Jackson Meyer has gone from being just another teenage boy
to becoming an agent for a secretive branch of the CIA
called Tempest. His specialty is time travel and Jackson is
hiding secrets from everyone. He is determined to do
whatever he can to prevent certain events from occurring,
even if it means forever losing Holly Flynn, the woman he
loves. Unfortunately, there are other factions at work and
now Jackson and everyone he cares about may be in jeopardy.
What is the truth about time travel and its consequences?
VORTEX is the second book in The Tempest Trilogy. I
suggest reading the first book, Tempest, prior to VORTEX as
the relationships are expanding with the various time jumps.
Tempest sets the groundwork for the plethora of characters
and time periods we visit and VORTEX may be a bit confusing
to a reader who doesn't have that foundation.
Julie Cross shows Jackson maturing, even as he struggles
with his emotional attachments to others. The timelines and
various worlds are becoming quite confusing to him as he has
multiple versions of the same individuals, as well as new
experiences outside of the original timeline. Julie Cross
does a marvelous job at navigating the reader through all of
this although we still have more questions than answers at
VORTEX is an intriguing sci-fi young adult that takes on the
momentous task of making time travel easily understood.
Julie Cross does an excellent job at using various plot
devices to make the complex concept both fun and fast paced.
There is never a dull moment in VORTEX as the rapid fire
action never relents. VORTEX is an engaging second novel in
The Tempest Trilogy and one that will have you
find out just what the heck happens next!
Despite his heartbreak at losing the love of his life,
Holly, nineteen-year-old Jackson throws himself into his
role as an agent to Tempest, the shadowy division of the CIA
that handles all time-travel-related threats, but Eyewall,
an opposing division of the CIA, puts the lives of both
Jackson and Holly at risk again.