Monday, 6 February 2012


Book: tempest
Author: Julie Cross
Publisher: PanMacmillan
ISBN: 9780230756267
Rating: A

Jackson Meyer is hiding a secret. He can time-travel. But he doesn't know how he does it, how to control it or what it means. When Jackson, and his girlfriend Holly, find themselves in fatal danger, Jackson panics and catapaults himself two years into his past, further than he's ever managed before, and this time he can't find a way back to the future. All the rules of time-travel he's experienced so far have been broken and Jackson has no choice but to pretend to be his younger self whilst he figures out a solution. Jackson is tearing himself apart with guilt and frustration, wondering if Holly survived. He's also become the target of an unknown enemy force and it seems even his dad is lying to him. Jackson is racing against time to save the girl he loves, but to do that he must first discover the truth about his family and himself. And stay alive.

The hardest thing to do with time travel is to get the reader to understand your concept of how it works and Julie Cross aced it. This book literally blew me away. I've read many time trade books in the past such as Time Riders, and Day of the assassin but this had truly outshone them all. You know that moment when you come across a book that's just going to be amazing. This was more than just a moment with this book. This was an epic event.

The plot was so complex, and cross has definitely mastered the art of twist and turns. Definitely a unique plot. Haven't come across anything like it so far. So much action thought. It was jam packed full of everything you could want. Love, romance, making mistakes, action, fighting and time travel to top it all off.

I particularly like how it was written with the date and time at the top of each section. Beside that though the writing in general was really nice read swell. I flowed smoothly and the balance of description and dialogue was absolutely perfect, making it a very pleasant read. I felt so happy reading this book and a lot of it came down to the text.

The character were all so nice to read about. You felt so in touch with them. Like they were your friends. Whatever they felt, you felt. Favourite character... hmm... hard choice? Who am I kidding, it's Jackson! It's everything you want in a hero! Strong, cool, willing to save risks and always there to save the girl in danger. He was a strong character in the book and kept it all together. He was the focus point and I felt he had the most effort put into him, which is what made him such an amazing main character.

Overall this book was gorgeous read and I absolutely adored it! One word. Sequel?

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