Monday, January 16, 2012

Tempest by Julie Cross

Title: Tempest
Author: Julie Cross
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: January 17, 2012
Source: Thanks Netgalley and St. Martin's Griffin!
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Summary: The year is 2009.  Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.

That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.

Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.

But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler.  Recruit… or kill him.

Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.

Review: Tempest is the ultimate time travel book. 

The time travel  in Tempest is unique to this book. Yet, the time travel aspect of the book left me with so many questions. I devoured everything there was to know about time travel. I can't wait for more information to be revealed in later books. Cross really outdid herself with the time travel. It was pure genius!

In Tempest there's a male narrator. Jackson has one of the most realistic male voices that I have read in along time. There was nothing about him that didn't seem real. He was a great character that grew up a ton during the story, mostly because of time travel misfortunes. Jackson is such a sweetheart, too! 

There are a couple of great supporting characters. From Jackson's girlfriend Holly to his nerdy friend, Adam . I enjoyed both of the characters. They were an amazing addition to the story. 

The plot of Tempest is fast-paced and frankly, stunning. Like I said before, time travel plays a huge role in this book which then leads to a lot of dangerous scenes. Those scenes were action packed and written well. 

The ending of Tempest is emotional, sad and makes you want to read the next installment right away. The ending of Tempest is a little hard to read, just because of some things that happen. Don't worry, I won't spoil it for you!

Tempest surprised me in all aspects. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book but for now a finished copy of this book will have to do!



Mary @ BookSwarm said...

A realistic male character? Sometimes that's hard to find. I enjoy a good time travel story--I'll have to check this one out.

Lauren M said...

Review twins again! I loved Tempest, so I'm glad you did, too! I completely agree with your review, Katie. :)

Jaskirat@SeeitORreadit said...

Awesome review!!! LOL I reviewed Tempest today too!!! Anyway I totally agree with you :) I can't wait to see this book turn into a movie...Jackson is sooooooooo cool!!!


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Lisa said...

I love books with a male POV. If they are done well they add so much demention to a story.

Megan said...

Wow! What a great review. I think this one would be a perfect read for me. The male narration sounds positively amazing!

Christy @ TheReaderBee said...

I started this book, but have not yet had a chance to finish it. Glad to see that you enjoyed it! I can't wait to get started on it again. :) Lovely review!

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