Welcome to my review of All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai!
Remember how people in the 1980s thought we’d have hover cars and frequent space travel by now? Well, in Tom Barren’s world, they do. It is exactly the kind of world we should live in, a utopia built on advanced technology. But when he causes his father’s time travel experiment to go awry, the very fabric of our universe changes. And Tom arrives in our 2016. A time that appears to him as a dystopian wasteland. But in our 2016, he has a very real shot at love. The question then becomes does he go back to his familiar time or stay here and figure out a new life for himself?
If you’re looking for a quick recommendation, yes, I would definitely recommend this book!
This is one of the best books I read in 2018. I found it on the Goodreads Best Books of 2018 list (always a great idea to check there for book recommendations). Many already know that I’m not a huge fan of science fiction novels, but this one blew my mind. I struggle to wrap my head around time travel, and certain parts of this book were a little confusing, but I felt that I was able to grasp most of it. Besides, I wasn’t there for the science fiction, time-traveling aspects, but the love story.
It’s a great blend of both for those who want more humanity in their science fiction novels and those who want their romance stories to be a little different. What was so painful about reading this story was the yearning for Tom’s future. The utopia where everything seems so perfect compared to our time. It’s such a strong feeling throughout the book, that I became frustrated with Tom a number of times because he considered staying in our 2016. Why? When you have such a wonderful time to return to. But he considered leaving his time for love.
I did a little research and it turns out the author is a writer for the show This Is Us. Although I’ve never seen the show, I’ve heard it’s amazing. The show has come highly recommended by several people, and now I can imagine how great it must be based on how much I enjoyed his first book (yes, first!). Which makes it no surprise that my favorite part about this book was the writing.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this book to a busy mom. Or just about anyone, it’s that good! If you’re looking for something a little different than the typical popular novel found in every store, be sure to try this one. You won’t be disappointed!
Five out of five stars
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