All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

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Overall, All Our Yesterdays was a mixed bag: quite entertaining and thoughtful but also awfully oblivious at times.


"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.

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Author Bio: Cristin Terrill ( has a BA in Drama from Vassar College and an MA in Shakespeare Studies from the Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham in the UK. She grew up in Texas and currently lives outside of Washington, D.C., with one very dignified cat and one very goofy one. She also bakes a mean margarita cupcake. She blogs on her website and at
Published September 3, 2013 by Disney Hyperion. 370 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Ana Grilo on Jul 26 2013

Overall, All Our Yesterdays was a mixed bag: quite entertaining and thoughtful but also awfully oblivious at times.

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Lectus cn 6 Feb 2014

The time traveling didn't work for me at all; although I did like what was going on in the present with future Marina.

So Em goes back in time for the 15th time to change the future. That is, sh...

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