Saturday, April 28, 2012

Book Review: Tempest by Julie Cross

Title: Tempest
Author: Julie Cross
Series: Tempest #1
Author Links: Blog | Twitter | Facebook
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: January 17th 2012
Buy it: Barnes & Nobles | Amazon
Add it; Goodreads | Library Thing
Summary 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.
3 Stars, enjoyed it but lacked a few things.
When I first picked this up, I'll admit it was because of the hype. As I got to reading the blurb though, I found myself intrigued by the story line of the book.
Tempest got straight to the plot and action during the first few pages, and although the time changes were a tad confusing at first, I really felt myself enjoying this novel. It had action in every turn of a page and romance too. The romance was just the right amount, it didn't take over the story. There were some parts where it dragged a tad but it always picked right back up. I've heard that this was to be turned into a movie and quite frankly I'm curious to see if they'll be able to pull it off. The writing was a bit complex, maybe because it was in a male's point of view or maybe that was the writer's style. *shrugs* I didn't feel connected to the characters as much as I would have liked however I still found myself feeling for them and rooting them on; I wish I could have gotten to know them more though. I found the ending to be priceless earning the main character my respect through the way events turned out.
Tempest is a action filled novel with suspenseful moments weaved in throughout the book. The ending will leave readers waiting for the sequel with anticipation.

Book Trailer: I really like how they're suddenly separated in the trailer, quite dramatic! ^.^

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