I first read ALL OUR YESTERDAYS last December – I picked it up because of the cover, honestly. I had just read THE LOOP by Shandy Lawson and was looking for another time-travel-timey-wimey-type YA fiction. AOY definitely fit the bill. I wasn’t so sure about the premise at first, because it was before I really accepted that I actually enjoy complicated boy/girl relationships in books (aka love triangles and other strange shapes). However, I absolutely loved the entire book, and I even enjoyed the relationship drama and such. The characters just have so many difficulties, so many challenges, and they have to make really tough decisions about who they are and what they want to fight for – I really respected that.
Monday Memories: ALL OUR YESTERDAYS
“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’ 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.
I am now a proud member of the AOY Street Team, The Insiders! I got some amazing book swag from Cristin Terrill last week, and I will be hardcore promoting the book online and in my library. If anyone is interested in some bookmarks and access to the super cool ALL OUR YESTERDAYS web series, just let me know!
Monday Memories is an original feature/weekly meme created and hosted by Miss Print and the Book Bandit. We created Monday Memories because we both love and collect books and wanted to talk about them. We hope you’ll want to share too.
Anyone can join. But please, if you join in the fun, link back to Miss Print and/or the Book Bandit on your own Monday Memories post AND add your name to the Link list included with our posts every week so that everyone can check out other posts! If you don’t have a blog, you can post your thoughts as a comment. And, of course, have fun!
Now that you know how it works, here’s what it is: Monday Memories is super simple. Just take a photo of a book from your personal library (or a library book that’s significant to you, etc.) and talk about why it matters. Is it your first ever signed book? The first book you reviewed on your blog? Whatever it is, write it up in a Monday Memories post and share it.