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Posted December 29, 2014
I won this book in a giveaway.. I was so excited to start the bo
I won this book in a giveaway.. I was so excited to start the book.. It was a little outside of my reading realm.. I thought the book was good but I would not say it gave me that OMG factor.. It is a 1st in the series and I must admit I do not have the overwhelming want to go after book 2.. I mean the book was not bad it was well written and there was parts you would biting your nails wondering what would happen next but as a OVERALL aspect it just wasn't a book that left me wanting more.. I do not think the end went as you thought it would.. You kind of figure out what is going to happen but it just feels like there should be a little something more..Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 21, 2014
I think this book (series) is better to be read when you have a
I think this book (series) is better to be read when you have a full day (depending on how fast you read) to absorb all the goodness, because reading a chapter or two per night did nothing for my excitement, to be honest with you. I liked the story as a whole and there were a lot of things that took me by surprise, but did I love it to no lengths? Nope, not exactly.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
"But as Adam says, I must be like this for a reason and it's up to us to find out why."
I like the world and that there are different ways to time travel—half jumps and full jumps; the jumping is genetic and whatnot; there are different timetraveling groups fighting against each other. It’s all very fascinating and I really enjoyed how the world was developed throughout the book as Jackson was learning stuff with us, not providing a whole bunch of information at once. I loved the relationship between Holly and Jackson and also adored the sibling relationship between Jackson and Courtney, one scene in particular bringing tears to my eyes. I love that the male POV is written in a very realistic way. Jackson makes guy mistakes and there’re actually very rational reasons behind the mistakes. I really, really enjoyed the narrative.
What I found to be weird was not Adam being a genius, no, but rather how he had contacts in different labs for instance. How in the world can someone—a random college kid, basically a no one—just randomly have a DNA test done in a genetics lab? W-what? How? This doesn’t make any sense. There were the few things like that usually don’t bother me, but as I mentioned before, I read a few chapters per night so my rational side ruled over the emotional parts of my brain, so I got a little nitpicky.
The book in general was pretty complicated: the whole time-lines thing and the specifics of the jumps. Also, it’s hard to guess who the bad guys are. At first, it’s not easy to tell what’s even going on, let alone point fingers at anyone. Not sure what will happen now, after that emotionally gripping ending, but so far? Me is in love with the fact that there are zero love interest for Jackson other than Holly. They gave me feels and surprise, surprise! Sex is mentioned (and done) in YA lit. *gasps* Whaaat? I know, scandalous! It was all very realistic and their relationship was totes adorbs!
As a whole, Tempest brings a good time travel story to the table and the guy POV is extremely well-written. Enjoyed most of it, but there were tiny bits and pieces that made me cringe a little. Can’t wait to continue and find out what new obstacles lay ahead of Jackson. Things are still pretty crazy after all. If you haven’t read this series yet, give it a try. Julie Cross gives a captivating and thrilling story with a lot of heart.
Overall rating: 3.5 out of 5.0
Posted May 8, 2012
I thought Tempest was an ok book. Anything with time traveling
I thought Tempest was an ok book. Anything with time traveling in it will always grab my interest. Unfortunately, my interest waned quickly with Tempest.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
There really wasn't anything new or unique in the story, no surprises to pique interest. I didn't feel any emotional ties between Jackson and Holly at all, even though she was supposed to be the main reason he was doing all the time jumping.
The one saving grace in this book for me was the relationship between Jackson and his twin sister, Courtney. He visits her a few times in the past and their meetings are so sweet. I wish there had been more with them than with Jackson and Holly.
Tempest may be enjoyed more by younger adults. It may also hold interest for those who have a love for time travel.
Posted December 9, 2013
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Posted December 12, 2013
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