"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.
The director's most powerful weapon has always been his particular brand of brutal honesty. Bruises fade, but words like that fester.
- Em -
I'm always interested on time travel. All Our Yesterdays definitely worked for me, I utterly enjoyed it. It's fast-paced, gripping, and intense. The plot is a little bit predictable for me, but it's the feelings that work in this book.
There are 2 POVs here. The first one is Em, from the future who has lived in harmful time. Along with Finn, she had struggled many times to changed the future, to have a better life. They had tried many ways but they failed. This time they are going to kill someone who is responsible with Cassandra, time travel machine which had changed America to a ruthless country.
The other one is Marina, who is Em 4 years ago. She is a usual teenager who has been in love with James the boy next door. One tragedy changes her life. From Marina's perspection, we will see how it started. It's really engaging to know each part.
I love that Cristin Terrill made Em and Marina as imperfect main characters. I was too emotional struggling through their conditions that I don't want to be in their position. My favorite is Finn because I totally could see myself on him lol. And seriously, this guy has ability to wrench your heart :"""""""DD
The friendship is heartbreaking, but so relatable. Cristin Terril really built this aspect very well, I could see how it happened and why. The romance is believable. Rather than giving a fluffy romantic scene, this book is more thrilling the romance with emotions and feelings. I felt brokenheart through the book :"D I like Finn and Em's relationship, it's built with trust and love. I also like how young Finn and Marina connected each other. Marina and James are cute too, although it made me want to throw spoons.
My only issue is I really hoped to know more when Em escaped before she got prisoned. There were some characters that maybe interesting to be explored.