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Sunday, August 17, 2014

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

by:  Cristin Terrill
published by:  Disney Hyperion
publish date:  September 3, 2013

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.

This book was one of my surprise favorites of the year.  Time travel usually isn't one of those topics I like to read about, there are too many things that can go wrong in the story, but this one was well written and I never noticed any glaring problems.

Marina and James have been best friends forever, but after a night of violence their lives are changed forever.  James, a super genius, will do anything to go back to change the events of that night. Em is Marina's future self and she is doing everything in her power to make sure James doesn't go down his path that will ultimately destroy them all.

This was a great YA sci-fi read.  I would highly recommend this debut from Cristin Terrill to any YA readers.  It had a lot of fast-paced action and adventure, plus a little romance and of course a love triangle.  I didn't realize this was going to be a series since this book seemed to have a clean ending, but the next book will be coming out some time next year. 

1 comment:

Michael Draper said...

This is the type of story that I usually enjoy. thanks for the review.
Mike