Tempest by Julie Cross
Time travel, romance, action: if you like these Tempest will be right up your street.
|Tempest by Julie Cross|
Nineteen year old Jackson can time travel, but he can’t tell anyone, not even his girlfriend, Holly. When Jackson gets stuck in the year 2007 he can’t manage to get back to his home base, 2009. While trying to get to 2009 he finds he can only go backwards, not forwards which leads him to his sister, Courtney. Courtney died at the age of 14; she was Jackson’s twin sister. They were both without a mother because she died in childbirth. The novel is about whether Jackson can jump back into 2009 and whether he’ll choose to join the Tempest (part of the CIA) or the EOTs (time travellers who want to run the world but their time travelling will rip apart the universe).
This was the first time travel book I have ever read. Reading this made me think about the book called The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I haven’t read it but I wondered if the time travel thing was the same. I still don’t know. :(
This book will definitely be up in my top books. I found I liked it as much as Insignia (by SJ Kincaid) and Divergent (by Veronica Roth), which are very high on my list (at the top). I am definitely going to recommend this book to people and I can’t wait for the next book Vortex which is coming soon. I am sad to say that Tempest has beaten most of the horse books I have ever read (I think some of the horse books get boring or are a bit young).
I definitely will say people who like action, romance and time travel should love it. I think 13+ for this book partly because of language and parts of the romance but other than that it’s a great book.
After reading this I thought more about how most of the books I read now are science fiction.
Publication details: 2012, Macmillan, London, paperbackThis copy: received from the publishers for review