Title- All Our Wrong Todays
Author- Elan Mastai
Published- February 2017
Genre- Science fiction, time travel
Length- 393 pages
Synopsis (Amazon)- When Tom loses the love of his life, time travel seems like the only answer. . . what could possibly go wrong?
So, the thing is, I come from the world we were supposed to have. That means nothing to you, obviously, because you live here, in the crappy world we do have. But it never should’ve turned out like this. And it’s all my fault – well, me and to a lesser extent my father. And, yeah, I guess a little bit Penelope. In both worlds, she’s the love of my life. But only a single version of her can exist. I have one impossible chance to fix history’s greatest mistake and save this broken world. Except it means saving one Penelope and losing the other forever – and I have absolutely no idea which to choose . . .
Review- I received an ARC of this from the publisher so thank you to them.
This isn’t the type of book I normally read but that didn’t stop me from loving it! I don’t know if it not being my usual genre makes my rating more or less valid? Maybe those that read a lot of science-fiction wouldn’t like it, I don’t know, or maybe the fact that I loved it despite not normally liking science fiction shows just how amazing it is?
The book is clearly written, so even though what is going on is at some points complex, it is still easy to follow and understand. The author is basically talking directly to the reader explaining what has happened, so you feel involved in the story in a way you don’t with most fiction. The chapters were all really short which made it very quick to get through.
The story itself is fantastic and there is just the right amount of detail about everything and every character. I can’t fault it. There were lots of twists in the story and it was very well paced. Often books start out well but then go downhill and I kept waiting for that to happen but it just didn’t. The whole thing really was amazing.
The characters are all interesting and realistic. No one does anything that you couldn’t easily imagine a real person doing. Again, there is nothing to fault.
I think if you like the idea of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August you will definitely enjoy this but I would recommend it to pretty much everyone!