Author: Cristin Terrill
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Page Count: 368 pages, Hardcover
Date Published: September 3rd 2013
Find it on Goodreads: All Our Yesterdays
Source: Received for review from publisher/author in exchange of honest opinion
"You have to kill him." Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain.
Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand. Each failed attempt in the past has led her to the same terrible present—imprisoned and tortured by a sadistic man called the doctor while war rages outside.
Marina has loved her best friend James since the day he moved next door when they were children. A gorgeous, introverted science prodigy from one of America’s most famous families, James finally seems to be seeing Marina in a new way, too. But on one disastrous night, James’s life crumbles apart, and with it, Marina’s hopes for their future. Now someone is trying to kill him. Marina will protect James, no matter what. Even if it means opening her eyes to a truth so terrible that she may not survive it. At least not as the girl she once was.
All Our Yesterdays is a wrenching, brilliantly plotted story of fierce love, unthinkable sacrifice, and the infinite implications of our every choice.
Y'all know I love time travel books and this one was a fantastic read! Action packed and full of suspense, it was difficult to put down!
This book was written in two different points of views and I liked it a lot how it alternated between the past and the present. It was interesting and kept me reading into the late hours of the night! I thought the characters were extremely well written, as well.... Terrill wrote characters that you can't help but care about and I was a big fan of how their relationships with each other were handled. The romance didn't overpower the plot and I appreciate when authors are able to write books that have a unique romantic subplot... It's unique and refreshing, compared to all the novels we read that are just romance! Terrill did an excellent job at keeping her story new and different from what I've read before.
Ambitious, intense and crazy awesome, All Our Yesterdays was a wild ride that I thoroughly enjoyed. It lived up to it's hype and I would recommend this to anyone who can wrap their minds around the whole "wibbly wobbly timey wimey" situation with time travel.
Cristin Terrill is a young adult author and aspiring grown-up. She grew up semi-nomadic and graduated from Vassar College with a degree in drama. After getting her masters in Shakespeare Studies from the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, she lived in London, Austin, Boston, and Washington, DC while working as a theatrical stage manager. Now she writes and leads creative writing workshops for DC-area kids and teens. All Our Yesterdays is her first novel.