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By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Romantic time-travel tale implausible but action-packed.

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TEMPEST starts with a promising new wrinkle in time-travel lore, but the plot's implausibility and the flatness of the characterizations quickly cause the narrative to wobble out of control. By mixing teen romance with Matrix-like action and Back to the Future temporal conundrums, author Julie Cross has set the bar high for herself, but she doesn't quite make the leap on her first attempt. However, teens who like time travel may still find it entertaining.

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