I am so happy to be participating again in a blog tour! This would be my second time and the excitement just never goes away! I would like to thank the author Julie Cross for giving us the chance to showcase her brilliant debut novel in the Philippines and Dianne from Oops, I Read a Book Again! for hosting the tour! Oh, and if you wanna HEAR the first chapter, you could click HERE!
Author: Julie Cross
Series: Tempest #1
Publication: January 17, 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin
Source: Copy provided by PBT
Genre: Paranormal, Time-Travel, Romance
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. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.
That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.
Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.
But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler. Recruit… or kill him.
Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.
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Jackson Meyer is a nineteen-year-old time traveler. He only discovered his ability a year ago and tries to experiment it with his geek best pal, Adam. He have no idea that the day he spends with his clueless girlfriend Holly would be his last day with her. They have been attacked and she has been shot. He is terrified and have no idea what to do, he accidentally jumps to 2007 and unable to jump back to the present.
I loved how the story was narrated by Jackson who happens to be a male. I've been longing for a book like this for the longest time because most of the young adult novels lately are all narrated by a female protagonist. This book only focuses on one POV and I am totally psyched about it. It isn't everyday that we get to see a glimpse of a male protagonist's mind and the way his thoughts flow is just incredible. The way Jackson sees his sister Courtney and Holly is something incredible. One could realize that there's longing, true love and regret that made me all teary-eyed. Jackson's character handled his miseries well that he learns to choose what is best in spite of the painful repercussions and I adore Holly's kind heart, she's the perfect match for Jackson.
The story of time traveling isn't new to the novel world yet this one seems new to me. The fast-phased development of the characters as well as the story just leaves me catching my breath. I love how it made me anxious to know how will the events turn out! It would have been a perfect five-star review if not for the confusion I sometimes encounter on the latter part of the novel when the action and revelation happened. There's just so many things happening at the same time that I started doubting Jackson and I lose track of who jumped when.
Tempest isn't the typical time-travel novel that one would get tired from reading. It is exciting, romantic and a sexy read! I just couldn't wait to read Vortex and see if Jackson really did not have any regrets!
Thank you Pinoy Book Tours for the copy!
Again, I would like to thank Julie Cross for this chance and Diane for letting us sign up for the tour! I had so much fun with the whole process!