Monday, January 30, 2012

Review: Tempest

Tempest (Tempest #1)Tempest 
By Julie Cross
Source: Publisher for Review

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: Time travel, adventure, romance, and action, Tempest had everything you could want in a book. That was the best part about this novel. It can appeal to everyone. Whether you are looking for a romantic book, a science fiction one, or an action- mystery, you can find elements of it all in Tempest. Another great thing, it appeals to both guys and girls. The narrator, Jackson, is a guy and while girls are usually fine reading from either gender, it seems like guys are usually more picky. So no matter what you are looking for to read, there's a good chance you will be able to find it in Tempest. 

Each character had there own personality and made the story more intresting to read. When you are able to connect with the characters it always makes a great book even better. My favorite, other then Jackson, has to be Holly. First we meet the 2009 Holly who is in collage, then after Jackson finds himself stuck in 2007 you see how Holly was in 007.  You can see how she's changed, in 2007 she's a teenager in high school a big difference from the one in collage. Then there was Adam who is a super smart geek, and I LOVED him. How he would ramble nonsense about time travel trying to figure out the science. The characters are what made Tempest such a great read. 

There was a few times throughout the novel that I was a bit confused. Mostly because I forgot to look at the beginning of the chapter to see what year Jackson was in. There were other times were I got confused with what other characters knew and how the time travel worked. Most of the time I would keep reading and catch on, so that wasn't such a big problem. 

When I first started reading Tempest, I didn't know it was going to be a series. I thought it was going to be a stand alone book. I'm very glad I was wrong. Tempest sets up this world of time travel that I just can't get enough of and can't wait to read more! 


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