Review: Tempest by Julie Cross

Format Read: e-ARC provided by NetGalley courtesy of the publisher

Series: Tempest #1
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Genre: Young Adult
Release date:  January 3rd 2012
Formats Available: e-Book, Kindle, Nook, Hardcover
Number of pages: 352 pages
Purchase information: Author Website, Goodreads, Kindle
Book Blurb:
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.

My Thoughts:

Not exactly what I was expecting from the summary. I though it was like Jackson going to the past and changing everything so that his girlfriend doesn’t get killed in front of him. But I have to say that I enjoyed the book, it got a little confusing in some parts while he time-traveled, but it could be just me.
I liked how the story was writen almost like a diary so we could foolow Jackson during his travels and trying to find his way arounf these realities. But he is lost most of the book and he’s character is really juvenily is interesting watching him grow and start to really show some maturity, at least for me was only on the last chapters.
Jackson love for Holly was a little wrong, he’s obssessed for the girl and can’t really see her and what he atitude is doing for their relationship. Holly does change a lot when the time goes by and in this moment I realise that Jackson didn’t really knew her.
Loved Adam and he’s special power, because everything Jackson needed was some science geek to improve he’s way of traveling. Bu he’s father is still a doubt for me, one moment he’s hiding one thing the other we don’t even know who he is, maybe he doesnt even know himself.
I liked the end and though Jackson blow it completely with Thomas, some thing is grow a conscience another is let the evil win. But I always think the goverment is the evil, but in this book gives me a different vibe.
Rating: 

Others on this series:

 

Tomorrow Is Today (Tempest, #0.5)Tempest (Tempest #1)

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3 thoughts on “Review: Tempest by Julie Cross

  1. I've seen this book around a lot on the internet recently but until I read your review I had no idea what it was about! I must admit that I'm not a great fan of books about time travel – sometimes they can get way too confusing!Great review 🙂

  2. I've heard so many people say that it's not at all what the expected, this makes me a slight bit nervous to read it. (Or at least want to try and convince myself to go in with no expectations.) Overall, it sounds like an interesting read and I'm anxiously awaiting my copy!-Jac @ For Love and Books

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