Thursday, February 21, 2013
After Reading: Tempest by 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.
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. (From Goodreads)
(Okay, minor side note to say that I'm going to be making a giant, awesome announcement tomorrow--Friday--which will include some kind of giveaway and other fun stuff. I have no idea at this point what exactly this will entail because I've yet to plan it, but it will be fun--I hope--and I would love it if you came back by then too!)
Tempest is also available in audiobook format--click here to check out an awesome little snippet! (Sounds really cool, right?)
Where to start with Tempest... I'm incredibly partial to time-travel stories. I flat-out love them. I've even written one, once upon a time (which now sits in the drawer, but still, ya get the idea). So, I must admit, I totally loved this book. I love that it was told from a male perspective, which I found completely refreshing, and I love that the MC is older. Personally, I would categorize this less as YA and more as NA (new adult) because of the age, and while not exactly extremely steamy, there's some sex. And honestly, I loved the NA atmosphere. (Little hint to those that might be interested in The Chemistry of Fate, hitting ereaders in just a few months, if you like either of these aspects, CoF will be right up your alley!) Anyhow, I'll also admit that this book made me seriously tear-up in several places. Holy frick its been a while since I've cried at a book, but I certainly was here. And the ending, well, I have to get my hands on Vortex pronto!
Have you read this one? What did you think? YA or NA?