Saturday, June 2, 2012

Review: Tempest by Julie Cross

Title: Tempest
Author: Julie Cross
Date Published: 1/17/12

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.

My Rating: 2.5

My Review:
I really wanted to like this story more than I did. I felt that it was nice to have the point of view of a male character in Jackson. I liked that we got to see his emotions in not only dealing with his father, but seeing his sister "years after" her death again, and spending time with Holly in a past they never shared. 

For some reason I didn't connect with the characters the way I would have liked. There was something missing to make me really feel like I had a stake in what happened to them.

The progression of events moved a little slow for most of the story. This story really kicks in at the very end and I think that if the author took  the last 15% or so and went on from there it would have been more successful. 

Not a bad book, just lacking in some areas. 


roxanne s. sukhan said...

I've seen this book and wondered about it ... sorry you didn't like it more than you did.

Unknown said...

Aww that's disappointing :( After reading the synopsis I thought it was going to be good! The cover reminds me of the Hush Hush cover a bit...


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