Monday, February 20, 2012

Tempest (Tempest #1)

Tempest (Tempest, #1)Title: Tempest (Tempest #1)
Author: Julie Cross
Rating: 4/5
SummaryThe 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 Thoughts: The hardest books to review for are the one's you love the most. In Tempest Jackson Meyer carries a recessive gene known as the Tempest gene. This gene is capable of producing certain symptoms or abilities such as time travel and advanced memory. When Jackson begins to experiment with his new found abilities, he’s faced with the dangers that come with time jumping and exposes himself to a whole new world filled with lies, intrigue and danger that not only risks those he cares for most, but also the fate of events which he can alter during his time jumps. 
To put it simply:
Jackson loves Holly
Holly loves Jackson
But, time loves Jackson a little too much.
After accidentally time-traveling into the past, Jackson finds himself stuck in 2009, before he met Holly: the love of his life. 
Overall, I really loved this book. The whole time travel plot really cleared up but at the same time, there are so many interesting mysteries. I'm really excited to see where Cross goes with this series. But Oh Dear God the killed me. It really killed me. Can't wait for the next book!  

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