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December 12, 2011

BLOG TOUR: Review of Tempest by Julie Cross (+Giveaway)

Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: January 3rd 2012
St. Martin's Griffin

The year is 2009. Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, 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 jumps 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.

Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.

But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler. Recruit… or kill him.

Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.


I think that the synopsis to this book explains it best. This is a MUST read and should be added to your To-Be-Read pile immediately. From page one until the very end you will go through so many different emotions, and long after you're done reading Tempest, you will still be thinking about this book.

The characters were very believable as well as the world Julie Cross pulls you in. I thought I would be a little lost with the whole time traveling thing, but Cross did a fantastic job explaining it all. What's even better is that you don’t have to go through tons of pages before everything is clarified. It starts off with a little action and throughout the whole book it continues with lots and lots of surprises. I was hooked from the beginning to end. So much so, that for two hours straight, I refused to use the bathroom just because I did not want to put the book down LOL. Do you feel my excitement here? This was a GREAT story! The main character Jackson was very well written and you can EASILY compare him to someone you know. He was super funny, a little sarcastic, and a romantic all in one. There really isn’t much more I can tell you that the synopsis hasn’t already other than that, Tempest is a definite MUST READ. There isn’t a boring moment in it.

Originally I was going to give it 4 stars because the ending did irk me a bit and I felt that after everything that happened, that was Jackson’s decision? But after writing this review though, I've realized just how much I love this book and how bad I want to reread it. Excellent!

5 out of 5 Stars!


And now... Here is a teaser from Tempest...

October 12, 2007 (10:00 a.m.)“But doing the right thing is hard sometimes. The more practice you have, the easier it gets. Even if it’s only in a dream.”



Giveaway details:

How would you like to win a SIGNED copy of Tempest by Julie Cross? Well here is your chance!

Julie Cross is giving away 5 SIGNED copies of Tempest. All you have to do is fill out this FORM and leave comment below.

You can enter on every TOUR STOP for a total of 15 entries. Please fill out the form ONCE and ONCE only on each stop.

That's it! Good luck! Even though I am super jealous! I would love a signed copy of Tempest :-P ! lol







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56 comments:

  1. Ooooh I really want to read this book! I love having the problem when the book is so good that you don't want to put it down even to go to the bathroom! lol

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  2. This book looks so original and unique! Great review!

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  3. I cannot wait to read this book. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Great review!

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  5. This sounds so good. I'd love to read it!

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  6. This book has been on my TBR list...I can't wait to actually get to read it! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!!

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  7. I LOVED this book! I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did!

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  8. Thanks so much for the awesome review! I'm remember your "can't stop to pee" tweets! they made my day, believe it or not :)

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  9. Really like the sounds of this book. Like the cover as well. Thanks for the chance.

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  10. I really want to read this book. It sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

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  11. I can't wait for this book! Thank you for the awesome chance to win :)

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  12. Thanks so much for the review and giveaway!!

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  13. I've been wanting to read this - the cover is so cool!

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  14. I've heard so many awesome things about this book, and I absolutely love the cover. I definitely will be checking this one out of my library in the future. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  15. Ooohh! I really want to win this book. I've seen it everywhere and it looks so interesting! Thanks for the giveaway! :))

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  16. I think this story sounds amazing. I can't wait to get a copy. Thanks for having the review and giveaway!!

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  17. I want to read this book so bad I love books about time travel :)

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  18. I can't wait for this book! Time travel is so cool

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  19. Would love to read this one thanks for the giveaway

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  20. I love time travel stories and Tempest sounds like a fantastic one. I'm looking forward to reading it.

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  21. Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance!!!!

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  22. Would love to read it!!!!
    girlie0620@yahoo.com

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  23. Thanks so much for another chance to win! Can't wait for this one.

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  24. Great review. I have been wanting to read this book for awhile. I want to read it even more now.

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  25. Thank you so much for such a super sweet giveaway!! That cover is wicked and the book sounds wonderful :)

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  26. This is an awesome giveaway! This book has been on my wishlist ever since it first showed up on Goodreads. Such a great review too and the teaser only makes me want to read it more!

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  27. Nice! I'd love a chance to win this book =) I'll be joining in on this hop. Thank you. I'm an email subscriber and follower.
    Tanyaw1224

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  28. This sounds pretty cool... it's like Back To The Future + Butterfly Effect all over again..This is so awesome!! =) I think I would go crazy if I time jumped and wasn't able to get back to where I came from. *chills*

    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads

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  29. I entered the giveaway. I REALLY want to read this one, cannot wait for it to come out!!! :)

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  30. I'm so excited for this book! I love the review and the teaser is great. It's definitely on my TBR!

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  31. This book sounds amazing! Thanks for the giveaway, and great review! Good luck to everyone who is entering! :)
    -Angel
    http://angel909reviews.com

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  32. I'm really looking forward to reading this book!

    - Ava W.

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  33. The ending irked you? Now I need to know what it is. GRR! I can't wait to read this book. Thanks for the review!

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  34. This book sounds amazing. I have been reading great reviews of it. I have it on my TBL. Thanks so much for the chance at a signed copy .

    Mary

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  35. Great review. I am dying to get my hands on this book!

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  36. I want to read this book so bad it looks amazing! :)

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  37. This book sounds amazing... great review too!

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  38. I am super excited to read this book! I so want to get to know Jackson, he sounds dreamy! And his name is a hot name, I always rate the main guys name. His name is good!

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  39. I've been hearing so many wonderful things about this book! I would love a signed copy!

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

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  40. I was a bit on the fence on Tempest, but I am thinking that I really need to read it now. Plus I absolutely love time travel books.

    Thanks for the great review and giveaway.

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  41. I love, love, love time travel. Be it the Time Travelers Wife,
    the best book ever, or the Man Who Folded Himself, the first time
    traveler book I recall reading, I love them all. Can not wait to read this one!

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  42. This looks like a good book.

    ainfinger@comcastDOTnet

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  43. This book sounds awesome, especially with that cover! I can't wait to read it!

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  44. I read the novella prequel of this and it was amazing!!! I can't wait for this!!!

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  45. I loved reading Tempest and posted a view back in Oct., but would LOVE a signed copy sooooo very much! I read an older ARC version off of Netgalley and so only had it for a short amount of time. *keeps fingers crossed*
    Happy New Year!
    ~Jaclyn~
    www.jaclynsmusings.com

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  46. Thanks for the review. I've had Tempest on my tbr list for awhile now. After listening to many awesome reviews, I know that I have to read it soon!

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  47. fantastic review! thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. Completely agree with you about still thinking about the book once its over. I finished 2 months ago and it still has me thinking. Can't wait for second book! :D

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  49. Thank you very much fun blog tour and Great giveaway!

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