Review: Vortex by Julie Cross
Series: Tempest #2
Author: Julie Cross
Goodreads Rating: 3.95
My Rating: 4.0
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 saveJackson 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.
After finishing TEMPEST, I was very eager to start this book. At the end of TEMPEST, Jackson has to make a very bold move in which he feels is best to protect Holly and Adam. With how the story line was moving, I was some what worried that we wouldn't be seeing as much of Holly and Adam in this book as we did in Tempest. But Julie Cross found a great way to incorporate them in the story line.
After making some difficult personal sacrifices, Jackson decides to take a more active role in the CIA group Tempest, which his father is apart of. Tempest is an organization that was founded in an attempt to learn more about time traveling and to stop a rival group whom they believe are up to know good and could possibly be the cause of world destruction. Jackson starts his training for the CIA and gets closer to other members of the group. Towards the end of the book we are blown away by new discoveries regarding the Tempest gene and the story behind it.
Even though there were TONS of unanswered questions to add on top of unanswered questions there were several aspects of this story that kept my attention and made me actually like this second book in the series.
First off we get to see Jackson develop this beautiful relationship with this Father. He finally starts realizing that he can trust his father and despite everything he once believed his father only ever had his best interest in heart. We also get to see some scenes between Jackson and his surrogate mother that is very sad but heart warming at the same time.
There plot twist in this book that I absolutely did not see coming, but one that was so clever and brilliant that I applaud Julie Cross for taking. Someone who Jackson thought he knew and trusted will end up betraying him make an attempt to capture him.
With still so many unanswered questions and plots to discover and problems to resolve I am ready for book 3 :)