Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Review:Tempest by Julie Cross

Title: Tempest
Author: Julie Cross
Genre: Young Adult
Source: Publisher
Publication Date:USA:Jan 17th 2012|UK:5th Jan 2012
Tell Me About It
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.
[from goodreads]
My Thoughts
I have heard a lot of good things about Tempest, and although I know I shouldn't, I do judge a book by it's cover.  So with its great feedback, but with a cover I would not have given a second glance at, I had mixed feelings about starting Tempest.  I have learnt my lesson.  From the minute I started Tempest I was hooked, I could not put it down and if it wasn't for my full time job I wold have finished it in 2 days.  It has been a while since I have read a book like this that has kept me glued to the pages, needing to find out what happens next and also wanting to find out what was really going on.
Tempest not only has the main story going on, but also little side stories waiting to be discovered and even though there is a lot of jumping backwards and forwards in time it is easy to follow everything that is going on.
I really don't want to say too much in case I give the plot away, but after promising my copy to a friend, after finishing the book I was reluctant to give it away.  I wanted it to find a home on my bookshelves among all my other books, THAT is how good great amazing this book is.

Julie Cross has done an amazing job on her debut book and I for one will be making sure I own a copy of every book she writes. and am eagerly awaiting the release of book 2...a year won't take too long will it??


  1. I'm reading this one at the moment. I loved the start and I'm now on chapter 11 but the not knowing what's going on its getting to me a little! I'll be reading more tonight.

  2. This sounds like a book I really need to read! Great review!

    I also wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a versatile blogger award: http://bibliophilesthoughtsonbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/versatile-blogger-nomination-nominees.html

  3. I'm looking forward to the second book as well! It definitely sucks you in, since there aren't many lulls in the action or suspense!


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