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(MetaWars #3)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  137 ratings  ·  27 reviews
The public doesn't trust them. The government wants to control them. Being a superhero has never been this hard, especially for Tempest.

Two months after the discovery of the powerful, non-Meta Recombinants, the former Rangers—Meta-powered humans dedicated to preserving the peace—have made no progress in uncovering the newcomers' origins, or convincing the public to trust
ebook, 384 pages
Published April 22nd 2013 by Pocket Star
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Dec 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
In a world where super human abilities makes you a target, Ethan “Tempest” Swift will discover what it takes to be a real hero. The government wants to control them. The general population is afraid of them and wants to lock them away. The Metas, they just want to use their abilities for good. So where does Ethan fit in all this...

Ethan is haunted by the Meta war that happened 15 years ago. Ethan has been chosen to do recon on the island of Manhattan, a “Bane” prison. Banes are Metas gone "rogue
Feb 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2013
Posted at Yummy Men & Kick Ass Chicks

Tempest is the third book in Kelly Meding’s Meta Wars series. You know when someone talks about books that start one way then go waaaayyy off from that to finally end up somewhere you never saw coming. Yeah…this book is just like that. In fact, this series is just like that. Kelly does a wonderful job throwing us for a loop then throwing us through another loop then torpedoing us through a bigger loop only to have us land smack on our faces. In the mud. A
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
i thouroughly enjoy the journey that these characters take. they all have issues that need addressing, and if they can heal by the end, I am happy.

the pacing of these stories almost make them feel like two stories or maybe it's two acts. so many spots felt like the end only to have it ramped up again. it's an odd feeling to be granted a sense of satisfaction multiple times. granted, those moments do tend to be quickly ripped away...

one more part to the metawars...see you at the conclusion! (?)
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Quick & Dirty: Another dark urban fantasy in the MetaWars series, action-packed and realistic in its tone.

Opening Sentence: “Greens are such a pain in the ass.”

The Review:

Tempest is the third novel in the MetaWars series and it begins a few months after the events in Changeling. Each novel so far has been told from a different Metas’ point of view. This time it is Ethan’s turn. Ethan who is known as Tempest, along with Teresa, Gage, Marco and Renee are just ab
Kristie Elston
Nov 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Originally reviewed at Dark Faerie Tales:

Quick & Dirty: Another dark urban fantasy in the MetaWars series, action-packed and realistic in its tone.

The Review:

Tempest is the third novel in the MetaWars series and it begins a few months after the events in Changeling. Each novel so far has been told from a different Metas’ point of view. This time it is Ethan’s turn. Ethan who is known as Tempest, along with Teresa, Gage, Marco and Renee are just about gett
Jen Davis
Dec 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
I must say, I am impressed. Kelly Meding has written a book about a gay male superhero, that manages to treat the lead character like any other hero in any other book. It’s not about the fact that he is gay, yet she doesn’t shy away from it. He has a love interest and a romance that receives no more and no less attention than main characters have in previous books. It’s not a m/m romance. It’s just an urban fantasy with a romantic subplot. It shouldn’t be a big deal, but as I read it, I realized ...more
After Changeling, where we ventured into the Meta world through the eyes of a new Meta, it was nice to get back into the head of one of the few Meta’s who remember the Meta War. Ethan “Tempest” Swift wasn’t even a teenager at the time of the Meta War, but he carries with him some serious emotional damage from that time frame. The death of his mother was a huge one and we learn in this book that there was a huge gut twisting reveal by Ethan’s mother on her death bed. It explains a lot about Ethan ...more
Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Tempest by Kelly Meling
This is a great and interesting book that can stand on its own, although it’s evidently a series. I love the idea that it is super heroes who have had many problems, including problems with their abilities. The stories ideals of romance, heroics, are balanced with the fact that the hero trying to avenge his mother’s unfortunate death. This mental twist that it was his Bane father, a Meta (hero) who uses his powers for evil was the cause of his mother’s death. It is interes
Dec 20, 2012 rated it liked it
I was a little leery to read this one. I really liked the first book, but the second book was a disappointment for me. This one was going to be the make or break book in the series for me. I liked where this book went. I loved that the animosity between the Rangers and Banes was addressed and done in a way that you understood where both sides were coming from and how those that were still alive could forgive those that killed their friends. The whole thing was shades of grey and finally they all ...more
Stuart Macmartin
Another good read. Characters and story are alive enough for my baseline 3 stars. Some subplots don't appeal to me but some readers might welcome them. Action, flawed characters, morality questions, some new superpowers. An interesting twist in the perceived backstory.

I see most people give this 4 stars. This book was a good read and does have some strongly developed characters, but it does not have the compelling writing or true depth of world and character and nuances I expect from my 4 and 5
May 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
I love how each of the books in the MetaWars series builds on each other by giving us little pieces of history of the Rangers/Banes and then mixing it into the present time where the survivors are trying to make sense of their lives. In Tempest, we get a look into Ethan "Tempest" Swift. I will say that although he wasn't my favorite character in the previous books, he had a lot more going on inside than I would have thought and I enjoyed his story. This series is definitely picking up steam for ...more
Apr 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-reads
Dynamite! Likely the best of a really good series. Again, we have a different protagonist/1st person narrator going on a voyage of personal discovery while battling some bad guys and further exploring this world that Meding's created. And tho' that's the same M.O. as the other books in the series, she pulls it off so that it feels fresh. No mean feat there.

I really liked this guy and his story, and am ready for the next book
May 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2013
I was thrilled when I found out that the third book in the MetaWars series is told from Ethan's POV - he's been one of my favourite characters from the beginning, so I'd been looking forward to getting his story. He has some great character development in this one, and both his story and the continuation of the series plot as a whole kept me glued to the page. Can't wait for the next one! ...more
Juan Carrillo
Jul 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good read worth the time

Over all not a bad story, however at times it does seem to take a little time to get warmed up and really off and running. The relationship between tempest and the changeling is done well and they grow together..I wanted more about how the metas lost there powers and some of the back ground of tempest was interesting. It,s an ok read.
Dec 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
These books are suck quick reads for me, but they are amazing. I loved learning more about Ethan and seeing how he handled confronting his past and finally letting go of all the secrets and issues he had bottled up for so long. Now I can look forward to reading Chimera, which should give me a lot more information about Renee. Starting to read that now.
Dec 21, 2012 marked it as to-read-arc
Shelves: arc, edelweiss
what is this about?

does anyone know?

lol i guess i'll find out soon... :D

damn you arcs.... interfering my saving-4-xmas-holidays shelf....

omg this is a third book?!?! well lucky me :(((

sorry edelweiss but i won't read this :(

*ARC courtesy of Pocket Star via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*
Mar 17, 2015 marked it as tbr-series-sequels-x  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy, kindle
23 July 2015: $2.99 on Kindle ...more
Tony Fecteau
Nov 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
As you get more invested in the characters, the story gets more real. These super heroes are having a super tough time. I would like to see them find some happiness and they do a little in this book. Very intense read.
Apr 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Meh. I liked it as well, maybe more than Changeling, not as well as Trance. It's all getting really predictable in the relationship department, and if she says somebody loves someone else "to pieces" one more time I might vomit... ...more
Jun 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Apr 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Kelly's writing is fast and fun. Love all her books ...more
Jan 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Love this series. A refreshing take on the super hero genre.
Ethan "Tempest" and Aaron

4.5 stars

Read April 2013
Jun 02, 2013 marked it as to-read
I haven't read it yet, but this book is actually the reason I'm getting myself an e-reader. Since it's not paper published, I cannot get my hands on it fast enough! :D ...more
Dec 20, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2013-releases
*Recvd via Edelweiss 12/20/2012* Expected publication: April 22nd 2013 by Pocket Star
Apr 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Rated 3.5
Christen (GoldiloxReads)
Dec 20, 2012 marked it as to-read
Which series is this for?
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MetaWars (4 books)
  • Trance (MetaWars, #1)
  • Changeling (MetaWars, #2)
  • Chimera (MetaWars, #4)

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