Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Book Review: Tempest
Book: Tempest (Tempest #1)
Author: Julie Cross
Genre: SciFi/Fantasy, Romance (YA)
Page count: 334 (Hardcover)
Favorite character: Jackson.
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.
This wasn't a book that I sat down and read straight through, but I feel like I liked it better because I could draw it out. I don't think I would of liked it so much if I had just focused all of my attention on it for 2-3 hours and then it was over. So, if you feel like putting it down while you're reading it, go ahead, but you won't be able to stay away for very long. I wasn't.
I think it was because how interesting the plot was, and it was interesting, and how much I just liked these characters. These were characters I would like to sit down and just talk to because I feel like they're so well rounded. I mean, I've read good characters, but it was something more to see with the time travel thing as well.
Overall, I'd heavily suggest this book to pretty much everyone. I mean, not everyone may like it, obviously, but it as a book that after I finished it, I raved about it. A lot, actually. Jackson and Holly are a believable couple, Adam is a believable best friend, and the story kept me guessing which is not something I'm use to. And I loved it.