she’s been forgetting every little thing: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn’t have a baby.

The only thing she can’t forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt.

Or the silent calls she’s receiving, or the feeling that someone’s watching her…

Review: Wow. I loved this book! I loved that this book had me questioning the main character because you didn’t know if you could trust her. The way the book ended was great, everything unfolded perfectly. The only thing that I wanted to read more of was what happened to the other person (no spoilers) after all that happened at the end. Really great book, definitely recommend reading it!

Rating: 💎💎💎💎

Liane Moriarty – What Alice Forgot

“One thing I’ve been thinking about a lot is how I would feel if I lost 10 years of my memory, and what things would surprise me, or please me, or upset me, about how my life had turned out.”

Book Details:

  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Published On: 2010
  • Pages: 487

Synopsis: Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child.

So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! She HATES the gym) and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over — she’s getting divorced, , she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she’s become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes. Ultimately, Alice mustdiscover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it’s possible to start over.

Review:This was my 3rd Liane Moriarty book I believe, it was a nice read. Nothing too crazy in it, it was a different idea in a book & I liked it. It brought to attention alot about the struggles some women face when it comes to getting pregnant. The diary entries by Elizabeth really made my heart cry for her, I’m glad she got her happy ending.

“I’m sure it’s innate, it’s just biology, for a man to want a woman who can give him children, I raised this with Ben once. I Said he must secretly resent me and I understood that. He got so angry. The angriest I’ve seen him. ‘Never say that again,’ he said. But I bet that’s why he got so angry, because he knew it was true. “

The book mentions Greys Anatomy quite a few times which I loveeeeed because it’s my favourite show ever! Seeing Alice not being “herself”, makes you think what would I be like in 10 years & if I lost my memory, what would happen?

Rating: 💎💎💎.5