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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 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Tempest

    Tempest is a great book to read, especially when you're looking for something different. At first, I started reading it, but I stopped and started a different book. But, I just kept wondering what was going to happen, so I obviously finished the book. It may start out slow but trust me, it gets A LOT better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Great book

    I love this book so much it is the best book ever!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Cool book

    I like the cover on the front

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2012

    Th best book ever

    I couldent put this book down it was the best. This book was AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    OMG OMG OMG

    This was one of the best books I have ever read. You need to read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Cute story!!!

    I liked the fact that there was a little romance going on between Gary and the main character in the midst of the problem. It added a twist to the story that I loved.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2012

    Hell yah best book ever

    Picture is kinda scawy scary

    Wish i could put more stars but cant

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

    Loved it

    This book was amazing!!! Read it in 2 dahs

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    .......

    Wow, I dont even know where to begin. This book was absolutely amazing. The summary left me skeptical at first, but once I got into the story I couldnt put my NOOK down. It deserves much more than five stars. Ive never seen a storyline quite like this. Holly Hook is a gifted writer, and I will most certainly be reading more books by her. My review doesnt even do this book justice. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    Best book ever

    This book was so good i could not stick it down

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    Luv it

    If you have ever read savvy series by ingrid law then you may know this book is almost similar to that series both are unpredictable and equally as satisfying.

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  • Posted July 5, 2011

    Awesome!

    I really love this book. Its everything you can want i a good book. Im a speed reader, and because its sonlongnit keptme etertained for a while. All in all, its a great book aand its also inexpensive. It left me looking for the next book ad hoping there would be a third. Get this book!

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Question

    Can someone please tell me the difference between this book and the other version called Tempest, a young adult fantasy. I read the other one and I was wondering what was different.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2011

    Excellent

    Well worth the money- this book is one of the best that I've read in a long time.

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  • Posted February 24, 2011

    Loved it!!!!!

    This book was very good!!!! I couldn't put it down!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2011

    Great first read!

    Tempest was the first book I've read on my ebook. I really enjoyed the unique story line. It definitely has me ready to continue reading Holly Hook's work.

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    Posted May 15, 2011

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