Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Age Group: Young Adult
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.
I've always been fascinated by time travel, but I haven't really read many books focusing on it, especially in YA. I was really excited when I first heard about Tempest, because the story sounded so cool and it didn't disappoint. We start the story with normal guy Jackson Meyer, who is really anything but normal. He's able to travel small distances into the past and with the help of his friend Adam, they keep doing experiments to try and figure out how this time travel is possible and what exactly it affects. Unfortunately, all of the time they spend experimenting is causing problems with Jackson's girlfriend Holly. He can't tell her what they are really doing and she's getting tired of the excuses. One night while trying to make things right with her, strange people show up in her dorm room and during the scuffle Holly gets killed. Just after Holly is shot Adam finds himself transported back to 2007, with no clue how he was able to travel that far and no way to get back to Holly and 2009.
While in 2007 and with the help of Adam, who has been convinced that Jackson really is from the future, they start gathering as much information as they can about Jackson, his very mysterious dad and what Jackson's ability really means for everyone. The strangers from Holly's dorm in 2009 track Jackson down in 2007 and things get even more complicated. This book had so many twists and was constantly giving you new pieces to add to the ever expanding puzzle. We get plenty of information about the time traveling and about the two sides warring over it, but we also get plenty more questions about whats going on and what the true motives are. And that ending was so crazy! We get some major stuff thrown at us in the last few chapters and the end goes in a direction you definitely weren't expecting.
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This book has left me clamoring for the next one in the series. It was fast-paced, action packed, emotional and really fun. This is definitely one to pick up! Thank you, Julie Cross, for such a fun ride :0)
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