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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  890 ratings  ·  91 reviews
"This book made me smile and feel good about love and life and at the same time kept me guessing and even made me shed some tears. All in all, it is one of my favorite books I've read this year."
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"I am so in love with this story. I wasn't expecting to be so emotionally affected by this book. I definitely cried my eyes out. I was pulled in from the very
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Kindle Edition, 344 pages
Published May 17th 2011 by Tyra Lynn
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Tyra Lynn
Feb 22, 2012 Tyra Lynn added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I would love to get more feedback from those who have read TEMPUS. Thank you for your interest and happy reading!
Lauren
I’m giving Tempus four stars because I thought the overall concept was incredibly interesting and I enjoyed the book. It was really good for a self-published novel. However, I think the details of the story could have been a lot stronger. Especially the way the beginning was written and the whole time travel explanation parts.

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The beginning was way too long. It took forever to get to Gabriel and the heart of what was going on in the story. After I finished it, I see why some
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Angel
This book was so good! I loved the characters and story. It had surprises and twists. I laughed and cried. It had one of the most amazing endings ever!

The main character Jessie has an ability to see the past by touching things like antiques. One day she touches something in her dads antique shop and she sees someone from the past that can see her. She spends a lot of time trying to see him again, trying to find out who he is or if he was even real. She also starts dating her first crush in the m
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Beth
Wow, Umm, Yeah, I’m sticking with WOW! You know when you find a book that hits you on an emotional level, one that keeps replaying in your mind... Tempus is just such a creation. Within the pages of Tempus, you will find an extremely complex creation, incredible, mind boggling story. At first, I thought the principle was close to Ground Hog Day, but it really was so much more. Trya Lynn wove together time traveling, fate, soul mates, love triangles, deep friendship, family bonds and happiness th ...more
BookHookup
So by the 2nd page I’m hooked by Jessie’s “glimpses” when she touches antiques. I love how the author doesn’t waste time and just jumps right into the story. If I like a book right away it’s always a good sign. This story line was something different than I’d read before ~ from dreams to time travel ~ which is what makes indie books so refreshing to me.

So there’s a decent amount of “omigods” and falling in love in half a minute, but I needed to remind myself the characters were young but they we
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Ana
My first ever 5 star rating. I've done lots of reading lately and loved many of the books, but Tempus moved me in a way they didn't. I can't put my finger on what exactly moved me most...the characters who were wonderful and vivid, the love story that was a delicious slow burn, the premise that fate plays such a strong role in our lives or the realization that there are those who willingly live with sadness and devastation as they wait for the perfect time to unite with their soul mate. Obviousl ...more
Tish
Ever since I read A Wrinkle in Time back when I was 8 or 10, I have been a sucker for stories about time travel. 'Tempus' was very enjoyable, finally. At first, it was a little frustrating when the reader was only given glimpses (pun intended) of the mystery surrounding the antique mirror, the guy seen in a dream before being seen in real life, etc., while the main character goes shopping and oohs and aahs over her new cellphone and the cute boy she's dating. But then the story gets to the good ...more
Megan
There was so much to love about this book, and I did love it. The main character started off a bit unevenly - but quickly developed into a favorite for me. I was very pleased with the dialogue...so often in 1st person narration, the best prose is internal. But in this story, the heroine (gasp) expressed her thoughts and was able to articulate the motivations for her actions. Unfortunately, considering how utterly romantic this was, I ended up not getting a very good sense of the love interest(s) ...more
Taddy
Aug 22, 2011 Taddy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves YA romance or Unique YA Paranormal book
I won't give a synopsis of the book, the author and other reviewers did a fantastic job of that already, I just feel that I am about to burst about why people must read this book. I have to say this is my first ever review I've been really compelled to write, and I read and don't usually have time to review because I am too busy reading, as in sometimes 2-3 books a week. So the fact that this book moved me to write a review says something! Tempus actually had me reading until the very wee hours ...more
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This book made me think A LOT. Its plot was carefully thought of and very well written. I admit that I have little interest in time travel. A friend recommended this to me and luckily, I liked it. :)

Jessie has been seeing things by holding / touching an item. These visions becomes more intense when Gabriel comes to her life. She was able to see this gorgeous guy through a mirror and yes, he was able to see her too! Then all the madness with time shifting begins. Frankly, I just scanned through s
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Celeste
So by the 2nd page I’m hooked by Jessie’s “glimpses” when she touches antiques. I love how the author doesn’t waste time and just jumps right in. If I like a book right away it’s always a good sign. This story line was something different than I’d read before ~ from dreams to time travel~ which is what makes indie books so refreshing to me.

So there’s a decent amount of “omigods” and falling in love in half a minute, but I needed to remind myself the characters were young but they were not whiny…
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Debbie (at) I Heart YA Books
Tempus will melt your heart a thousand times eternity. Tyra Lynn will break your heart a thousand times with this breathtaking love story between Jessie and Gabriel. If you’re wondering about the thousand times thing, they’re Gabriel’s words to Jessie: for you, a thousand times eternity. That's just a little hint to show you the beautiful love between these two. Tyra Lynn has created an intriguing heart-felt love story which shows nothing can separate soul mates—not even time. I also liked the w ...more
Emily
Tempus was both a great book and a great buy! I found the storyline fresh and new which made the story very unpredicatble (as all good stories should be :] ) and was surpised with all the twists and turns in the plot. I loved every single charatcer in this book and you can definately tell the author put a lot of time and thought into their personalties which in turn made them very believable and realistic. If your on the fence about buying this book just go ahead and do it already! You won't reg ...more
Dianne
Jun 05, 2012 Dianne rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Dianne by: Tamara Rose Blodgett
There is just something about this book that sucked me in from the beginning. Time travel, true love, destiny, pain, joy, patience...its all there. A completely different twist for me in the YA paranormal genre! I laughed, wanted to cry, sighed. The main female character was so likable, so real, so warm, so teen...the main male character was definitely sigh-worthy, honorable, yet desperate and determined. Wonderful writing! I can't wait to see what happens next!
Genie
Let me begin by telling you that I felt Tempus was slow to start but once it picked up I loved it! The love in the story was beautiful through and though. There were times I must admit that I was throughly confused but it made me feel for Jessie as she seemed to be as lost as I was, lol. The end was what stole my heart, it was amazing and I applaud Ms. Lynn for her dynamic ability to give closure as well as ensure readers will be anxious for the next book. ...more
Amy
This book was breathtaking... I cannot wait for book #2. Tyra Lynn has an amazing ability to pull a reader into the world she so cleverly created with her vivid, beautiful and descriptive writing. I admit, I was a bit lost (but still fully engaged) in the beginning but everything falls into place perfectly in the end. I highly recommend reading this book.
Annie
Really, really good. One of those can't put it down have to force yourself to stop and go to bed kind of books. The author did a great job introducing us to her world. Jessie & Gabriel's connection is just- Wow. I definitely wanted the story to keep going.
Megan
In reality, I would give this 3.5 stars. (Come on Goodreads, where are the 1/2 stars?) I liked the story a lot, although it was a bit slow in the beginning. But by the end I was totally hooked. I'm excited to read the rest of the story!
K. D. Grace
I am in love with this book. Some things are truly, irrevocably meant to be. Next book please!
Sunnykimmy
This book was absolutely amazing.

The story was astonishingly original. It was wonderfully confusing and it pulled me in from the start.
There was so much to the story, there were so many layers and it was like they were pulled back one at a time, very slowly throughout the book. Or like a puzzle needing to be solved. While the story wasn't exactly action-packed, it was engaging, gripping in a wholly different way. It also made me think, both in trying to understand the story, trying to find out
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Jennifer
When Jessie touches things, she can see the past, which can be annoying when your dad owns an antique shop. But she's not complaining when a mirror shows her the most gorgeous guy she's ever seen - until she realizes that he's looking back at her. So of course this is when her longtime crush Steve decides to notice she's alive, and do something about it. The last thing she needs is for her dad to hire a new employee - until she realizes her mystery boy has stepped right out of the mirror and in ...more
Heather

Jessie McLeod has always gotten glimpses of the past while touching objects that's why she loves working in her dads antique shop. To Jessie the glimpses are like reading books, some aren't so intriguing while others keep you coming back for more.

This all changes though when she touches a mirror and the past seems to be looking right at her. It wouldn't have been so bad if the guy hadn't been totally drop dead worthy and she hadn't been dressed like a slob, but the people of the past can't see
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Vickie Ramage
Tempus is a really cute romance story about 17 year old Jessie who lives in a small town with her Dad. They both have a love of antiques and run an antiques store in town. Jessie has another reason to love antiques though – when she touches old objects, she sometimes gets a glimpse into the past, of previous owners of the objects. Despite this, she's a pretty average teenager – at the beginning she decides to go out, buy herself some new clothes and get her hair done. Then she discovers that her ...more
Trisha Wolfe
Wow! Just wow. I feel so bad for taking this long to get a review up for TEMPUS. I had received it a while ago, even opened it up and read (and LOVED) the first chapter, but then got mad busy with edits and other projects that had deadlines. I am happy about one thing, though, NOW I get to dive right into the second book with little wait as it releases in January!

Jessie. My girl! Love a girl who thinks for herself, reasons things out, and just has plain out common sense. She didn’t do one annoyi
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Morgan
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While reading Tempus, I was sucked into a magical, fictional world that I don’t completely understand yet, but I love it all the same. Tempus is the first book in a new time travel series by Tyra Lynn, and it’s wonderfully written because you are introduced to this new world where a lot of your questions are answered, yet it leaves so many unanswered questions for the second book in the series, Arcanus.

The only r
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Carrie
I don't think I've been as affected or moved by a book since Twilight...until now. I don't even have the words to express how I feel. I have read a lot of paranormal romance lately and loved almost all of them. Excellent writing, characters, plot...I have even felt completely engaged in the story. But this book was different. I WAS Jessie...no, I'm not crazy, but the author's words were like actual emotions to me. The scenes between Jessie and Gabriel were so incredibly intimate and intense with ...more
Daphne
Tempus is beautifully written, sweet story filled with romance.

Jessie has turned 17 and for her last summer before senior year she has decided to shake things up. She got a makeover from head to toe and everyone was in awe with her beauty. Steve, her childhood crush, definitely noticed that the girl who ran around with a natural beauty but did not put any effort on herself or relationships was definitely blossoming.

Jessie had a gift, of knowing and would soon come to trust on blue eyed, sexy Gab
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Sanette
IF YOU ARE A YA ROMANCE LOVER WITH AN INTEREST IN TIME TRAVEL BOOKS, THIS IS THE ONE FOR YOU! AMAZING!!!

That was awesome! The romance between Jessie and Gabriel was so intense and the theories of time and energy were close to what I believe about the universe that this book left me breathless. I have to admit that I am surprised that I love this book so much because at first I thought it was kind of fluffy and stupid with her prancing around thinking she was suddenly hot but when she started to
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Tommie
I enjoyed this book very much, it was more about remembering the past like Forgotten than a time travel book.
There was of course some time travel aspect but there was too much information at once that I felt as confused as Jessie when Gabriel tried to explain the phenomenon.

The romance was great and I felt that the autor put a lot of work on developing each characters to have there own voice. I enjoyed the interaction between Jessie and her dad as well as the relationship between Jessie and Ste
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Nikki
Tempus is one of the most interesting and strong concepted books I'v ever read. Especially the whole time travel thing (love it!!). The cover is good enough. This was my first historic romance novel, and I don't think I could get anything better!!!!

To start with the characters, first the MC, Jessie was awesome!! Yeah, she was always a bit confused and in need of help from her BFF Julie, but she was strong, confident, and...lets just say she liked to be herself. An awesome girl with plain old com
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“I wondered if that’s what déjà vu was - being in step with a moment, a place, exactly where you were supposed to be at a given time. ” 15 likes
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