Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Vortex (Tempest, #2)

Julie Cross

ISBN: 978-0-312-56890-0

4 Stars

I won this book through a goodreads giveaway.

*This is a sequel to Tempest*

Since this is a second in a series I would rather not give a synopsis out of fear of unintentional spoilers. I am guessing that if someone has made it this point they have already seen at least one description.

The first thing I will mention is my relief.  I have what I call “second syndrome.” I tend to dislike sequels. This isn’t true of every series and some seconds I have liked considerably more than firsts, but it does happen often. That is not the case for Vortex, thank goodness.

My main complaint is the same as it was for Tempest and that is the pacing.  It is slower than I would have liked, especially since there is more action. It did take awhile for me to get to the point of not wanting to put it down and that can be the only explanation.

There are more characters to keep track of, but that didn’t pose the problem that I thought it would in the beginning. They all seemed to fit well and their personalities are so different that it adds more fun to the story.  I really do like the concept and it’s done very well.  Not to repeat my Tempest review, but time travel story lines can be very disorienting, so it’s nice to be able to say that this one is easy to follow. Relationships are an essential part of this plot and a nice anchor to the plot.

I recommend this one as well.

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