Series: Tempest #1
Publisher: Macmillan Children's
Publication Date: August 30th 2012
I've never read a young adult book with time travel and I'm glad this was the first one! I loved the whole storyline of this book and once I actually had to time to read it, I couldn't put it down. It did take me a couple of days to get into the book (but that might have been because I was distracted with uni work) but I'm so happy that I managed to get into it!
Jackson was a really interesting character. At first, he just seemed like a typical boy messing about with his time-travel powers and conducting experiments but, after Holly was shot, and he was thrown into the past he tried his hardest to get back to her and used his abilities to find out more about his past and what had led to that moment. I loved seeing the development in his character from a carefree teenage boy into a young man with a huge weight on his shoulders after discovering who he really is. Jackson dealt with everything really well and I admire his character for his strength.
Adam was a really fun, geeky character and he was so smart! Hacking computers and creating his own code! I loved Adam and his crazy ideas.
Holly was a great character as well. I loved seeing 009 Holly at the start and then getting to see what 007 Holly was like. I loved the different relationship between Holly and Jackson in '09 and '07 and I really liked them in '07.
But I was really happy when Jackson got back to '09 and him and Holly were back to normal. He had to tell Holly what he really was because of all the CIA agents coming after them, but I was glad that he managed to stop Holly from dying.
The ending was really heart-breaking for me. I really wanted Holly and Jackson to work as a couple, but I understand why he did what he did. He was trying to save her from getting hurt and he was saving himself from the pain of losing her.
I don't really think there was anything I didn't like about this book. I loved the whole thing! All in all, I thought this was such an amazing story and it's definitely a book that I highly recommend reading!