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Tempest (#1 Destroyers Series)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Highly Recommended - Great Read

I really enjoyed this book! It had an interesting plot line that sucked me in quickly, and kept my interest throughout the entire book!

posted by 5468668 on December 12, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

17 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

A great read for a younger teen!

Tempest is the story of Janelle, a teenage girl who discovers she is in fact, a hurricane. Janelle was a difficult character to like. I understand that she was frightened by her situation, but to me, she came off as incredibly selfish. If she would have just taken in al...
Tempest is the story of Janelle, a teenage girl who discovers she is in fact, a hurricane. Janelle was a difficult character to like. I understand that she was frightened by her situation, but to me, she came off as incredibly selfish. If she would have just taken in all the facts and made a decision based on them, she could have avoided the majority of her problems. I just felt like it took her too long to just accept her life for what it is. Instead she runs around for more than half the book, avoiding the help that people are giving her.

I did enjoy the fact that the romance between Janelle and Gary was slow moving. They certainly have a connection, but at this point, that's all it really is. The two hurricanes did not have time for a romance - they were much more concerned with saving themselves and the world. I feel like if the relationship were more developed, it would have felt forced and out of place.
In my opinion, Tempest is targeted towards pre-teens and younger teens. The storyline was incredibly over the top and grandiose. In a sense, it reminded me of the overall feel of Percy Jackson. I am not saying I did not enjoy Tempest, because I did. I just feel like the older audiences will have a harder time accepting the string of events (and reasons behind them), than a younger audience. There were a couple of instances when I was reading Tempest that I had to take a huge leap of faith with where the storyline was progressing; I caught myself thinking "that is incredibly unlikely" or "that doesn't make any sense". I simply had to sit back and think, is this book written for you? Would you have thought it made sense at 12? Once I did that, I was able to sit back and enjoy Tempest for what it was - an exciting and extravagant adventure story.

The same thinking can be applied to the villain of the story, Andrina. To me, she was not fleshed out and was rather one dimensional. But again, if you digress back to the state of a 12 year old, I am sure you will love her. I know I certainly didn't care if my villains were fleshed out then. I just wanted them to be evil and for them to loose in the end.

Unfortunately, I think it is difficult for some people to look at a book like this. They cannot read as a younger self; they cannot accept it for what it is. If you read Tempest wanting a young-adult paranormal romance with tons of character development, a sensible plot and fleshed out villains, then I can tell you right now, you are not going to like it. But if you can go into it as a pre-teen and simply enjoy the ride, you will find it rather entertaining. Tempest certainly isn't my favorite book of all time, but I did enjoy it.

posted by ThatBookishGirl on August 10, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2010

    Highly Recommended - Great Read

    I really enjoyed this book! It had an interesting plot line that sucked me in quickly, and kept my interest throughout the entire book!

    14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2012

    Guess what?

    GOD LOVES YOU!!!

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2011

    Tempest

    It was a great book and I kept turning the pages, I hated to put it down. Though, I did get annoyed at times I got into the story. Great buy!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    Never Read this

    Can some onee go into ai lifttle more detail? Thnx

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    To all the people who hate this book

    To all the people who hate on this book GET OVER YOUR SELF!!!!!! This is a great stoy that anyone can read its a good book i LOVE it and people who dont can go screw themselfs! :)
    P.s. dead serious.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    Is thus main camo

    ?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Snakefire

    Red fured no mate no kits no other loyalties woukd love to help.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Lightheart

    Name:Lightheart
    Reason:he is a loyal active cat who loves to help others. Even though of his bad past. He wants to be deputy because he could help the leader and protect his clan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Deputies applications

    Tell me why you would be a good deputy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    $ |-| &Delta D 0 \/\/ $ |-| R ¿ \/\/ ' $ &Delta P P L I C &Delta T I 0 |\|

    • Name - ShadowShrew
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    • Reason why - The reason why I think O would make a great Deputy is because I will fight for this clan 'till the day I join StarClan. I will post daily Patrols. I am very Active. Even though I hate War I am ruthless in war and will keep this clan safe. I will do what ever it is possilble to keep this clan safe along with my leader and clanmate, even if it means sacraficing my own life. I am very loyal and will try my best to keep peace amongst the clan. That is why I would ke a great Deputy. Thank you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2013

    Cat

    I LOVE IT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    AWESOME.

    Pretty good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    good but WIERD

    Good but really wierd

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  • Posted March 20, 2013

    THIS WAS A WELL WRITTEN BOOK . I WOULD READ MORE FROM THIS WRITE

    THIS WAS A WELL WRITTEN BOOK . I WOULD READ MORE FROM THIS WRITER  KEEP THE GOOD WORK UP

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    awww i like this :)

    Really good book. Greatly enjoyed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    Anonymous

    Great book. I loved the plot and how well it told the story. In my mind Janelle was selfish at points but other than that i really enjoyed it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Love

    Amazing&beautifully written.couldnt put it down.must read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    One of the best books in history!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    Amazing!

    This book was great! At first i thought it was going to be a girly book (judging by the cover mainly) but it suprised me and it is a really great book for all groups of people old and young girl and boy! This just proves you can never judge a book by its cover!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    ?idk

    I don't know if I should read this book. I am 12 years old and the reviews look promising. But some of the reviews say that it is NOT a good book. So...

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