Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Yesterday- C.K. Kelly Martin

Title: Yesterday
Author: C.K. Kelly Martin
Source: Sent for review
Series: No
Rating: 4/5

THEN: The formation of the UNA, the high threat of eco-terrorism, the mammoth rates of unemployment and subsequent escape into a world of virtual reality are things any student can read about in their 21st century textbooks and part of the normal background noise to Freya Kallas's life. Until that world starts to crumble.

NOW: It's 1985. Freya Kallas has just moved across the world and into a new life. On the outside, she fits in at her new high school, but Freya feels nothing but removed. Her mother blames it on the grief over her father's death, but how does that explain the headaches and why do her memories feel so foggy? When Freya lays eyes on Garren Lowe, she can't get him out of her head. She's sure that she knows him, despite his insistence that they've never met. As Freya follows her instincts and pushes towards hidden truths, the two of them unveil a strange and dangerous world where their days may be numbered. Unsure who to trust, Freya and Garren go on the run from powerful forces determined to tear them apart and keep them from discovering the truth about their shared pasts (and futures), her visions, and the time and place they really came from.Yesterday will appeal to fans of James Dashner's The Maze Runner, Veronica Roth's Divergent, Amy Ryan's Glow, Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and Ally Condie's Matched.

Have you ever felt like something was just not right, your memories seem to slip away from you for no apparent reason. This is what sixteen year Freya is dealing with. She recently lost her father and her mother has moved the family to Canada to start over but Freya is having a hard time adjusting.

The plot is so good. There is no other word for it. The plot plays out slowly and I cannot say too much about it without giving it away. Once you figure it out though it is pretty awesome how many details the author has put into the story and how she in cooperated our entire history based around this alternate plot. 

There were some pretty scary people running around in this book but I thought Freya handled them pretty well. After she meets Garren some of her questions are answered but more are made. I really liked Freya. I thought she was really mature and took everything in stride without being a complete robot. She had feelings but she put her survival first. Garren was very similar in that way. He cared about Freya and his family but he was willing to defend himself if he needed to. The secondary characters were also very well written. Everyone acted like I assume a normal person would act in a similar situation.

My feelings for the book overall were I really enjoyed the story and I honestly cannot find fault with it but I am just not in love with it. I thought it was unique and very well written but for some reason I did not fall completely head over heels in love with it which it deserves. 

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