The title of this upcoming YA novel suggests Shakespeare, but this particular fantasy tale about a young couple torn apart by impossible forces is strictly from the present day.
Well, actually 2009. But, then again … it goes back to 2007. Sort of.
To be honest, it’s a little tricky because the 19-year-old hero of Tempest, Jackson Meyer, is unstuck in time. So forget the “strictly from the present day” part.
In the story, Jackson Meyer has the natural ability to flash backward in time, but he tends to go only a short chronological distance, usually a few hours. He has a playful — some might say immature — attitude about it, using the power as a plaything instead of harnessing its true potential. But, you know — he’s just a kid.
Then tragedy strikes as the love of his life, Holly, is brutally murdered before his eyes.
Of course, that becomes a chance to use his power to save her, but in rage and panic he finds this flash backward goes not a few hours, but two years. Turns out Holly’s death was not some random act of violence. They were targeted because of his abilities, and he continues to be pursued by these “enemies of time” who wish to either recruit him, or execute him too.
Here we present the a first look at the cover of the book, by debut novelist Julie Cross, as well as the short, mysterious prologue that kicks off the tale.
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