Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I’ve Read This Year

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Its been so loooooong. Hello again everyone! I kind of fell off the face of the earth for a while mostly because my procrastination habits caught up with me and made my last few weeks of the semester stressful and bitter. Its exam week but since classes are pretty much wrapped up, I figured it would be safe to venture back out into the real world and give my blog some much needed love.  So this week’s topic is a review of my top ten books of the year. This year was very touch and go with my reading selections. I had some that I loved and some that I REALLY hated, with more of the latter, much to my chagrin. Below is a list of my favorites in preference order.

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Book Review: A Thousand Pieces of You

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By: Claudia Gray

Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult

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.”

~From Goodreads

This book tore me in half and I still haven’t decided whether I like it or find it mediocre.  I absolutely loathed the first hundred pages so much that I shuffled my feet through them for about a week. Then I hit a portion of the story that I fell in love with and I took about two days to finish the rest of it. Ultimately, what my predicament boils down to is that there are some really bad elements in this book and then there are some really great ones. I’m trying to be good and make my reviews as spoiler free as possible so I apologize for vagueness and nonsensical cyclical weirdness.

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