Book Review: Tempest


Book Review: Tempest by Julie Cross

First sentence: "How far back should I go?"

From the front flap: "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 accidentally 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 his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007, learns what he can about his abilities, and meets Holly for the first time... again. Soon he discovers that nothing about his life is what it appears to be, including his own father.

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 take: I'm not sure. I liked the book. I found it intriguing and it held my interest. I'm probably just not the best person to do a review. This is not my typical read. Spy and secret code languages and all that are just not my thing. I guess when I read that it was a time travel book, I had different expectations. Don't get me wrong, it's a very good book. Filled with action and adventure. With enough hint of what the next books in the series are going to be about that if you're into this sort of a read, you will probably be waiting on pins and needles for the next book in the series to come out. Very well written and I might just deviate from my "norm" to read the next one, too.

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Reading level: Ages 14 and up
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (January 17, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0312568894
ISBN-13: 978-0312568894

My rating: B




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