Saturday, November 21

Review: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Title: All Our Yesterdays
By: Cristin Terrill
My Copy: Ebook for Honest Review
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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.

All Our Yesterday's is a story of time travel. I have had trouble connecting with such story lines in the past, so this has been a mile marker for me. Em, Finn, and James are a powerful trio, and their story is one of love and devotion. It is this connection that keeps them from truly seeing the when one of them become led astray. What starts as a desperation for creating safety and protection soon transforms into corruption and abuse of power. This is a tragic story, and the glimpse of such a future is chilling. AOY is a detailed and carefully constructed adventure. This is a standalone that will wrap up the story nice and tight. I like what I have seen here, and will keep this author on my radar for new stories. 

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