Author: Christin Terrill
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
Publishing Date: September 3rd 2013
Blurb Description: 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.
Time, the final frontier: The one thing man has very little of; But soon, all of that is going to change…
Yesterday: Marina was a girl with a little too much and a little too less, and falling head over heels for James Shaw, the charismatic son of a powerful family.
Today: Years later, Em sits in a cell, obsessed with a drain on the hard, grey floor. Her only ally- a voice that creeps in from the cell next door, who is also being tortured everyday to reveal that tiny bit of information that keeps her alive, by someone Marina used to know.
Tomorrow (or Yesterday, in time talk): Em has a mission: to kill the boy Marina is falling for, to save herself, the voice next door and the rest of the world, including Marina herself.
In a dystopian world, the future, to be more specific, life as we know it, or our freedom is gone. Bombs are being burst to make the nation realize its weaknesses, by government run agencies itself. People cannot travel between cities, cannot even cross a street without being assaulted. What caused it? Something that should have never been trifled with it the first place- time- because, you see, time is not straight, nor something that keeps on running. It has laws, and if you break those laws (time travel), it will erase you; the time where you were will continue to go on, as if you were never there and everything will happen all over again, unless you intervene and change it (in the time you have, before you get erased, in the past).
All our Yesterdays’ is the debut novel by Christin Terrill, with characters and a story line so unique, it will blow you mind! It’s extremely hard to explain such a wonderful book, partially because of the time travel and how time changes who we once were, for better or for worse, until death do us part.
I'm not really going to be talking about the twists and turns in the book (but, rest assured, there are many!) because then the entire point of the book will disappear. It's a bit weird, or Cryptic in the beginning, but I suppose that's the point, to keep you guessing!
All our yesterdays’ is about loss and family, and what we would do to get the people we love back. It’s about (the strongest of) friendships and how they can be destroyed; trust- how it can be shattered and earned and love, because we find it where we never think we will! It’s about learning to love yourself, before expecting someone else to love you.
Most of all, All our Yesterdays deals with change- how much you can change; cross that thin line between good and evil but think you’re doing it for the right reasons, and then, going back in time to remember the person that you used to know.
A timeless tale on change, loss, love, family, trust and time travel!- READ it!