Review: Tempest by Julie Cross

Title: Tempest
Author: Julie Cross
ISBN: 0312568894
Publication: January 17th, 2012 by St. Martin’s Griffin
Received: Bought at Chapters
Links: Goodreads
Rating: 4 out of 5

Short Blurb: The year is 2009. Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time.

My Thoughts: Kudos to Julie Cross for writing a YA book that doesn’t exist in high school! I have to say that I got right into this book. I was reading it on the road during the book tour and it was a nice break from all the times I had to sit there and tell people why they should buy my book. Sometimes, I just like reading something someone else has written because there’s no pressure.

And Julie Cross really delivered. We have Jackson Meyer who is in college, in love with a girl named Holly, and studying time travel theories with a guy named Adam. He’s got a nice set up, until the CIA shows up and we learn what Tempest really means and we find out what Jackson’s dad does, and then it’s all pretty much downhill from there.

I won’t get into the plot here, you need to read this book to see for yourself what happens between Holly and Jackson. The cover is pretty accurate to the most important part of the whole book. I didn’t understand it at first, but when you see what happens you’ll completely understand it. Let me just tell you this, nobody in this book can fly.

In all honesty, it was tough watching Jackson try to salvage what he had lost, while at the same time figure out the secrets his father has kept from him and run from various government officials. I think Jackson made the right choice at the end of the book, it was a tough decision but it was necessary.

I’m looking forward to the second book in this series as the first one was a promising, hard hitting, suspenseful and endearing book that goes to show that you can’t change the past, but you can change the future.

Also, I need to note, if you liked this book you should also pick up Hourglass by Myra McEntire. They’re both amazing.

Comments ( 5 )

  • Ava Jae says:

    Thanks for the review! <i>Hourglass</i> is on my TBR pile and I&#39;d been planning to check out a <i>Tempest</i> sample, so this was good timing for me. :)

  • Moissanite Jewel says:

    Beautiful review! I saw this just the other day in my Hastings Bookstore. Looked nice, I shoulda got it. Will next time.<br /><br />So if they aren&#39;t flying they&#39;re…oh, I see it now.:) LOL.

  • Colleen says:

    Great review; I also loved that lightbulb moment when I understood the context of the cover image! I&#39;m looking forward to the sequel, because WHAT THE HECK HAPPENS NEXT<br /><br />Also, I am really loving this layout and design for your blog!

  • Bonnie says:

    I am not usually a fan travel books but I I probably just haven&#39;t read the right one, this one definitely sounds like it has the potential to be *that book*. :) I have had this book on my TBR list for a while and your review reminded me of why. (Thank you!)<br /><br />Bonnie @

  • Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue says:

    Yay, you liked Tempest! I&#39;ve been wanting to buy a finished copy (I read an E-ARC) and poke through it, but I&#39;m having jitters. What if there was only that one magical time I read it? What if it doesn&#39;t hold up to a reread? I got so emotionally attached. I think I&#39;ll re-read closer to time for the sequel! I am so glad Julie Cross chose to write from Jackson&#39;s pov – I

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