Friday, July 12, 2013

Tempest by Julie Cross

Title: Tempest (Tempest #1)
Author: Julie Cross

352 pages, November 3rd 2011, St. Martin's Press
Goodreads' synopsis: "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 want to start out admitting that I'm the kind of person, who judges a book by its cover. When I saw this cover I really didn't want to read the book. The only reason why I bought it was because it was on my Goodreads to-read list and it was cheap, so I thought: "Why not?". But really, for the past year that it has been on my shelf, I have regretted buying it. Then recently I told myself that I had to read the books that have been standing on my shelfs collecting dust for a long time, so I picked it up and was pleasantly surprised!
The characters are amazing, the writing was really good and the plot blew me away. I say this about a lot of books, but this one I really didn't want to stop reading, it was just that good. It's one of those stories where there are one long storyline and then short storylines throughout the book. There's the main one where Jackson wants to find out what is happening to him, why he can travel through time. And then there are the short ones, the ones where he travels bag. The one in 2007 and I can say without spoiling too much that he travels back to other time periods. I really don't have anything bad to say about this book. It was just amazing.Okay, maybe the awfully sad ending that made me want to read the next book SO much, which I guess would have been great, if I had it. 

Other time-travel books that I can recommend: 

Timeless by Alexandra Monir

The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Through To You by Emily Hainsworth


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