Title: All Our Yesterdays
Author: Cristin Terrill
Series: All Our Yesterdays #1
About: “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.
My Thoughts: I closed this book in awe last night. I thought it sounded good. I was wrong. This book is AMAZING! I cannot say too much, because there are revealed early on that are pretty surprising. At least they were for me. And there are many more to come straight on through to the end of the book. Sure, the very end – the resolution of it all – was mildly predictable, but I was very happy with how it played out. I think that, despite the predictability, it was the perfect way for it to happen. Anything else – even if it was more surprising – would have been forced or not quite settling. Or something.
The characters are fantastic. Em is hard but not too hard. She still has a heart, and that heart often gets in the way of her mission. It was frustrating, as someone who was pulling for her just wanted her to get it done, but it was also good. You don’t want someone so hard that they have no heart. At least I don’t. Finn … loved him. Definite book boyfriend material! He’s such a sweetheart, and he’s so real. James was interesting … and a complete asshole, despite being a sympathetic character. I wanted to see him come out on top, but also wanted to strangle him. And Marina, poor Marina. I’ve been that insecure girl in my lifetime.
I very, very highly recommend All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill. I could not get this read quickly enough. And when I was done, I could only thing one coherent thought: awesome! Even if you’re not big on science-fiction (which I’m generally not), read it. It’s thrilling, fast-paced, heart-wrenching, amazing, and light on the science but heavy on the fiction. And, lucky for you, it was just released last week! No wait!
Source: Received through Around the World Tours for review.
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