Sunday, July 27, 2014

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Em and Finn are being held in a prison at the whim of the evil doctor who has not trouble torturing them to get the information he wants.  Em is drawn to the drain in the floor and when she gets it open she finds a list written by all the previous versions of herself with all of the courses of action they have taken to avoid this future.  You see, Em and Finn know about the doctor's time machine and have gone back in time over and over again to try to stop the doctor from bringing about Hell on Earth.  The list tells Em that the only way left to stop this future is to kill the doctor four years in the past.  The only problem is that four years ago Em was a happy young girl named Marina and she was in love with James, the brilliant young man who will become the doctor.

Great premise to this book and pretty good action throughout.  Like most time travel books and movies there are some holes but the author does a decent job of explaining away some of those.  My biggest complaint is the story sustaining device of not just immediately killing the doctor.