Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Book Review: Tempest by Julie Cross

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.

I thought Tempest was an ok book.  Anything with time traveling in it will always grab my interest.  Unfortunately, my interest waned quickly with Tempest.

There really wasn't anything new or unique in the story, no surprises to pique interest.  I didn't feel any emotional ties between Jackson and Holly at all, even though she was supposed to be the main reason he was doing all the time jumping.

The one saving grace in this book for me was the relationship between Jackson and his twin sister, Courtney.  He visits her a few times in the past and their meetings are so sweet.  I wish there had been more with them than with Jackson and Holly.

Tempest may be enjoyed more by younger adults.  It may also hold interest for those who have a love for time travel.

I give this book 3 Bookworms.

Reading level:  Ages 14 and up
Hardcover:  352 pages
Publisher:  St. Martin's Griffin (January 17, 2012)
ISBN-10:  0312568894
ISBN-13:  978-0312568894

Ebook:  350 pages
Sold by:  MacMillan
ASIN:   B0051O9MJ0

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