Friday, November 11, 2011

Tempest by Julie Cross

Tempest (Tempest #1) by Julie Cross

YA Science Fiction

Rating: 4 Stars

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.

First Thoughts: I'm not sure if I entered to win this one or not, I'm pretty sure I did but it was a complete surprise when it showed up in my mailbox. The cover is very intriguing and I could see myself choosing this book because of the cover. I think that this synopsis is great too. This seems like a very interesting story.

Writing Style: This is where I had a problem with. This book took a long time even though I do love it. The thing is it took me forever to fall into it. I was confused and had to stop reading because it was just too long of being confused. The writing isn't bad I just couldn't catch on.

Characters: Jackson is like every other young adult. He is in young love and does things that he really shouldn't. I did connect with him on one thing, I am a twin and I cannot even imagine the pain I would feel if I lost my twin sister. He went through a lot at a young age and then finding out he has the ability to jump through time and people he thought he could trust, he really couldn't. The greatest thing is that with all the he went through, he grew up and learned from his mistakes.

Final Thoughts: This book took me awhile. It could be my issues with how the book was set up or it could be that I just started a new job around the time I started the book. Who knows for sure. What I do know is that this book was great. I am looking forward to the next one and I am definitely looking forward to seeing it on the big screen.

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