Vortex (Tempest #2)
Jackson Meyer has thrown himself into his role as an agent for Tempest, the shadowy division of the CIA that handles all time-travel-related threats. Despite his heartbreak at losing the love of his life, Jackson h...more
As much as I get fascinated by time travel--especially when it's created as well as in this series--it can get extremely complicated. Like Tempest, this novel is not to be read with a wandering mind, or you will find yourself in the middle of a complex story with no idea where you are--or when. For this reason, it may not be for everyone, but if you enjoy reads that are as intelligent as they are fun, then this series is for you!
So what I'm saying is, even if Jackson tries to go back to that day (and make it his home base) and decides not to cross paths with Holly, I believe that someday, they will meet and he would drag her into his mess anyway.
Although most questions that popped up in t...more
Having read Tempest, the first book in the series, last year, I was really looking forward to reading the second installment and I’m glad to say Julie Cross didn’t disappoint. While I had some issues with the characters at the beginning of the first book, Vortex just grabbed me at the first chapter and made me keep on reading right until the end.
The story pretty much picks up where Tempest ended and since it’s been about a year sinc...more
Based on the 2013 sequels I've read so far (really only Through the Ever Night and Vortex), 2013 seems to be the year of sequels that outshine their predecessors in practically every way imaginable. Vortex, the second installment in Julie Cross' Tempest trilogy, took all my preconceived expectations and expanded upon them, exceeding each and every one of my expectations by tenfold.
Where Tempest moved at a somewhat slow pace, letting the myste...more
I adored the first book in this series, Tempest, and usually the second book in a series drives me a little nuts because let's face it, especially in a timeslip plot, the couple have to be separated. And we know this is going to be the case just from the ending of Tempest, but what I didn't expect in Vortex was the heart-thumping plot line that Julie delivered which distracted me from the will-they-ever-be-together-again ji...more
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At the end of “Tempest,” I was heartbroken for Jackson, but I was proud of him. He sacrificed his happiness and his normal life to protect the girl he loves. Vortex is the aftermath of that sacrifice. For me, “Vortex” is devastating. Jackson’s life is in shambles. He trusts no one and has no one to confide in. In his new life as an agent of the CIA division called Tempest, he is demeaned and treated like a joke. He gets no respect and...more
In Vortex, Jackson struggles to reorganize his life and find a way to live without two people who mean the most to him. He begins training with the Tempest unit of...more
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Holy freaking cliffhanger Batman! Seriously, I knew something hinky was going to happen, but not like that! I also didn't see the whole Adam thing happening either. I'm confused over the Holly fiasco but I shall endeavor to get over myself since there's a lot more story to tell. I mean, there is another book in this series right? We're not going to suddenly find ourselves without a resolution due to the publisher yanking the next book out...more
The pressure is on. After making a tough decision, Jackson Meyer must try and get on with his life. It’s not easy to let go of the girl you love but maybe it won’t be so hard, now that Jackson has other things on his mind. In his new role at Tempest, a division of the CIA, Jackson has to w...more
Vortex (Tempest #2) - Julie Cross
I enjoyed Vortex much more than I did Tempest - in some ways. 1 major flaw this book had was that it was so confusing! It had been a while since I'd read Tempest and I was kind of confused as to what the terms meant like, 'Thomas jumps' or 'half jumps' and stuff. I think it would be helpful to have some kind of glossary, or something to explain all these time travel terms. But other than that, I didn't have any other com...more
So we're kind of off of Holly for a while, she's still there, but not physically. Jackson is in the Tempest now, working there to defend ag...more
I need a diagram. Maybe a diorama.
This book jumps into Jackson’s life after he altered the present by undoing the past. Which means that it starts before the first one did. But this time he’s on a mission, he needs to keep what happened from happe...more
So one of the major faults I found were these Thomas-jumps, or complete-jumps that are focused on a lot in this book. In the first book Cross focuses on the theory that EOTs create a new timeline when they jump...more
Jackson Meyer returns in this marvelous sequel as an agent for Tempest, which happens to be a covert CIA division that deals with time traveling threats. After Eyewall – another division of the CIA and the rival division of Tempest – emerges, Tempest a...more
Quick & Dirty: Time travel, secrets, and altered realities fill the pages of this science fiction tale.
Opening Sentence: The only things that gave me the strength to pull myself off that grassy spot and walk farther from Holly were the images that flashed through my mind — Holly, sitting in that orientation, hiding the book in her lap with her name carefully written inside, her hair twirling around the pencil she was using to take notes.
We follow Jackson in his new life as a CIA, meeting new characters therefore new personalities that add twists and emotion to the story. Julie Cross has captured the idea of time travel descriptively and I think she is effective in creating a real world. However, I did come across parts in the book that had me a little confused as to what was going on. Whether that was because the story itself was complicated, which maybe Cross intended...more
In Tempest, Jackson Meyer discovers that in addition to the pressures of college and maintaining...more
It was so-so for me because the whole time travel thing...more
Jackson is still determined to stay away from Holly for her own good (...more
So . . . I really liked the first book, Tempest. I've had a love for all things time travel even though not all of it makes much sense at times and all of their paradoxes and stuff, but I still love it. I feel that Cross gives more of an accurate depiction of what time travel is like--and it certainly isn't pretty. However, I came into this series knowing that it wouldn't be Happily Ever After. I mean, just look at The Time Traveler's Wi...more
The book follows Jackson as he comes across new characters and challenges in his new life as a CIA. Julie managed to do what seems the impossible for many authors in creating a whole new world within each...more
How would the world be if people could time travel? If we had special agents to handle ETOs(enemies of time). If you could just to an alternate universe?
Vortex bring the word time travel to a new meaning with Jackson, aka agent Meyer, a teenager that can travel threw time. Trying to save the world and a girl he loves proves to be a little more then any teenage guy could handle.
Does Jackson even know who he can and can not tru...more
Did I read the same book as everyone else? Was this written by the same author as Tempest?
Seriously what the F did I just read?!
I have never been as disappointed with a sequel as I have been with Vortex. I enjoyed Tempest a lot and I even recommend it to a few people, but after reading Vortex, I just want to throw-up.
First off, the blurb is so misleading, Holly doesn’t even come into the picture until 25% and then doesn’t really have a voice until 50% into the book. I think...more
and trigger warning for victims of sexual assault.
What should you do if you dislike a woman?
According to this book, sexually assault her to put her in her place.
And after that, she'll want to kiss you some more!
Ugh, nope. This is disgusting, and it makes me sad that a woman wrote it.
The story starts off slowly, and honestly not much happens for most of the book. This book is guilty of using The Chosen One trope. Also, one of the characters, Mason, serves more as a plot device (and...more
If you haven't read Tempest, the first in this fab series, I'd suggest you go and check that out instead of carrying on here. This review will have spoilers for the first in the series (but not for this title).
This second instalment really ups the pace, with Jackson now working as an agent. He faces considerable challenges since he has to keep his time travelling abilities secret, so all the others assume he's a spoilt kid who hasn't earned his place i...more
My sticking point through all of this is the logic of time travel. I've said before that there are countless different approaches to the subject, and as long as you explain the rules, any and all of them can make sense. In Tempest, Cross outlined what seemed to be this universe's rules....more
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Maybe half my soul is buried, deep under the ground, and I'll never get it back.
I'm cold when it isn't. I hear storms that aren't there. There's space in me I can't fill.
Empty. Cold. Storms. And then I smell the carpet, hear deep breaths that aren't mine.
When I open my eyes, she's still gone.”