Author: Julie Cross
Series: Tempest #1
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: January 17th 2012
Source: GoodReads First Reads
Pre-order the Book: Amazon
Before I had the opportunity to read this book, I had in my mind some ideas of how this book would be. I thought many things but more than the 80 percent were wrong. Tempest was a big surprise for me, with a plot much more developed and much more solid than others Young Adults books. And that was something that I wasn't expecting at all.
First, the storyline is really good and a little bit different, and I think it's because the idea of time travel hasn't been developed enough in YA books. There are just a few books about this topic, and that is a big plus. In addition, the author has done an excellent job creating the world that surrounds the main character. All the things that happens to Jackson, that he can time travel, that he gets stuck in another time, that his girlfriend is in danger, that he is in danger, his relationship with his sister and his mysterious father. I found everything really well done. The author doesn't focus only in the time travel and the consequences, but also she adds an incredible touch full of emotions.
The characters are really nice. Jackson Mayer is like any other main character of any other book. There is no difference at all. Main characters always want to save the person they love, or maybe the world. And this is the same case of Jackson. He finds himself immerse in a really big problem where he needs to do whatever is necessary to save his girlfriend Holly.
Courtney was simply one of my favorite characters, her participation in the story is really short, but I believe that she will show up more in the future or so I hope. And Adam! OMG! I loved his character. He is so geek!
Holly was another thing. I liked her, but not so much. What I really liked is that we have the opportunity to watch her in two different moments of her life, and we can see two Hollys that are a little bit different.
In conclusion. Tempest is something fresh and unique. A book that a lot of people will love, specially with the great development of the plot, but I'm sure other people won't know what to think about it. The complexity of the topic and the explanations can make the story a little big repetitive and slow. In my personal case, I really enjoyed Tempest, there were scenes that I loved, and some others that I wanted to skip. Overall this is a really good book, and I think it's worth reading it.
|I really liked it!|