February 20, 2014

Timestorm Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Timestorm (Tempest #3)
Author: Julie Cross
368 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Fantasy, Romance, Adventure, Paranormal

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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.

Timestorm was the exciting and thrilling conclusion to the young adult time travel Tempest Trilogy. It continues to follow main character Jackson as he prepares for the ultimate battle - the Tempest division versus Dr. Ludwig and Eyewall. Jackson knows that he's the only one who can fight this war - and have a shot at winning. Time has boundaries and rules that must not be broken for a reason - this is what Jackson finally understands and must fight for. Will he be able to stop Dr. Ludwig and the terrible experiments happening at Eyewall? Or will Jackson find himself lost somewhere in time and space?

I thought that this was a fantastic conclusion to a really fast-paced and gripping trilogy. I haven't read many books dealing with time travel, so I found these to be fascinating and full of possibilities. Jackson continued to be a great main character. He's matured into a strong and determined guy who knows what must be done and is willing to fight for what he believes in. He showed a great amount of character growth throughout the trilogy, including in the final book. I enjoyed watching his relationships with the other characters develop in their varying ways - with his twin sister, his dad, and Holly. The plot was a wonderful ending to the trilogy and had me reading as fast as I could to find out what was going to happen next. There's a ton of action and excitement in the book, which is a great mix with the time travel and the romance/family relationships. The author did a superb job with the entire trilogy - with the final book being no exception. I'll definitely be on the lookout for her next release. Highly recommended for fans of various genres including science fiction, fantasy, and time travel.


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.

If I rate a book and don't provide any written review and you'd like to hear my thoughts, feel free to comment on the review and if I can, I'll explain my reasoning behind the rating. I don't mind authors commenting on any review I post - negative or positive. Also happy to email to discuss Juliecrossauthor (at) gmail (dot) com please alert me if I misled readers or given false information (accidentally of course) and I'll correct the situation as soon as possible.

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My #QOD (question of the day): If you could travel in time, where/when would you go?


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