“All Our Yesterdays” By Cristin Terrill

19301020All Our Yesterdays
By: Cristin Terrill
Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
Published March 18th 2014 by Tantor Media

So let’s see: Time Travel/Sci-fi – check, you should know by now that I’m a huge time travel and sci-fi fan, YA novel – semi-check, yeah some Young Adult novels are interesting and produce some great works, but some are just too young for this old man,  Romance – ah hell no.  But wait the story actually keeps me involved and wanting to know what happens next.

This book provides a very interesting take on Time Travel and correcting our errors and the paradoxes involved. The youth involved are trying to stop the creation of a time machine that will destroy the Earth.  The fun thing is that they a using said time machine to jump back and forth through time to do it.

The YA aspect sometimes drags on for this old man.  I understand young love and teen angst…but jeez at times it feels as though this book was only about that.  I kept wanting to say get back to the chases and sci-fi.  Which the book does and all being said and done evens out with a good dose of adventure thrown into this love story.  I would have to say that the book’s explanation of time travel and how paradoxes have a way of fixing themselves keeps this on a nice sci-fi level that kept me interested enough.

Publisher’s Summary
Thriller Award Winner, Best Young Adult Novel, 2014

“You have to kill him.” 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 apart, 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.

©2013 Cristin Terrill (P)2014 Tantor