Series: All Our Yesterdays #1
Published by Disney Hyperion on 9-3-2013
Genres: Dystopia, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Young Adult
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What would you change?
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 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, and with it, Marina’s hopes for their future. 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. Em and Marina are in a race against time that only one of them can win.
All Our Yesterdays is a wrenching, brilliantly plotted story of fierce love, unthinkable sacrifice, and the infinite implications of our every choice.
All Our Yesterdays is a time-travelling adventure in which a girl named Em must travel back in time to kill the man who invented the time machine and thus prevent an apocalyptic future from happening. The book is done brilliantly, with great pacing and excellent character development. Rather than trudge through attempt after attempt, it only follows the last and final attempt to change the past. It is quite moving and difficult to see her deal with the fact that the one she must kill in the past is innocent and someone she loves, while he will become a monster in the future if she does not accomplish her mission.
I listened to the audiobook version and the narrator was great. There is a lot of depth and emotion here, and she has a great voice.
This is a new favorite of mine!