Monday, August 12, 2013

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Cassandra Chronicles #1
Published by Disney Hyperion; September 3, 2013 (expected release date)
Hardcover, 368 pages
Received from publisher through NetGalley -- thanks!

"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 the day he moved next door when 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. Now someone is trying to kill him. 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.

All Our Yesterdays is a wrenching, brilliantly plotted story of fierce love, unthinkable sacrifice, and the infinite implications of our every choice.

- Description from

When I write a review five days after I've finished a book, you know something's up. And in this case that's a good something.

Even though it's a month before All Our Yesterdays makes it debut in North America, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding this book. It seems to be every blogger's new favourite book and well, it deserves it. There's no denying that All Our Yesterdays is a great read, all blood-racing and heart-pumping action. Just what you need in a book about a race against time. Literally.

The characters are great and the plot was amazing…so why am I not screaming for All Our Yesterdays to come to me? Okay, well I already did that but truth is, the ending had me disappointed. The shooting was a major cop-out and after that, things seem to have wrapped themselves rather quickly. And the fact that I had to get someone explain to me how the ending worked out (thanks Nara!) wasn't so great either. I don't want to have to dig out the information at the end when I need it, I want it to be ingrained in my brain so that whatever happens, I can always apply it to point A.

But until I reached the last bit of the book, All Our Yesterdays had me hooked hard and if it weren't for the fact that it was midnight, I wouldn't have let go. I seriously recommend everyone to go out and buy themselves a copy because a book as extraordinary as this deserves a home! And thus begins an excruciatingly long wait for the sequel.

But if anyone would like to pass the time by talking about how fantabulous Finn is with me, I'm down.


  1. I'm so pumped for this book. Amazing concept, and it seems to actually deliver! I guess since the ending is a little tricky I'll have to make sure I pay attention early on. Either way, sounds good!


  2. I love the idea of time travelling and the concept is pretty amazing. I can't wait to see what you think! :)

  3. EEEE! All Our Yesterdays was just fantastically amazing :D :D
    Personally I don't actually think it'll be an excruciating wait for the sequel! The book cut off pretty nicely without a cliffhanger (so much so that I actually thought it was a standalone until I read the author interview included in the ARC saying that there was a sequel coming)
    And you're welcome ;)

  4. I'm excited but also a bit wary for the sequel. I LOVED All Our Yesterdays and I can't wait to get more of Marina and Finn but you're right, there wasn't a cliffhanger so I'm wondering how the story in the second book will go. Hopefully, it's as good as the first! :)