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Cross, Julie- Tempest 01 - Tempest (Ing) - documento [*.pdf] —-1 —0 —+1 TEMPEST JULIE CROSS thomas dunne books st. martin's griffin. medical-site.info: Tempest: A Novel (The Tempest Trilogy) (): Julie Cross: Books. Julie Cross's Vortex is the thrilling second installment of the Tempest series, in which the world hangs in the balance as a lovelorn Jackson must choose who to .
I felt so lost when he did, so happy when he did, so confused when he did. Jackson is an amazing conduit to carry emotions right to the reader, emotions I was still reeling from a few hours after finishing Vortex. I have rarely been as enamored with a character as I am with Jackson, or as proud of him at times. Final Thought: Vortex gathers speed from the onset, hurtling toward a dizzying conclusion that literally left me rigid and with tears in my eyes.
The wait for Timestorm seems infinite, and I am sure I'll be re-reading these books again in preparation for the third book. Julie Cross is a talented story-teller who knows how to pull a reader into her story and keep them there.
Vortex is an excellent book for people like me who occasionally suffer from book ADD. It is an attention-grabber that will pull you in with its prologue and refuse to let go. And make no mistake, I am begging. More, please! In Vortex, Jackson struggles to reorganize his life and find a way to live without two people who mean the most to him. He begins training with the Tempest unit of Vortex is an excellent book for people like me who occasionally suffer from book ADD.
Even with all the action and CIA training, Vortex was a much more contemplative book than its predecessor. I was, too, but for very different reasons. Away from Holly, but with her safety at the forefront of his mind, Jackson was able to grow tremendously, to become a responsible adult, one worthy of both admiration and affection. It was amazing to watch Jackson become the man he is now. The other Tempest operatives kept misjudging him because of his father and he endured it all with patience and grace.
Vortex is a read rich with jaw dropping surprises, and the game is always changing. I tend to struggle with the concept of time travel and that proved true here as well. The truth is, this book will punish you severely if your mind strays to your lunch plans, shoe shopping or bills, but if you give it your full attention, you will be rewarded.
View all 3 comments. Nov 04, Trisha rated it liked it. It was definitely a bad idea to go so long between reading book 1 and book 2. The parallel and jumping is still confusing, but even more so now because I don't remember the whens and hows and of the other Jacksons. Even more confusing are the additional people added to the mix - people that didn't jump before and didn't know before I don't like Stewart much but I do really like Kendrick and Mason.
Even Courtney and Mason got to come back but no Adam. I hope we learn why he died and told Jackson not to save him. Oct 10, Naoms rated it really liked it Shelves: Originally Posted at: He sacrificed his happiness and his normal life to protect the girl he loves. Vortex is the aftermath of that sacrifice. He trusts no one and has no one to confide in. In his new life as an agent of the CIA division called Tempest, he is demeaned and treated like a joke.
He gets no respect and Originally Posted at: He gets no respect and no loyalty. Worst of all he cannot contact the two people he wants to see most. He has no idea who he is or what he is capable of. Most of all he has seen the girl he loves get murdered and he will do anything to prevent those events from happening. It is filled with confusion and self-discovery. Jackson goes from a confused boy to a focused young man.
He is alone, undervalued and resented, but Jackson keeps trucking. He is determined to learn more about his abilities and the enemies of time. He was unprepared to face his enemies before and he will do anything to prevent having to see someone he loves die, again.
The first few chapters of this book were difficult for me to get into. The reason being that I love Jackson so much I wanted him to be ok and he is not. He has a very good reason to be this way. I stuck with it and was so relieved and engaged at the first sign of life returning to this character. There is a saying that has run in my family for the last twenty years or so. I am not often surpised. There are reveals about a main character that I just did not see coming.
The one failing of this book is the end. The end is not bad; it just gets a bit confusing. Characters pop up and I am not sure how they can possibly be there. I gave this book four stars instead of five, because the ending just kind of rushes at us and I am not sure exactly what it all means. The ending lost me for a few minutes, but I caught right up. It is obvious that Julie Cross left things up in the air, because she intends to explain it all in the sequel.
I am not a huge fan of Sci-Fi literature, but I love this series. Julie Cross takes her readers to so many different emotional, mental and scientific places. This series is as smart as it is entertaining and as emotional as it is thought provoking. This series works, because of its plot is good, the writing is fantastic and the main character is someone you will root for until the end.
It is intense, but never frightening. I want someone to love me that much. Jan 31, Rachel rated it it was ok. It's been a while since I read the first book in the series, Tempest which I really liked, so when I began this I was a little lost. The author didn't sum up what happened in the first book at all which would have helped.
Also, I was surprised by the language used in this book. I don't remember the other book having a lot of swearing, but like I said its been a while since I read it so I could be wrong. This book gets pretty heavy with the mythology of time-travel which I often found convoluted It's been a while since I read the first book in the series, Tempest which I really liked, so when I began this I was a little lost.
This book gets pretty heavy with the mythology of time-travel which I often found convoluted and distracting from the overall plot line. I don't think I'll be reading the next book in the series if its like this one. Apr 13, Reem Hardan marked it as to-read Shelves: I have to wait a yeaaaaaaar A yeaaar!!!!!!
Feb 24, Jon rated it really liked it Shelves: Seen at Scott Reads It Tempest is one of those books that arrived on the market with alot of hype and publicity. The movie rights were snatched by Summit Entertainment, the studio that made Twilight and Ender's Game. Reviews raved about Tempest saying how fantastic it was and how they couldn't wait for the sequel. I enjoyed Tempest but I wasn't obsessed with the book like most reviewers are.
I was a bit reluctant to read Vortex, the sequel to Tempest. Vortex is in all aspects a better book tha Seen at Scott Reads It Tempest is one of those books that arrived on the market with alot of hype and publicity. Vortex is in all aspects a better book than Tempest and I'm glad I gave it a chance. One of my major problems with Tempest was that it took way too long to reach the climatic action sequences that I craved.
It wasn't until the very end of Tempest that those awesome time-travel action scenes came in and that really annoyed me.
Vortex starts almost immediately with tons of action and adventure. One thing that really bothered me with Vortex was it's explanation of time travel. Every single time time travel was explained with a new concept, I felt even more lost. To make it even more confusing some of these explanations turn out to be false and are repudiated by the main character. I really do prefer the old cover of Vortex that my ARC has the red-orange one better than the current blue one.
Vortex gave me a chance to connect with the characters in Tempest. I wasn't a big fan of Tempest because I didn't really feel like I liked any of the characters.
In Tempest I didn't really have a chance to get to know any of the characters and connect with them. After reading Tempest I really thought Jackson was just some lovelorn rich kid who could time travel. In Vortex we see a different side of Jackson that is vulnerable and troubled.
Jackson is completely damaged from losing his friends Holly and Adam. I didn't like how Jackson spent the beginning of the book moping for Holly and trying to forget her with a relationship with Stewart. Using someone just to forget your ex-girlfriend who you can't be with is not cool. Jackson felt a bit like a child in the opening of this book but I am glad he shaped up. I really wanted to get to know Jackson's ex Holly better but we didn't get a chance to know her. The new batch of characters that we met were not groundbreaking but they were certainly interesting.
Agent Stewart turned out to be one of my favorite characters in Vortex. The plot of Vortex is easier to follow than Tempest's plot. There is none of the constant time-jumping that we saw in Tempest which took place almost every chapter. The time travel in Vortex is executed better because it isn't overwhelming and as constant.
I really didn't see any of the plot twists coming at all and I was completely shocked at the end. With that intense cliffhanger at the end there is no way that I won't read book 3. Vortex is an intense high stakes sequel that you won't want to miss! If you weren't a huge fan of Tempest, I'd still recommend reading Vortex. I enjoyed Vortex a lot due to it's new cast of characters and fast pace. The explanations of time travel are a bit choppy and confusing but in the end I actually had a very thorough understanding of it.
One of my favorite components of Vortex is Cross's writing style which made Vortex a compelling read. Vortex is a rare example where the sequel is better than it's predecessor and I definitely recommend it. Jackson takes to training like slipping on a well worn shoe but it soon becomes apparent the big sacrifice he made regarding Holly was in vain.
While dealing with his assignments by the CIA and deaths and disappearances of those closest to him, Jackson realizes that despite removing himself from Holly's life for her own protection she is still in grave danger as someone else has different plans in mind, plans that leave Jackson no choice but to try and save the one girl he ever truly loved. Vortex is a fantastic addition to a series that already blew my mind with its first installment, Tempest.
It hits all the right buttons, as I was reading it I could practically see myself checking off items of a list of things I love the most in books in addition to this series being written from a boy's perspective, a thing that is fairly new to me but one I've come to enjoy every time I come across it.
Vortex captivated me with its fast paced plot, an array of wonderful characters from both sides of the good vs. One of my favorite things in this series is the development of the father and son relationship. Jackson and his dad went from being emotionally distant after the death of Jackson's sister to being confidants after Jackson sacrifices his time with Holly for her safety. I also really enjoyed the camaraderie between Jackson and his partner Lily and the bickering between him and Stewart.
But my absolute favorite is Jackson's relationship with Holly or rather the loss of it. Reading about Jackson dealing with losing the first girl he ever said I love you too was heart breaking and some incredibly emotionally powerful lines were written in regard to it.
Those packed quite an emotional punch. I love the plot of this book and where it took the characters. There were a few instances that completely blew me away and I'm still trying to process them.
I hope that Jackson's ability to time travel and change the outcome of events means that some of the losses, the deaths of some of the characters are not permanent. Because I just cannot deal with losing one particular character. As far as his death is concerned my feet are permanently planted in the land of denial.
I refuse to accept that he is well and truly gone. Just no. I'm eager to find out what happens next in this series, especially after that ending in Vortex.
Things have gone beyond my imagination and I'm extremely curious to find out where the author is going to take us readers next. And we know this is going to be the case just from the ending of Tempest , but what I didn't expect in Vortex was the heart-thumping plot line that Julie delivered which distracted me from the will-they-ever-be-together-again jitters. This review is hard to write without spoilers I'm going to use the synopsis as my guideline. I have to admit that I am completely biased when it comes to time travel stories, I simply love them.
In this installment, Julie turned up the action by using secret divisions within the CIA.
The best part of this plot twist is that you're never entirely sure which group is the good guys. For Tempest readers who found Jackson's jumps a little tricky to follow, there's a great explanation in Vortex that visually presents the timelines he's created.
Again, readers will be surprised by the results of these timelines. Can you tell that I'm trying hard to not give anything away?
Okay, one more thing I can add, Julie always writes in these touching moments between family members and Jackson witness an important moment in his life on one of his travels back in time. One of my favorite parts in an action oriented plot is when the author pauses to show us something important in the lead character's back-story.
This moment resonated with me. After reading Vortex , I realized that Jackson cannot trust anyone. Truly not a soul. This sets up the final story in the trilogy rather nicely because all I really want to know is how it will all end. For me, that's the sign of a great series. If you're in the mood for intrigue, time travel and a character who is on a journey of self-discovery that leads him into more questions than answers, pick up the Tempest series.
There's a reason why I created the hashtag -- hottimetravelers, and there's a reason why Jackson consistently makes my Top Ten Fic Boys list. Before I forget, if you read my reviews purely for this answer -- yes, there's kissing. Holy hotness. Feb 09, Jacqueline's Reads rated it did not like it. Was this written by the same author as Tempest?
Seriously what the F did I just read?! I have never been as disappointed with a sequel as I have been with Vortex. I enjoyed Tempest a lot and I even recommend it to a few people, but after reading Vortex , I just want to throw-up.
What happened?! I think 1 Star Did I read the same book as everyone else? There was just too much going on, too many jumps, time-lines, world A, B, C? I love action packed books, but Cross could have thrown Holly in throughout the story from the beginning or have her character as a side note in Tempest Cross made me fall in love with Holly from Tempest and to have her not included until the second half of Vortex is unforgivable.
Aug 02, Kyle rated it it was ok. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I mean I'm confused. What is this? I'm sorry, but this was like a really bad episode of Quantum Leap. I know I am an adult reader, but I hold down my own in the YA department. And I have to say that I'm confused after finishing this book. Has Julie Cross, like, changed her mind about what she is doing here? Is she confused about her own imagination and storyline?
It seems like she has switched gears. Full jumps, half jumps, the dead sister pops up at the end I mean, what was that? The l I mean The little girl, Emily?? She's like a clone of Amy from the Passage novels.
Maybe Cross should have stuck with something a little more staightline for her target audience. I'm fucking If I have trouble with all this, wouldn't a 13 year old? Or maybe not. Maybe I thought it was so outrageous that I tuned out some when reading. And while I am ripping on Cross, it says on the back cover that she never thought about writing until when she picked up her pen Well, Julie Cross, you were able to mask that somewhat with the Tempest, maybe with beginner's luck or an agent friend, but you are quickly showing that you don't have your story mapped out.
Feb 03, Beatriz Belo rated it liked it Shelves: Jan 02, Isabella rated it really liked it. Feb 17, Molly rated it liked it Shelves: I'm really torn on how to rate this. On one hand, I enjoyed it almost as much as Tempest. On the other, I feel like the plot and the logic were incredibly muddled and I'm not entirely convinced it made sense. View 1 comment. May 30, Tim Martin rated it liked it Shelves: Time travel is sooooooo hard!
There seems to be two general types of time travel stories. In what I am arbitrarily calling the first type, time travel is just a way to get to a new world, be it a post apocalyptic future, World War II Europe, or the Mesozoic.
Time travel just serves as a portal or gateway to the new adventure setting. Though the idea of the protagonists coming from the future or much more rarely, the past is a factor, there is no back and forth, timey-wimey to borrow a phrase from Doctor Who type interaction.
The second time and this is the second type is much rarer and for good reason. This is the type in which the setting is the present or maybe the near future, one in which one or more characters bounces around in time, maybe a few years, months, weeks, days, heck a few hours, constantly fiddling with the not so distant past or the near future, creating and erasing memories, interacting with people who just died or even with duplicates of themselves as they exist in a different part of the timeline.
Mess up in one timeline? Go to another! But can she do it? In London for graduate school, Val knows she's finally free. Her father and ex-almost-boyfriend are back in California and she's out of the Vampire hunting biz for good. Or is she? She draws the attention of Lucas, a year old Vampire, and King to his kind.
As golden as Lucifer, and just as tempting, he makes Valerie an offer she can't refuse— help him find out if the Others Empaths, Fey and Werewolves still exist or he'll stop protecting those she loves. While the Fey or a Werewolf might kill a Vampire, an Empath could enslave them, seducing or harming with emotions at will. The one detail he leaves out? Valerie is an Empath. And after years of an emotionless existence, Lucas wants Valerie like a recovering alcoholic wants a wine cooler.
Probably not, but boy is she gonna try! Chris Welsh of hope. A harrowing loss drove him from his home, and he hasn't stopped moving-until he encounters Valle de Bravo, a haven of civilization amid the chaos of the Change.
Soldiers take their orders from Rosa Cortez-the iron hand within a velvet glove. The last thing Rosa needs is a feral loner upsetting the town's tentative balance.
However, for the good of her people, she lets Chris stay, and as bloodthirsty raiders strike again and again, Chris and Rosa battle hellhounds and dust pirates while also fighting desperate attraction. To save them, love must overcome the pain of the past-and build a future in this brutal Dark Age Or that he would have a plan in place to save her-one that includes the strong, stoic man who kidnaps and takes her to a remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest.
The mysterious ex-Marine named Mason owes a life-debt to Jenna's father. Skilled and steadfast, he's ready for the prophesied Change, but Jenna proves tough to convince. Until the power grid collapses and mutant dogs attack-vicious things that reek of nature gone wrong. When five strangers appear, desperate to escape the bloodthirsty packs, Jenna defies her protector and rescues them. As technology fails and the old world falls away, Jenna changes too, forever altered by supernatural forces.
To fight for their future, she and Mason must learn to trust their instinctive passion-a flame that will see them through the bitter winter, the endless nights, and the violence of a new Dark Age. Jekyll and Mr. New York City, Seventeen-year-old Natalie Stewart's latest obsession is a painting of the handsome British Lord Denbury. The jumps are also far too frequent and short-lived, which makes for very abrupt shifts in setting and action; I calculated that in pages and 43 chapters, this kid jumps nearly every 8 pages.
By the time Jackson discovers that he's been lied to his whole life and the conspiracies pile up higher and higher, it becomes a pretty ridiculous exercise to watch him become a super secret, teenaged, time-traveling CIA agent in just eleven days. All so he can battle the bad guys, who are called EOTs, or Enemies of Time! I just didn't find them very compelling individually or together, and it's not until the end that there's even a hint of anything genuinely emotional developing in their relationship.
I do give him some credit for not taking advantage of the "past" Holly when he so easily could have, however. The two characters that interested me the most were Jackson's long-dead sister Courtney, whom he sees when he travels back to the past, and another mysterious little red-headed girl who appears intermittently in his travels.