Publication date:19th Jan 2012
My rating: 3.5 out of 5
Tempest is at times a bit overwhelming, it moves at breakneck speed and it times there is a lot, and I mean a lot, going on which made it sometimes quite difficult to follow. I can understand why it's going to be made into a film as it's very visual but as a book it's at times a bit confusing.
Although I enjoyed the element of time travel the whole "home base" sciencey side of it went completely over my head. What I enjoyed the most was the relationship between Jackson and his Dad. Like Jackson, I wasn't quite sure what side his Dad was on and I enjoyed seeing him learn more about his complex family history through his time travelling.
I think what made it so confusing was the speed in which Jackson jumps from one time point to the next. I felt as though it was quite a lot to take in at times and if I'm honest it got a bit muddled up in my head!
The romance between Jackson and Holly was quite sweet as was Jackson revisiting his sister who had died at a young age. I liked how Jackson was eventually able to face up to things and was willing to make real sacrifices to help the ones he loves.
Overall I would give Tempest a 3.5 it was enjoyable if a little bit confusing!