by Julie Cross
pub date 1/17/2012
product description from goodreads.com
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.
TEMPEST is the first time-travel book I've read (though I've seen tons of movies!), and I absolutely loved it!
Julie Cross has woven a tale of love and intrigue with expert fashion--told through amazing characters and vivid settings--that keeps you both on the edge of your seat and wiping away tears the entire book. The MC, Jackson, is the key to this beautiful story, as it's his journey to discover more about himself and his abilities that carries him and the excellent supporting cast through the pages. His girlfriend Holly is also another key element in TEMPEST, for her death is the reason he jumps back in time--getting stuck there in the process.
That's where the real story begins. For once Jackson begins to uncover secrets about who he is, the people after him open the floodgates, stopping at nothing to either get Jackson on their side or destroy him.
TEMPEST was an exciting, heart-wrenching read that left me wanting more, and I am happy to give it 5 stars. If you haven't already, pick up a copy of this book and travel through time with Jackson!