Book Review: Vortex by Julie Cross

A Tempest Novel #2
Author: Julie Cross
Reading Level: YA
Genre: Time Travel/Science Fiction
Release Date: January 15th 2013
Review Source: Author
Available: Amazon
Past Review: Tempest

Summary (from goodreads) 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 save.

Jackson Meyer has thrown himself into his role as an agent for Tempest, the shadowy division of the CIA that handles all time-travel-related threats. Despite his heartbreak at losing the love of his life, Jackson has proved himself to be an excellent agent. However, after an accidental run in with Holly—the girl he altered history to save—Jackson is once again reminded of what he's lost. And when Eyewall, an opposing division of the CIA, emerges, Jackson and his fellow agents not only find themselves under attack, but Jackson begins to discover that the world around him has changed and someone knows about his erased relationship with Holly, putting both their lives at risk all over again.

Vortex is time travel at it finest. In Tempest we got familiarized wit how the time travel worked and now in Vortex, we see how truly complex and life altering it really is. The storyline in Vortex was by far much easier to stay with then with Tempest. I did not have to go back and re-read at any point in the book. Now I'm not saying its not complexed, because it is. if you loose focus one second while reading Vortex, you will find yourself lost. This series in general is the type that each word must be read with your full attention. I compare it to the Mara Dyer series or Insignia. Those are all books you have to pay attention too when reading. 

Vortex cuts right to it when you begin reading it. The thrills, action and mystery begin immediately. You don't have to wait like in Tempest. Again I repeat the paying attention part when reading, because you finally begin to understand the different worlds. Those worlds are World A, World B and World C. Jackson and yourself will travel throughout this book figuring out new deceptions, new lies, new characters, new love interest and a couple more new things throughout the book. Even Jackson himself, you will see this new side you have not see before. As far as the time-jumping, it wont be all over the place like it was in Tempest. So that's probably one of the main reason Vortex is easier to follow along. The jumps will happen when needed, as needed. I can stress enough though for you to pay attention when reading. When you least expect it, something will go down, and I don't want you to be like WTH.  Because believe me something or things will go down. That's what this series sis all about. 

Journey with Jackson as he beats himself up about Holly but eventually does meet someone new. Sound pretty easy, right? Well its not. I just wont give you all the juicy details. See how working for Tempest is. Then read to follow what Eyewall has in store for Jackson and his fellow agents. Just now going in Vortex will keep you on the edge of your seat. Julie once again nails it and her writing style flourishes even more in Vortex. If you had a bit of trouble with Tempest, I recommend you read Vortex. Vortex in my opinion was even better than Tempest. 

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