Tempest by Julie Cross

by Julie Cross

Pages: 432
Release Date: January 5th 2012
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
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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-traveller. 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 Thoughts
BAAAM! We’re talking time travel here. Not the easiest idea to write about and make sure the readers understand where you’re coming from. Yet, Julie Cross has aced it completely. Tempest is a very enjoyable read. It not amazing but it sure has me craving for more.
Jackson can time travel. It’s totally different to our judgement of time travel and pretty cool. We’ll it would be wouldn’t it... time travel people! So then Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, go through a really bad experience with some bad people. Jackson doesn’t have a clue in what to do and just runs away or rather runs back... back in time. This time however, he can’t get back.

Both Holly and Jackson are amazing characters. They make the book interesting- especially whenever they’re around each other. Talking of interesting, Adam is sure that too! He’s Jackson’s best friend and my favourite character out of the entire book! A cute science geek that’s extremely intelligent, how could I resist? You’d think I’d love the moments between Holly and Jackson the most but noooo. It has to be whenever Jackson’s sister, Courtney was in the picture. It is seriously cute and real and heartfelt.

The action was okay. There was excitement and the feeling of what on earth is going to happen next, but sometimes it just didn’t click. Tempest was however, very very very cool to read.

And now, I have come to a conclusion...
1. Time travel is so underrated
2. Julie Cross rocks my socks
3. I want the movie! And I want it now! :D


  1. "very, very cool to read" - I like that. :)

  2. This looks awesome! And fab review!


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