Sunday, January 1, 2012

Emilia's Review on Tempest

Author: Julie Cross (@juliecross1980)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: January 17, 2012
Format: E-Galley
Pages: 349
Source: NetGalley
Series: Tempest #1
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Extras: Fanpage, Trailer
Buy at: Amazon
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.

You Should... – Buy It!

Reason for Reading – Cover!

Judge the Cover – This cover is just wow! It caught my eyes, and after reading the story, goes completely well with it.

A Little Teaser – Holly fell to the ground and I wanted to shout, to drop down beside her, but the second the seeping red blood started to show through her robe, I jumped. This time I couldn’t seem to control it.

Review  I get a little worried when reading books that have a lot of rave about them. My thoughts can go either way. I either hate it or love it. Well, no problem here, because I absolutely LOVE this book.

Okay, as Jackson said to 2009 Holly, take everything you know about time-traveling and throw it out the window. This time-traveling is different and unique, and being a tad bit of a science nerd, makes total sense. But let’s start off from the beginning, shall we?

Ah, I just love books when they are told in a guy’s point of views. Anyways, Jackson is learning everything he can about his time-traveling. Mason, a logical friend of his, makes Jackson write down everything he can about the jumps to keep on record. So, the book is told like a diary, with date entries above most of the chapters.

Some chapters don’t have a date entry. This will be because Jackson doesn’t know what date or time it is where he jumped. With Mason, Jackson focused on when and where he will time jump. He never had to time-jump on instinct until his girlfriend Holly and him get attacked by strange men, and he jumps.

He jumps all the way back to 2007, which he then tries to jump back to the future but fails. He has never succeeded at jumping to the future. So, him time-jumping leads him to different pasts, and he finds out things about his dad, people that know what he can do, and others that are like him. Every time he tries to jump back to his time, Jackson comes back to 2007.

Now stuck in 2007, Jackson decides to do everything he can to prevent what happened to the 2009 Holly, and not let it happen to her in 2007. I felt like he had more of a connection with the 007 Holly than the 009 Holly. I love seeing him get back together with her, because it was cute and romancey. He also tries to become friends with Mason again so, Mason can help figure out why Jackson is stuck in 2007.

All and all, I think this was a fantastic book. Jackson time-jumps like every few chapters but I found that thrilling. All the mystery behind the people that can time travel and his dad, well I can say that some of secrets are revealed. And then the ending, WOW! Really enjoyed the ending. There was science, action, mystery, and romance that all tied together to make a really breath-taking debut. Can’t wait for the sequel.

Author or Book NEWS – Summit Entertainment has snatched up the rights to make Tempest a movie. The sequel has no title or set date yet. I did see something about it releasing in January 2013, but don’t want to give false info.

1 comment:

  1. I have been wanting to read this book too, I'm glad to know that you love it!