Friday, October 26, 2012

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.

First line: “‛How far back should I go?’ I asked Adam.”

Mind. Blown.

The book was sooooooooo good. As a Doctor Who fan, I was kind of scared to start this because of the time traveling. I thought “how are they going to mess this up?” because, well, Julie Cross did change basic time traveling laws. In normal circumstances, I would be upset. Ms. Cross managed to make it work. *claps for Ms. Cross*

Aside from the time traveling, I just felt like the book was real ya know? The relationships, the maturity growth. It wasn’t some fake romance. Jackson really did love Holly. It was obvious. I think they are perfect for each other. And Jackson really developed along the way. He seemed to take Holly for advantage before everything happened, but by the end of the book you can really tell he’s gotten serious about life in general.

Even Jackson’s dad matured as the book progressed. At first, we view him as some jerk of a dad. Which he is. But we learn a bit more why he is that why. By the end of the book, he isn’t much of a jerk. He treats Jackson like the adult he is. He gives Jackson the respect he deserves.

I had more to say about the book, but um… I finished the book a week before I wrote this review. Guess I should’ve written down the points I wanted to talk about, huh? Oops.

So, I’m left with three questions.
1.    What is the legal drinking age in New York? Cuz the characters seem to drink a lot, without any legal barriers whatsoever. Kind of confused me, but okay…
2.    When. Is. The. Sequel. Coming. Out. ???????????
3.    Why haven’t you read this yet????????????????????????????????????
(if you have read this book, what did you think)

1 comment:

Elisabeth said...

I have a terrible habit of procrastinating on review-writing....sometimes weeks!