Review: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
If you are planning to read this book, may I suggest buying some fuses first. Don’t raise your eyebrows at me like that! I can promise you if you read this book, your brain will blow a fuse. Seriously it has the most mind blowing plot I have ever read and so intricate; you wonder how the author managed to keep hold of all the threads. It was ingenious with a cleverly written plot.
The book has been described as The Hunger Games meets The Time Traveller’s Wife, but I don’t think that’s accurate at all. It just doesn’t describe the epicness of this book. So in order to describe it you need to think films – great big mega busters. This book is Back To The Future meets The Terminator! There is humour and terror interwoven with fast paced action and tornado sized time loops that will leave you brain fried.
The story is told from multiple viewpoints but with a twist as you jump backwards and forwards in time. I honestly can’t tell you any more than that without giving secrets away. The plot is exceptional, one of the best time travel books I’ve read in ages.
The characters were awesome. Em and Finn are the Katniss and Peeta of time travel. As their past and futures entangle before exploding apart, you desperately want a happy ending for them. They are running out of options on how to deal with the past; their final choice will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Em is emotionally pulled towards Marina and will go to great depths to protect her. She is so mature for her age, treating Marina like a younger sibling. The changes between the characters of the past and future are intriguing and you find yourself desperate to discover what actually happened to make them so tough in the future. I’m amazed by the author’s talent to create such intriguing and unusual conflict between characters
I’m stunned that this was written by a debut author as it is so well written. I can’t help but wonder what other books they have hidden up their sleeves. I only hope they have something amazing to follow this book as it really is outstanding for a debut. I was completely blown away by this book and can’t wait to read more from this author. An epic time travelling adventure that needs to be made into a film- a cinematic gem just waiting to be picked up.