Lately I’ve noticed that there are a lot of books about time travel- Ruby Red Series, The Time Traveller’s Wife, The Map of the Sky. All of the time traveller books I’ve read I really enjoyed so when I had the opportunity to read Julie Cross’ Timestorm, I jumped at the opportunity.
Title: Timestorm (Tempest #3)
Author: Julie Cross
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Format: Ebook, 368 Pages
Genre: Young Adult; Science Fiction; Time Travel; Fantasy; Romance; Adventure; Paranormal
Source: Received from Publisher for Blog Tour
(** Review and thoughts are my own honest impressions**)
The breathtaking conclusion to the time-travel trilogy that is “both tender and electric” (Publishers Weekly)
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 surrounded not only by the people he loves most—his dad, Courtney, and Holly—he’s also amongst a few of the original time travelers. As he learns more about their life and how this world began, it becomes apparent that they need to put a stop to Thomas and Doctor Ludwig’s experimenting at Eyewall Headquarters. What starts out as an escape plan becomes a war between time and humanity, between freewill and peace. It’s the battle Jackson was born to fight and he’s not about to back down. Not for anything. Not for anyone.
About the Author:
I’m the author of the YA sci-fi trilogy, the Tempest series (St. Martin’s Press). I’m also the author of the YA contemporary novel, Letters To Nowhere.
But even more importantly than the above, I’m a fan of books and an avid reader/reviewer. Keep in mind, however, that a review is just one person’s opinion, one perspective. My goal is to show as much bias in my reviews as possible because this makes it easier for you to decide if your perspective is similar to mine or different. Everyone’s tastes are different. I like books with emotion and believability. I don’t mind edgy and heavy themes. I also like humor and quirk. I like weird characters in odd situations.
I have low tolerance for insta-love, flowery sex scenes, or mushy declarations of feelings. Not a fan of possessive/controlling male characters who get the girl in the end. When I recommend books, I always ask about favorite current reads and cater to each person’s taste.
I believe every book plays an important role whether I love it or hate, it’s having an effect on society. It’s changing, shaping, and molding the future of publishing. Regardless of my feelings about a book, I value the author’s time and effort put into creating their work. I only rate books available for purchase (or soon-to-be available) and consider those books as published works and their creators as professionals in their field therefore I treat them as professionals, giving my honest opinion on the work itself and not the person producing it.
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The Tempest Series is a really fun read. It involves Jackson who learns he can time travel and his adventures when he gets involved with various individuals. It was a lot of fun to see how Jackson would time travel and change things and then find out that some “jumps” didn’t do much, while other “jumps” changed things drastically. I really enjoyed the first book, Tempest, and thought that the second book, Vortex, was okay. I was a little worried that Timestorm wouldn’t be as good as the first book, but it actually exceeded my expectations!
I liked reading about Jackson, Holly, Adam, and Courtney. I admired Jackson’s courage and his willingness to accept negatives in order to help out those he loved. Timestorm made me cry, and I don’t normally cry while reading a book. My heart broke for Jackson and I couldn’t figure out who he managed to continue to think of others even though he was going to suffer. I absolutely loved the ending of this book and think it summed up the entire series beautifully! You couldn’t help but hope that Jackson got everything he ever wanted.
If you enjoy stories about time travel and adventure/action, and if you have a soft spot for love stories, then this is definitely the series for you. It was the right mix of adventure and action with a little bit of love sprinkled in.
One of my favourite quotes from Timestorm was:
“Relationships aren’t idealistic love and happily every after. It’s those things that but the shit out of us about each other and yet eventually we find ourselves wishing we could go back and do it all over again” (290).
Question of the Day: If you were able to time travel, what is one event in your life that you would time travel and change?