Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Review: Tempest by Julie Cross

Title: Tempest
Author: Julie Cross
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: January 17th 2012
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Quick Review: 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.

Detailed Review: Tempest was an interesting and mind boggling. Well in the first part of the story, we see Jackson's life as a 19 year old, living his days with his girlfriend, Holly and his bestfriend, Adam. It follows through the story where Jackson time travels or as it says 'time jumps'. Jackson doesn't know why he's like that but sooner than later he finds out. 

"She put my hand around him, then muttered something incoherent but it sounded like, 
"Tell me a secret" ... "I'm crazy about you" 

Now the story becomes even more interesting, when the scene opens up to Holly getting shot. I know right?!? I mean, poor Holly because Jackson immediately time jumps, leaving her! Obviously he feels very guilty about the prospect of leaving Holly but at the same time 2009 isn't letting come back. So he passes through other times where he sees his younger sister/twin sister, Courtney who died long time ago, where he feels ashamed. Then he learns how to fall in love with 2007 Holly. Then he meets Adam. Again. 

As he jumps through one of the time lines, he meets his father! Who apparently was going to smash Jackson's face! I mean, really! Sorry, Jackson but your father doesn't know you. But in the end he finds out his Dad's a spy, a creeper stalker followed him and his sister when they were younger. Who knew? Slowly Jackson learns about his true self and finally time jumps back to where it all begin. Where Holly became his girlfriend and changed how they meet, so they never met. 

Now, Jackson learns how to be a spy and how to keep his secrets away from his new friends along with Adam who becomes a super hacker for the CIA. 

Brief Review: 'Action-packed, time traveling and fast-thumping get-ups, I thought Tempest was wonderful and seriously wrapped up with all my favourite genres. Julie Cross you wrote a whole entity of surprise as I skimmed over the pages till the end of the book.'

My Rating: 4/5   'Really liked it'.

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