I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Series: All Our Yesterdays
Published by Disney-Hyperion on September 3, 2013
Genres: Family, Friendship, Sci-Fi, Time Travel, Young Adult
Length: 9 hours and 25 minutes
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What would you change?
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 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, and with it, Marina’s hopes for their future. 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. Em and Marina are in a race against time that only one of them can win.
All Our Yesterdays is a wrenching, brilliantly plotted story of fierce love, unthinkable sacrifice, and the infinite implications of our every choice.
I don’t know what I was expecting going into this book, but I was happy I was blown away. I put off reading it for a while because it got a lot of hype and I was terrified it would be a total bust for me. But I had no reason for that fear.
First off the narrator was excellent. She was able to differentiate between the characters seamlessly. I was never left wondering which character was speaking.
This is one of those books I can’t really say a lot about plot-wise because I fear that it will give too much away. I will say that the characters were great. They each had their own things to overcome. I loved the friendships that was shared between all of them. Even when things were tense they stuck together, They didn’t always agree but they stay together. Each bond was different, and I admire that. Different things are important at different points in your life.
The ending is what blew me away. I’m happy that there is going to be a sequel, but All Our Yesterdays would have done well as a stand alone, also.