Review: All Our Yesterdays (All Our Yesterdays #1) by Cristin Terrill

Book Title: All Our Yesterdays (All Our Yesterdays #1)
Author: Cristin Terrill
Published Date: September 3rd, 2013
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Series: Book 1 in All Our Yesterdays series
Book Link: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads:
 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.

Disclaimer: This was a library book.

This book was a crazy, fun ride. I really wasn’t sure what to expect and clearly I hadn’t read the synopsis as I had no idea time travel was involved. I love books that involve time travel. They make me happy. So of course, when I realized time travel played a crucial role in this book, I fell in love with the book even more.

Marina, James, Em and Finn were all fascinating characters and they made me want to keep reading even though I spent a good chunk of the book totally confused. In this book, being confused was totally okay. Finn especially, was incredibly swoony. Oh man, he was adorable. I could tell very early on that I’d love him and I was right.  He protected Em as best as he could from the craziness that unfolded.

The world building was amazing, I could totally picture the places in the book and I consider that to be a really good mark to how much I was going to love the book. World building can make or break a book for me and in this case, the book was made.

I would love to keep talking about the book, but so much happened that I really don’t want to spoil it for the few people who still haven’t read it yet. I cannot believe I waited so long to read this book. The ending was mindblowing and amazing and so, SO crazy. It was an awesome book worthy of the four stars I am going to give it. I am so excited to see what happens next.

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