Thursday, August 22, 2013

Review: All Our Yesterdays

All Our Yesterdays (Cassandra Chronicles, #1)All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars!!!

WOW! What just happened? I'm ready for more NOW please!!!

I still don't know how to write this review - I don't want to spoil anything for anyone.

This book consists of time travel...which honestly, I didn't think I'd like, but man was I wrong (thanks Cristin Terrill for proving me wrong)...romance, friendships, drama and suspense. Everything about this book made it that you just do not/could not want to stop reading!

The story begins with Em being held prisoner. Her friend Finn, he's being in the cell next door. The conditions of this 'prison' are grim and Em and Finn are repeatedly tortured thanks to 'the doctor' ordering guards to do so because he wants/needs information that Em has. Finn is only tortured as another way to cause Em pain and suffering.

Right from the beginning Em becomes intrigued by the drain that's in her cell. She imagines horrible reasons why there'd need to be a drain. One day she gets the drain cover off and discovers a piece of paper; a list that gives multiple tasks. All of the tasks have been scratched out except one..."You have to kill him"

Soon after is where the time travel comes in; Cassandra. Cassandra is a time machine - one that Em and Finn use in order to escape the future and return to the past in order to try and complete the task.

The story is told from two POVs; Em and Marina's. Which, they're actually the same person - Em is from the future, Marina is from the past/present. Through the alternate POVs we also get to learn a lot about each of the characters; from the past/present and the future:
Marina is spoiled, selfish, popular, wealthy and in love with her neighbor and best friend, James Shaw.

Em is smart, tough (due to circumstances), and in love with Finn...and James.

Finn is sarcastic, loyal, best friends with James and in love with Marina/Em.

James is a genius, shy, wealthy, handsome, loyal and loving to his family and friends.

'The doctor', well he's kind-of evil... he thinks he's making the world a better place; that's he doing good... when in reality things are horribly bad.

There's not a whole lot more that I can say without giving anything away; like I said, this book has some suspense, some romance, lots of friendship and some action/drama. Once you begin reading it, you will not want to stop!! And unfortunately, the end doesn't exactly cure that problem.

Cristin Terrill did a beautiful job writing this story and regardless of what genre's you prefer; EVERYONE should give this one a chance; it's definitely worth it!

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

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