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After his girlfriend Holly is fatally shot during a violent struggle, nineteen-year-old Jackson uses his supernatural abilities and travels back in time two years, where he falls in love with Holly all over again, learns that his father is a spy, and discovers powerful enemies of time who will stop at nothing to recruit him for their own purposes.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2012, ©2011
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312568894
Branch Call Number: FICTION Cro
Description: 339 pages ; 22 cm


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Jackson is a normal guy, except he can travel in time. But unlike in the movies, he's unable to harm the space-time continuum. It's just for fun. But the fun comes to a screeching halt when his girlfriend is shot, and he jumps two years back in time to save her--and can't get back.

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Oct 18, 2017

Tempest is a very interesting book suitable for pre-teens and teenagers. The main focus of the book is around Jackson Meyer, a 19-year-old boy who can time travel. But when he travels back in time, he can change anything, return to the present and nothing would change. He attempts to figure out the meaning behind how he got his mysterious power by travelling back in time and doing experiments with his genius friend, Adam. He runs into many interesting scenarios that could only have been thought up by the author, Julie Cross. Other time travellers, the CIA, the end of the world, and parallel dimensions are just some of the things explored by Jackson. I thoroughly enjoyed this book as it incorporates genres of suspense, sci-fi, romance, and adventure. I would not recommend this book to anyone who dislikes the concept of time travel or anyone who may get confused easily by the multiple “jumps” between different realities. However, this is a great read and has a decent ending despite it being the first book in its series. I would rate this book 4/5 stars.
- @IllusiveBarrel of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jun 29, 2015

I enjoyed the book; couldn't put it down! (Reserving the next two in the trilogy!) Still, could do without the swearing; one can express the same thoughts, without it.

May 11, 2014

Very slow request

Apr 08, 2014

This is a book I don't think I would have looked at if it had not been on a list I looked out. I'm glad I did because it was very interesting.

Dec 16, 2013

I really enjoyed how the author portrayed Jackson's struggle to do the right thing even after he falls in love with his to be girlfriend. Fantastic book.

May 31, 2013

I loved this book! It fit my interest, I couldn't stop! I loved the idea of time travel! Now I am reading Vortex, the second book! :)

Nov 12, 2012

i hated this book

Nov 04, 2012

I really enjoyed reading this book! It was a bit confusing but still just as good

_infuse_ Oct 14, 2012

really good. liked the time travel idea and its funny wat these guys go through to fix things. i love most of all the love jackson has for holly... enough to go back in time to save her

Sep 21, 2012

i liked it, i like time travel books... the end kind of reminded me of the move The Butterfly Effect

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Jun 01, 2013

Nine-teen year old Jackson Meyer has a girlfriend named Holly. Adam, his best friend, knows that he can time travel into the past. He falls in love with Holly at Collage when she bumps into him. One night people called "Enemies of Time" or E.O.T.s come into Jackson's room with Holly in it. He freaks out and time travels to the past without Holly! He tries to get back to the normal year of 2009 but is stuck in 2007. Read to find out if Jackson will get back to Holly and save her.


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Sep 12, 2014

Coarse Language: Lots of it.


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Jun 01, 2013

"So tell me about this girl your trying to impress. I could tell you weren't lying about that."

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