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Tempest (Tempest, Bk 1)
Tempest - Tempest, Bk 1
Author: 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. — T...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312568894
ISBN-10: 0312568894
Publication Date: 1/17/2012
Pages: 352
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  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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susieqmillsacoustics avatar reviewed Tempest (Tempest, Bk 1) on + 911 more book reviews
This was a very exciting page-turner! Lots of action with twists and turns and a fascinating story! So much fun!
daredevilgirl013 avatar reviewed Tempest (Tempest, Bk 1) on + 746 more book reviews
This is a really good time travel book. Great if you're a fan of Doctor Who as it goes into what if events are changed and what if they're not "fixed points in time". The love story also plays a huge part into this. All the little twists and turns were rather interesting and not all were explained. I'm eager to find out what happens in the next two books!
donkeycheese avatar reviewed Tempest (Tempest, Bk 1) on + 1255 more book reviews
Jackson Meyer is in college, with a hot girlfriend and has recently discovered he has a new ability. He can jump time. He doesn't know why he can do this or what the purpose is because if he does something different in the past, the future doesn't change. But it's still a cool ability and he's been working on improving his power by practicing and gradually how far back he can go has increased.

One afternoon, Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, are making up from an argument when a couple of thugs break into the apartment. Among the confusion, Holly is fatally shot. Jackson sees her bleeding out on the kitchen floor before he finds himself pulled away through time. When he wakes up, he is two years into the past, only this time he can't seem to jump back to help Holly.

He isn't sure what to do but to hang tight, so he settles into his old life, trying to meet Holly in her past. He also gets to spend some time with his sister, who passed away in his own real time. Perplexing is his father. His father has a secret and Jackson isn't quite sure what to make of his old man. CIA maybe? All he knows is he has to figure out how to get back to his own time, in the future, so he can save Holly. But when the thugs from the future find him in the past, Jackson has no choice but to join them or forfeit his life.

TEMPEST is a action-packed young adult novel that has a great plot concept. What if we could go back to the past to visit with lost loved ones or see how people we love grew up? Author Julie Cross does a remarkable job of keeping the reader aware of the timeline as Jackson jumps back and forth through time. The romance is understated, but obviously there as Jackson will do anything to save his girlfriend. TEMPEST is the first installment of a trilogy and does a fantastic job of world-building and setting up the tone for the rest of the series. With lots of nail-biting action, a strong plot and compelling characters, I can't wait to read the next one! Definitely pick this one up this summer!


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