Sunday, June 15, 2014

Review: Timestorm (Tempest Trilogy, Book 3) by Julie Cross

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.
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Book Details:

Series: Tempest (Book 3)
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (January 28, 2014)
ISBN-10: 0312568916
ISBN-13: 978-0312568917

Sapphyria's Review:

My reviews of Books 1 & 2 may be found here:

Tempest, Book 1:  

Vortex, Book 2:

In order to prevent any spoilers I'm going to skip the blogger-specific synopsis of the book.  The synopsis provided on the book itself will have to suffice :)

Book 3 is a very explosive addition to the trilogy.  Action, suspense, and highly emotional content abound inside the pages of this final book in the Tempest series.  There is a huge mixture of characters that include new ones and ones from the previous books.  All of the characters in Timestorm bring insider information from both the past and the future, as well as different timelines.  We also see relationships cultivated, built upon, and pulled apart by time travel.  

Each character is flawlessly written and, whether they are there for purposes of good or evil, the reader will enjoy each and every one of them.  Jackson has developed and matured so much in the three books.  Holly, on the other hand, has been reinvented so many times based on the particular timeline/future date that we get to see several versions of her.  There are some characters that play a part that cause true emotional distress and written in a way that the reader feels it, too. The author does a fantastic job pulling everything from Books 1 & 2 back together into a nice and solid ending.  

As it's been through the course of the series, be prepared to get a bit confused with all of the forward jumping into the future and the backward jumping into the past. The novels are decent to follow but with so much going on if you read too fast you'll miss something and find yourself backtracking to make sure you really do get what's going on.  In order to fully appreciate this trilogy, and understand any of what Ms. Cross is trying to convey, you MUST read the books in order.

Review Copy Courtesy of:  My local library.

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