November 14, 2011

Book Review: Tempest by Julie Cross

Title: Tempest (Tempest #1)
Author: Julie Cross
Release Date: 17th Jan 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Source: Received from the publisher via Netgalley

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 

This book has already been compared to movies such as, The Butterfly Effect and Jumper.  
There are similarities, yes. 
But Tempest is something different, and much, much more.
(so clear your mind of any preconceived ideas)  
This book will blow your mind.

Tempest is not just an action packed read.
Its a love story, a conspiracy story, a mystery thriller, an action adventure, futuristic like fantasy with some chick lit moments thrown in too (tissues required!)
It really will mess with your head.

Julie Cross has intense story writing skills and has built a well written world full of vivid and alive characters, who she has thrown into some truly thrilling scenario's.

I loved reading this story from a male P.O.V. (whiny girls in love with 2 boys is SO overdone!) Jackson's story is a refreshing read. 
A young man who is strong willed, has strong morals and has a great sense of what should be right with the world.
Although his life has never been perfect (even with his privileged background) he still understands the true meaning of family and loyalty. And his love for Holly is timeless....although I much prefer 007 Holly over 009 Holly.

Tempest really is a fantastic book to sink your teeth into.
A 5 Star read ~<;]



1 comment:

  1. lol; whiny girls....overdone''

    great post

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