Blog Tour: Review and contest for Tempest by Julie Cross

"That was all it took to fool me? My older self must be an idiot."

  • Publisher - Macmillan Children's Books
  • Publication Date - 6 January 2012
  • Age - Teen
  • Isbn: 978 0 230 7526 7 H/back

  • Jackson Meyer is hiding a secret. He can time-travel. But he doesn't know how he does it, how to control it or what it means. When Jackson, and his girlfriend Holly, find themselves in fatal danger, Jackson panics and catapaults himself two years into his past, further than he's ever managed before, and this time he can't find a way back to the future. All the rules of time-travel he's experienced so far have been broken and Jackson has no choice but to pretend to be his younger self whilst he figures out a solution. Jackson is tearing himself apart with guilt and frustration, wondering if Holly survived. He's also become the target of an unknown enemy force and it seems even his dad is lying to him. Jackson is racing against time to save the girl he loves, but to do that he must first discover the truth about his family and himself.
    And stay alive.

    Today - Jackson and Holly are in love
    Tomorrow - She will lie dying in his arm
    Yesterday - Jackson must undo it all

    Having read the synopsis for this novel I was totally on board to dive in and devour it. The concept of time travel is truly fascinating to me and I was eager to see how it would be addressed in this debut novel by Julie Cross. I am most happy to say that I found this novel most intriguing and unique among it's concept and delivery.
    TEMPEST centers on Jackson Meyer, the main character, who can time travel but the unique twist is that he does not require a machine and he can only travel within the time limits that he has existed on earth. So, he cannot travel into the future and hang with Michael J. Fox and the Delorean, but he can see loved ones that have passed on, which is a pivital point in this love story.

    I am not a big sci-fi fan and yet this story kept my interest and made it difficult for me to put down.  The concept of the storyline was well explained and easy to follow which I believe is crucial in a novel of this nature, otherwise I would have lost interest, but that was not the case. Along with the paranormal nature of this novel there is the continuing mysterious vibe and danger that grabs you and keeps the story from becoming overly sappy.

    Despite the novel having been promoted as a "Twilight-like" novel I found that it would appeal to an even greater genre of readers because it has a great paranormal scientific edge while at it's heart is the love story between Jackson and Holly and I know it is the magic ingredient that makes you NEED to know what happens next.

    TEMPEST is fast paced read while featuring characters that are memorable and well fleshed out while interrjected with a scientific paranormal edge that is unique and sure to ensare you.


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    Tempest by Julie Cross Blog Tour
    Hosted by Books Complete Me & Once Upon a Twilight
    December 5th – 16th, January 2nd – 6th

    6th: Andrea @ Reading Lark

    9th: Andye @ Reading Teen
    12th: Damaris @ Good Choice Reading
    13th: Savannah @ Books With Bite

    15th: Heather @ Fire and Ice

    2nd: Cindy @ Books Complete Me
    3rd: Christin @ Portrait of a Book

    5th: Stacey @ Page Turners Blog
    6th: Shannan @ Girls in the Stacks

    September 15, 2007 (12:05 a.m.)

    25 comments on "Blog Tour: Review and contest for Tempest by Julie Cross"

    Jessy wrote: December 16, 2011 at 4:37 AM

    It's funny that so many novels are compared to Twilight even though they are nothing alike, Anyway, I can't wait to read this one.

    Julie wrote: December 16, 2011 at 8:29 AM

    Beautiful review! thanks so much for reading TEMPEST and for being a part of the blog tour :)

    TwilightsDance wrote: December 16, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Thanks for participating Nancy!

    Teril wrote: December 16, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    I cannot wait to read this. I have been seeing it online and love the sound of it.

    ebaker wrote: December 16, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Thanks so much for your review! I CAN'T wait to read this book!

    Michelle @ Oh! For the Love of Books wrote: December 16, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    i adore the cover!!!

    Sayomay wrote: December 16, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    I cant wait to read this! XD

    Vivien wrote: December 16, 2011 at 9:02 PM

    Wonderful review! I'm extremely excited for this one.

    TayteH wrote: December 16, 2011 at 9:38 PM

    "Today - Jackson and Holly are in love
    Tomorrow - She will lie dying in his arm
    Yesterday - Jackson must undo it all"
    I love this. And the review was very good. thank you!

    ladyvampire wrote: December 17, 2011 at 5:35 AM

    Sounds like a great book, looking forward to reading it. Thanks!

    Yan wrote: December 17, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    So happy that you liked it! It's always so disappointing when books get so much buzz early on, but the book ends up failing to meet expectations.

    S. wrote: December 17, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    I just have to say that you have the most beautiful blog page! I love the colors and images - it makes me want to read! I liked your take on Tempest.

    Lisa Richards/alterlisa wrote: December 18, 2011 at 8:56 PM

    As much as I enjoyed Twilight, this sounds nothing like it. I love the Time Travel aspect of it and if it makes me feel like I did when I read Twilight, than that's okay too.

    parenting articles wrote: December 19, 2011 at 11:22 PM

    i would love to read this too!

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    Jump Into Books wrote: December 21, 2011 at 7:11 AM

    Thanks for the wonderful tour and giveaway! Happy Holidays!


    nodizzies wrote: December 21, 2011 at 5:22 PM

    The book sounds awesome! And the book cover looks amazing! I can't wait to read it, especially since it's in the male POV!

    The Lovely Getaway wrote: December 27, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    super excited for this one! thanks for taking part in the blog tour and having this review/giveaway chance fr your readers :D


    Angie wrote: December 30, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    I have been waiting for months to read this!!! Can't wait!! The prequel novella was amazing!!!

    JaclynsMusings wrote: December 31, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    I loved reading Tempest and posted a view back in Oct., but would LOVE a signed copy sooooo very much! I read an older ARC version off of Netgalley and so only had it for a short amount of time. *keeps fingers crossed*
    Happy New Year!

    Brenda Demko wrote: January 2, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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    Brenda Demko wrote: January 2, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    I can't wait to read this. It sounds amazing! I liked Twilight but I think that way too many books (alot of them good reads) claim to be like Twilight. It's annoying! Don't they realize that people might want something else. Twilight is like Twilight, lets leave it at that.

    ashelynn hetland wrote: January 3, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    great review! i was so on board with Tempest when i read the synopsis, too. it is amazing.

    MannaB wrote: January 3, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    Great review! Can't wait for the release date!

    Vi Nguyen wrote: January 5, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    latishajean wrote: January 6, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    Thank you for sharing great review! what a fun blog tour thanks for the great giveaway!

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