Monday, July 29, 2013

Review: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

I had been wanting to read this book for a while now. And I was so excited when I got accepted to read it via NetGalley :) Like always, I peeked at the ending, and I got a bit scared, so I waited a few weeks before I read it. I shouldn't have. Well, heartbreaking ending, but perfect book. Truly perfect.

I started this gorgeous book yesterday afternoon. And I could not stop reading it. Several times I tried to, because I wanted to go to sleep, but I just could not. I had to finish it. Because oh. All Our Yesterdays was really exciting and amazing and I did not want it to end. I loved it so much.

So I had to stay up until 1 am to finish it. And it was worth it. The writing in this book is so amazing and I loved that. On top of that perfect writing is the all too perfect story. I loved every moment of it. It's unique and really well done. At least I thought so. A few things in the beginning confused me a little bit, but not for long. This book centers around a time machine named Cassandra. Sort of. I liked it a lot. Might not have understood all too well how it got to be working, but I did love what it could do, even though the reasons for it being in this book were so heartbreaking. I just loved it all so much.

There are some amazing characters in this book. It is told from the point of view of Em and Marina. Both whom I loved. But I think I might have loved Em much. She was just so amazing. And she's my age :) Em is a really amazing person. As the summary says, this book starts out in a cell. Em on one side and Finn on the other. It just broke my heart so much. But I loved every moment. I might be cruel for wishing we saw more of the torture, but yeah. I wished a bit more. But still so good.

We get to know a lot about Em. How she got there and why she's in the cell. I wished we had seen a little bit more of her years on the run with Finn, but I loved the small glimpses that we did get to see. I enjoyed reading from her point of view, and I just wish there had been more. Sobs. Anyway. Then there is Finn, who I adored so much. He was the best character. He's so sweet and heartbroken. It just about made me cry. I just wanted him to be happy. He deserved to be happy.

I loved the small romance between them so much. Because yeah. The romance in this book is pretty awesome. But I wanted a tiny bit more. Sobs. Finn deserved a bit more love and romance. Sniffs. But oh. I still loved everything that happened so much. Finn and Em are perfect together. Also, Finn is an amazing person. I loved reading about the things they did together, even though so much of it were just awful. Like the doctor. And the director. Shudders. I hated them so much.

Then there is Marina. I did like her. Although gah. She annoyed me a bit and she made me feel embarrassed. Because Marina is in love with her best friend James. Whom I actually didn't like that much. He seemed okay at first, but he changes a bit. So yeah. I did not like him and I hated some things that happened between him and Marina. Was a bit heartbreaking. We see a bit of some girl friends that Marina has and I hated all of them. And her parents! Omg. I loved Luz, though.

The characters in this book is just so amazing. Like I said, my favorite was Finn. But I did love reading about all of them. There is a twist in this book, which I loved so much. But yeah. It gave me some heartbreak. Won't spoil it, but it was pretty amazing to read about. There is just so much happening in All Our Yesterdays. I loved all of it. And I just want and need more and more. I know I will re-read this book. It was just perfect. You should all read it and fall in love like I did.

I have pre-ordered the US hardcover of this book already. And the UK paperback, which arrived today :D It's so pretty. I just need all the copies. Because All Our Yesterdays was amazing. So glad that I read it. The ending speaks of a sequel. There needs to be one! Pretty please? I need more Finn. And Finn needs more love. Sobs. <3 I just cannot wait to read more by Cristin. Because I adored her writing and her story. I need more, lots more. You all need to read this book.

Thank you so much to the UK publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read this early. <3

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  1. Yay!! I'm so happy you loved it :-) I thought it was just perfect. Wonderful review Carina <3

    1. Thank you :D Me too. <3 It was just so so perfect. Sigh.

  2. I'm reading this right now and I haven't read much, but what I have I really like. This just sounds awesome all over and I think I'm going to end up liking it a lot. I'm glad you loved this one, Carina, fabulous review! :)

  3. Unique and well done sounds fantastic to me, I can't wait to pick this one up

  4. And another review. If I wasn't planning to read this book, I would be by now. Everyone is raving about it and I'm so excited to get a copy myself. I love the sound of it :D


  5. Ooh, I love that you finished it so fast, that definitely means it is a great read. I can not wait to read this one, all the characters sound fantastic and that makes me automatically love it.

    Alise @ Readers in Wonderland

  6. Great review. I really loved this too. And I'm interviewing Cristin and giving away my ARC on Monday.

  7. This sounds so good! I am so happy that you loved this one and didn't want to stop reading! Yeah!

    I will have to stop by Natalie's blog (which I like to do anyway) and get a chance to win this one!

    Awesome review. :)

  8. Oh it definitely broke my heart too. And Finn was also my favourite character! Although it ended the way it did, I can't wait to see what happens next. I'm not sure if the publishers have already picked up the sequel rights, but I hope they do. I'm so happy and relieved you loved this too! Amazing review, Carina. :)

    1. Yay :D Finn was just so adorable. Sigh. Me too. Dying to see what happens next :) I hope they do too! Just saw in the UK paperback that there will be a sequel ;p really hope it's true. Thank you sweetie. <3

  9. I really liked Em and adored Finn too! This was such a good story. And Luz! Love her :)

    Great review!

  10. Haven't seen anything less than 5 stars of this, very impressive! Will you be reading the sequel? I don't thin one is needed but I know I'll still read it.

    New follower, hi!

    Under The Mountain's Review of All Our Yesterdays


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