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(Tempest #3)

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The battle between the Tempest division and Eyewall comes to a shocking conclusion in this final installment of the Tempest trilogy, where the need for survival stretches the boundaries of history, both past and future, and the world Jackson once knew is a place forever marked by the detrimental effects of time travel.

As Jackson recovers from his brush with death, he’s sur
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published January 28th 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Oct 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook, arc
*Spoiler free for the series*

While I enjoyed Tempest and Vortex, this one was explosive to a whole new level!

I can count on two hands the number of times I was entirely surprised by an ending. I usually catch on, at least to some extent, to what direction it's going to spin (mostly because I think up SO many theories that one of them has to be close to being right), but Timestorm is a freaking masterpiece of an ending that caught me completely off guard. It also left me in a puddle of emotional

Every single book in this series is so different, and yet they all work together in such a cohesive way. It's an incredible series that I think would be best suited to binge all-together without any gaps. Like one awesome sci-fi marathon.

Timestorm is my favorite in the bunch. That ending...I still need to many feels, guys. So many feels. I think I literally shed tears at least twice in the book.

I'll have a full review closer to the release date, but I must say that now wi
Aug 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
I had mixed feelings about this book, but I did enjoy it. It was fast-paced and everything was so different. There are so many twist and turns that take place and I enjoyed this series. I don't think I will re-read this series, but I did enjoy it to an extent. But may I just say, that I am not a huge fan of the covers of this book.

The whole epic ending was sweet and nice and I was satisfied. The whole time-travel thing was really easy to follow compared to other books. Although the second book
Jan 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved Tempest. I enjoyed Vortex, but it didn't quite live up to my opinion of Tempest. Timestorm absolutely blew both of these out of the water - the characters I fell in love with are back with an action packed finale that will left my heart pounding.

Julie Cross completely and utterly broke me with Timestorm. Over and over again. There were so many moments where I just felt broken by the extremes that happen - that is the mark of true talent, since that commanding emotions is one of the hard
May 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-bookshelf

This review is spoiler-free for the entire Tempest trilogy

First things first, Julie Cross deserves huge props for this trilogy. Not only is it awesome as a whole (and gets better with each book), but she really goes all out with her world. You can tell how thoroughly she must have thought this book--and trilogy--through from the very start, and if this series were to be placed in any author's hands, it just would not be the same at all. Julie Cross has created a time travel that is so unique and
Apr 29, 2013 added it
Can't wait to get it!!! ...more
You really - REALLY - have to pay attention with this story. And while this last book had a slow start, things began to pick up at about a third of the way in and that ending! So emotional! This trilogy is just a fantastic debut for a new author. Julie Cross certainly knows her way around a romance.

Matthew Brown was fabulous on the audio. He captured Jackson perfectly.
Tim Martin
A pretty good conclusion to the series, it neatly (and with a definite finality) wrapped up every plot element in the trilogy. The temporal war between Tempest and Eyewall comes to a bloody and surprising conclusion and there were some interesting ramifications from the creation of a World B (largely thanks to Jackson) that surprised me on two separate occasions. Though I don’t think I ever really grasped all the aspects of time travel and alternate time line creation, the effects of there being ...more
Blondies Little Book Life
Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: must-read
"The course of true love never did run smooth"

Timestorm blew me away! I seriously loved every minute of this book. I was constantly on the edge of my seat, waiting to see what would happen next. Julie Cross really knows how to write a great story with so many great characters. I had so many feels while reading this book. It made me cry, laugh and fall in love with the characters all over again. This one compared to the first two was definitely action packed with so many great emotional scenes. O
Honestly I am still debating how I want to write this review, and it's been a few days since I finished reading Timestorm. Timestorm is the final book in the Tempest series and like all final books I have mixed feelings about reading them, looking forward to reading it to see how it all ends, not wanting to read to make sure the series never ends, but also nervous about whether it will be a good read or not.

I began reading Timestorm with minimal expectations, while I loved the first book, the se
Oct 07, 2016 rated it liked it
I'm so so glad I finished this series. But this final book was a test in patience.

The first half is very slow - it's a long, slow build up of getting to know what's going on and why/how things are changing. Then it's stories and info dumps - reading previous journal entries and being around members of the team we've never gotten to know.

Finally, the last 100 pages or so, the action gets going and big choices have to be made. As things finally wind down to the conclusion, I wasn't 100% sure how t
Apr 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned
I want to mark this higher and I think some of my meh feelings are due to the length of time between reading book 2 and this one. I found the first half of the book mildly confusing then the second half was back to story I remembered but by then I wasn't invested. ...more
Aaron Thomas
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
i passed this book many times in my library and always thought it was a girls book but when my friend told me that it was a great book and to read it I did and i think you should to it was the best books I have ever read. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° ...more
Reeka (BoundbyWords)
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Well, this is definitely a first, me liking the third book in a series the best. Because I did, and I do. Timestorm was EVERYTHING the first two books lacked, and then some. Two words come to mind when describing this book: BACK.STORY. That's it, that's all, and it was fantastically done. Tempest had me applauding Julie Cross's ability to own a time-travelling book, and explaining the intricate layout in an understandable way. But then..Vortex went and threw ALL of out
Mar 11, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
It’s possible I read this trilogy without tracking two thirds of it.

Jackson is a time traveler and agent for the CIA’s Tempest division. They exist to oppose the CIA’s other time traveler division, Eyewall. Thomas, the founder of Eyewall, is working toward a utopian future where travelers are the ‘master race.’ After trying to save his girlfriend Holly from being shot, Jackson has altered the present. Instead of being killed or ending up happily ever after, Holly has joined Eyewall. She and Jack
Leya Ruth
This book was much more understandable. There was a lot less jumping around in time and mention of all of the alternate timelines. All the plotlines come together quite nicely. I really appreciated the backstory (future story) explanations. They finally made all the convolutions more understandable.

One thing I really liked about this series was how thoroughly the author gets into Jackson's thought process. I appreciated that although he does seem like the typical young male protagonist, by this
Tiffany (About to Read)
Dec 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
If you’ve been following my reviews for a while, you might remember a little book called Tempest that I absolutely freaking loved. Even though I really enjoyed the second book, Vortex , it took me a long time to pick up Timestorm

A big part of the reason I procrastinated with Timestorm was that I had forgotten a lot of what happened in Tempest and Vortex. This series has a very intricate, very complicated plot because of the time travel. Even though it’s one of the things I adored most a
Heather Anne
Jun 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
For anyone who is an avid reader and follows series closely, you know how important the final book in a series is. It’s the book that can either make or break the whole series. It’s the book that ties up all the loose ends and makes you feel at peace in the literary world. For me, I’ve been a huge fan of the Tempest series from the moment I stumbled across a copy in my local Books-A-Million. So for me, the conclusion to this series is one that I can honestly say left me at peace and feeling like ...more
Charon Lloyd-Roberts
So glad to finally be done with this trilogy it's another case of a beautiful misleading covers hiding a horrible attempt at making love and time travel into an epic trilogy and failing.

A summery for Timestorm:

To save the world, he must destroy everything he loves

Imprisoned in the distant future, Tempest agent Jackson Meyer has returned from the brink of death to discover he is surrounded by the people he loves the most: his dad, his sister and even Holly, his one-time first love turned enemy a
Emily Loveall
Jul 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
IT'S FINISHED! Wow! What a great series. I'm so glad I was chosen for the First Reads program for Tempest. Action-packed scifi with great relationships. Loved it. Great action, so many great twists and turns, and Jackson and his love for Holly persist through it all. I even shed some tears toward the end.

The only reason I docked a star was because I had a hard time keeping track of things -- minor characters, the various timelines. But the complexity is great, too, she doesn't dumb things
Dec 06, 2018 rated it liked it
I'm glad to be done with this series. There were things about it that I enjoyed. I don't mind a time travel romance here and there. But I find books that focus too much on the scifi element of time travel are not my thing. The plot was so complicated to me, and keeping track of who the characters are, whether their good or bad guys, and what timeline they came from, was more than I care for. But I thought the ending was satisfying from an emotional standpoint, though I had trouble understanding ...more
Emily S.
So I almost didn't read this series because it sounded weird. After awhile though, I picked up the first book and ended up really enjoying it. I'm glad I read the series. Julie Cross has a real gift for storytelling & in amazed that she can keep it all straight! I did think the ending to this book was a little rushed and way too convenient, but overall I really liked it. ...more
Oct 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm so sad to say good bye to this serie. It was one of the best about time traveling for me and I loved the characters so much. Jackson is such a great guy and Holly such a strong girl, and everyone is so awesome ...more
Jun 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2013
3.5 stars

I'm kind of ehhh about this book. I mean, it was definitely engaging, with an action-packed plot, but I felt like things got a tad convoluted, and there were also a few moments of awkward or unexplained writing. However, I'm glad that we got a satisfying sense of closure.
*Genre* Science Fiction
*Rating* 3.5-4

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Published: January 28th 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin
JANUARY 28th!!!!!!!!!
Mar 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW! fab ending to a great series... loved it.
Emily Hays
DNF for now. Might pick it back up when I'm in the mood. ...more
Erika Maki
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this conclusion to the trilogy. It was incredible and it blew the previous two books out of the water. In this book, Jackson and the majority of the people he loves are trapped on this island where time travellers who disobey orders are sent. Throughout this book, Jackson isn't sure if he should try to reconnect with Holly because he wants her to have the freedom to choose to be with him without any other circumstances interfering. This proves to be difficult since Jackson and Hol ...more
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Julie Cross is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult and Young Adult fiction, including the Tempest series, a young adult science fiction trilogy which includes Tempest, Vortex, Timestorm (St. Martin's Press). She's also the author of Letters to Nowhere series, Whatever Life Throws at You, Third Degree, Halfway Perfect, and many more to come!

Julie lives in Central Illinois with her h

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