Thursday, October 24, 2013

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Genre: YA Dystopian 
All Our Yesterdays Series, Book 1 

Description (taken from Cristin Terrill's website):
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 and each other, and only one of them can win.

So I know this book was about time travel, but I think my mind was envisioning something else.  Not only one instance of time travel occurring, and an explanation that this has occurred many times.  Or I just didn't get into it.

Em and Finn are being help captive and tortured for information they won't give up.  Soon, they go back in time in an attempt to stop what was for them from becoming for their future selves.  And this is where we meet Marina, James, and Abbott.  Three teenagers trying to deal with death, love, and their future selves.

Honestly, I felt like the plot line was super thin.  Even though nothing is explained until the last ten pages, I had it figured out in the beginning.  I knew how it was going to play out and how it would end.  And I couldn't get into the characters.  I guess I wanted more time travel and less heart-ache revenge (all in the name of saving the world).

If the story sounds good (going to the past to stop the future from happening), then check it out.  Or look into other reviews if I'm not that convincing...

Challenges:  Debut Author Challenge and Paranormal Reading Challenge


  1. I've seen this book around so much lately and I'm not sure what to think. The premise sounded quite good but I borrowed it from library recently, as I wasn't convinced enough that I wanted to buy it for myself. I hate rushed explanations at the ends of books. Still not sure whether it's worth my time or not though!

  2. I'm not a huge fan of time travel but I'm seeing this book everywhere and judging by the reviews it looks good. Not convinced though and I really hate it when they cram all explanations in the last bit of the book. Loved your review!!


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