Publisher - St. Martin's Griffin, 352 Pages
Release Date - January 3rd, 2012
I haven't been one for time traveling & all but Julie Cross has changed my mind. I'm in love with Tempest (well Jackson really, lol)! It's nothing super crazy, it's beautifully written & paced. It keeps you on edge waiting to see what the next page brings & the love in this book is just breathtaking!
Tempest has action, love, loss, remorse, regret, eacceptance, trust, mystery...a little bit of everything.
I was sucked in from the beginning. Jackson is 19 yrs old, in college, has a wonderful girlfriend, Holly. He is smart, funny, cocky (when he wants to be), courageous, & utterly faithful...who can time travel. And, he's close with Holly's best friend, Adam. What more could a girl want?!
Jackson has never told anyone about his ability to time travel, or jump (however you want to call it), but he reveals it to Adam, seeing that Adam is the super smart science guy. They are trying to figure out how things work. If anything could be changed, how much time passes from when your in one place & the other, but mainly just doing it for fun. And leaving Holly completely in the dark about it.
Everything was fine until all hell broke loose in Holly's dorm room. Jackson panicked & jumped...unfortunately he ended up in 2007, the farthest back he's ever gone. And now he's stuck.
He replays what happens over & over & tries so many times to get back to 2009 & do something, anything to help Holly but each attempt fails. He finds out things out about his family & more about his abilities. He's very careful as who to trust with all the new information that he has now found. All he knows is that he has to get back to 2009 & protect Holly. The only person that he knows he can fully, undoubtedly trust, is Adam. But problem is they didn't know each other yet.
So much has happened to Jackson in this short, or long, time period depending on how you're looking at it. And now, not long after being in 2007 the EOT (Enemies of Time) come looking for Jackson again & will stop at nothing to recruit him. He has learned from all the jumps that he has made, little bits & pieces of information & he is starting to piece it all together.
Both sides want him for his abilities, but which side is willing to take it as far as 'recruit or kill'? What happens if Jackson doesn't want any part of this? What happens to Holly? The biggest question of all is what will happen to the world?
I will not lie, I cried the last bit of Tempest! You are brought into this world & you feel the emotions that the characters do. You feel the regret for some of the actions that Jackson has made & tries to make them right, even though he knows that it won't change the future. He has a heart of gold! He kept his composure at times knowing that the freaking out part needed to come later. I absolutely cannot wait for the rest of the series to come out.
***I received this for an honest review from St. Martin***