Thursday, December 8, 2011

Review: Tempest

Tempest (Tempest #1)Title: Tempest
Author: Julie Cross
Release Date: 17 Jan. 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 352
Rate: The Best to Love

Synopsis from Goodreads

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 is going to be famous.  It is already being turned into a movie.  Foreign rights have already been sold in 12 countries.  This book is going to be everywhere, and it should be.

When I began reading it I was only partially intrigued, but this book was crazy, epic, awesome, spell-bindingly amazing.  Seriously, I was unable to put it down until I finished it.  The intensity of the time traveling was fantastic.  There is mystery, action, romance all crammed into this one great book.

Jackson can't trust anyone in this book.  Everyone is fighting for themselves.  I felt bad for him because he was so alone.  Holly didn't even know he could time travel.  I kept wishing she did know so he could have someone other than Adam to talk to. 

I was more interested in finding out about his dead twin Courtney than I was hearing about Holly.  His story with Holly is good and dandy, but the mysteries with Courtney are even better.  Everything concerning Jackson and Courtney was touching.

Julie Cross wrote a fantastic page-turner.  You must get this book when it comes out! I'm also stoked for the movie.  I'll be looking into it a lot.

1 comment:

  1. omg Im so escited for this book! and its going to be a movie. wow.

    and great review.