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All Our Yesterday's Book Review

All Our Yesterdays - Cristin Terrill

I've been told by several blogs and review posts that this book is considered a Dystopian. However, I have to say I strongly disagree. While yes, it has some Dystopian elements with a government controlling world. The strongly put time travel makes it more of a science fiction novel with a lot of romance added (because that's a plus in most young adult novels these days). This has to be my first real time-travel read and I absolutely loved it.

 

Throughout my time reading, All Our Yesterday's, I was amazed that a debut author was able to capture the essence and honest to god scarily accurate truth of what time travel would do to our world.

 

Em and Finn are being held and kidnapped by the doctor and the government for information. Separated for such a long time, its been ages since the two have set eyes on one another. Em finds a piece of paper instructing her to kill "him". We spend the rest of the novel finding out who him really is. They race back in time on a mission to save their past selves and the future.

 

Marina and James, best friends, when all Marina wants more. Their worlds are turned on its axis when Nate the congressman, James' older brother is shot dead. Trying to find out what happened the two find themselves on the run for answers they never expect to find.

 

The characters created are heartbreaking and in depth. They blend together perfectly with a mix of the past and future presented. You'll find it hard to put down as each moment is heart stopping and leaves you breathless from page one until the very end.

 

I find myself having a hard time giving this a full five stars. I loved it, I really did. The concept of time-travel is such a unique idea with all the other Dystopian novels we read today. I felt that it was predictable. Finding out who the doctor is, who lives, who dies, etc. That being said, its definitely one of the best young adult books I've read this year.