Sunday, March 25, 2012

Tempest by Julie Cross

Author: Julie Cross
Age range: 13-17
Content: Medium relationship and sexual content, mild violent, and medium cursing
Where to get it: Macmillan Audio or Barnes and Noble

Summary: The year is 2009. 19-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal person… he’s in college, he has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun. That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson hops back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps... Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future. His home base has changed. Desperate to return to his old home base, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities. But it’s not long before the people who blasted Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these EOTs (“Enemies of Time”) will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler. So it's either recruit… or kill him.

Review: TIME TRAVEL! I don't think I've ever read a book besides, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban that featured time travel. By the way, this is another audio-book from Macmillan Publishing Co. I love those people. (Hi, Esther!) Looovee audio-books.  Anyways, I did like this book. It was very interesting, learning more about time travel. My favorite character is the cool nerd, Adam. He knew how to hack into computers and stuff like that. Cool nerds are awesome. I sort of hated Jackson's in-the-past sort-of girlfriend, 2007 Holly. She was all like, "Oh, I like you. Wait, no. I hate you now. Come here. Get away. Blah blah blah blah." Ugh, she couldn't make up her mind. I also got new magic glasses! They look like owl eyes. I love them. Okay, I think that's it. Bye. Book Brat is signing off. :)

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