Friday, February 20, 2015

Review: Tempest

Tempest by Julie Cross

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! Love this book, and have bought Vortex, the second book in the trilogy before I had read 50%.
Great love scenes, although nearly no sex. Sacrifice, death, watching loved ones dying.
Actually this is a perfect mixture, and while full of action, and the hero tries to do the right thing, but does not always know what it is.
Full of twists, you never know when or where it the next step leads.
The time-travel is well done, with the world-building totally integrated in the story, the hero learning about it, as we do, and never entirely sure, if that was all and wether it is the truth or not. And nuances in the capabilities.
I think there might be a few errors in the ebook, where words where left out, but I am not entirely sure, as that might also be intentional, and did not distract me from reading, so it was not too often. Otherwise and in contradiction to these errors, I could not detect any other mistakes, which given the complicated time-jumping-logic is surprising, there was obviously a lot of work put into getting that and the timelines right.
And very well done.

After the letdown the over-hyped Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn) turned out to be, with no suspense, being to long etc. I had to read something better, and saved this one since buying it in October 2012. (the 3d, a German national holiday for celebrating the end of the 2 German countries BRD and DDR becoming one whole country again 1989 with the fall of the Berlin Wall).
One of the reasons for not reading it sooner was that I wanted the chance to buy and read the trilogy without waiting for the next book to be published.
Highly recommended, clear 5 stars. I just hope the next books are as good (but I guess I will find out soon).

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