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Tempest by Julie Cross
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Jan 20, 2012

liked it
bookshelves: arc, male-pov, time-travel, series, own, up-for-trade
Read from October 30, 2011 to January 20, 2012

What did I think of it ? I just couldn't get into it, but it did have some redeeming qualities. Time travel isn't something I have ever read about on the YA level. I have only experienced it in romance novels. As far as the time travel aspect I haven't ran into anything like other than a movie that only shares small similarities (Jumper). Tempest is completely original and told from the male perspective, something rarely seen in this genre. The beginning of the book through the first 200 pages was boring and slightly confused me. There was just an overall lack of action. There were several times I contemplated not finishing the book, but it's my job. I am glad that I did.

The second half of the book was exponentially better in my opinion. Not only was it packed with action, but I began to feel a connection with the characters. The scenes with Jackson and Courtney, his sister, were amazing. They were so heartbreaking and in one scene in particular there may have been a stray tear shed. The interaction with the EOTs (Enemies of Time) were pretty awesome too. I feel a new super villain has been born. The last thing about the second half that must be addressed is the ending. And what an ending it was! Never in a million years would I have pictured it turning out like that. Now come the question of will I be reading the rest of the series? The answer is I don't know. ** I must be honest before I give my rating. Time travel isn't a subject I particularly enjoy. To make up for any bias on my part I am adding 1/2 star to my rating.

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10/30/2011 page 13
12/12/2011 page 134
38.0% "Still undecided on this one."
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