Written by Julie Cross, Tempest: A Novel is the story of Jackson, an ordinary college student. He has a girlfriend and likes to party. And he can speak French. Only he can also travel through time. At first nothing changes in the present when he jumps. He just has the memories of what he did. Them some mysterious people show up at his door shouting nonsense and shoot his girlfriend. Panicked, Jackson jumps into the past, into 2007. Now he must figure out how to return to 2009 and save his girlfriend from her imminent death. But while he's in 2007, he tries to make the best of things.Has a prequel short story also on this page, "Tomorrow is Today".Now has a film in development and a sequel that needs a page or a folder
Played with. Jackson can only travel back in time, and cannot change anything in the past.
TVTeens: Averted. The main cast of the series are almost all in their late teens and early twenties, and behave accordingly. While they do swear, drink, throw wild parties, and even have sex, they never do so to an excessive amount, and the fact that they do so is never brought up and treated as normal. Despite all this, for the most part all seem rather mature for their age.
Year Inside, Hour Outside: If Jackson goes into the past for 20 minutes, his body goes comatose for about 2 seconds. Any pain he feels or injuries he incurs are apparently reduced by a similar amount, making him feel like a ghost.
Wild Teen Party: Not as bad as most, but there is loud music, dancing, drinking, and everybody gets kicked out before the Resident Adviser gets the security guards. Also Holly and her boyfriend crash the party, not that Jackson minds.
Cursed with Awesome: On one hand, Jackson can travel through time. On the other both the EOT and the CIA are out to recruit him, or kill him/his family if he joins the other side.
Fiction 500: Justified in that Jackson's father is a CEO of a pharmaceutical company, and never explicitly shown off, but Jackson casually offers to buy Holly a car on the spot. We're never told if he's joking.
The EOT do some pretty bad stuff, but most of them try not to kill unless they have to, and it is later revealed that they are actually only trying to prevent the bad future.
The CIA is just as shady and some of it's members, like Marshall, are equally, if not more ruthless than the EOT, but they are considered more sympathetic, probably because the EOT killed Holly once already.
Littlest Cancer Patient: Posthumous version. Courtney died of cancer before the story begins. That doesn't stop Jackson from going back in time to meet his twin. He even jumps to her death so she doesn't have to die alone. This doesn't stop her from being a huge Tear Jerker.
Love Transcends Spacetime: Jackson tries to do this with Holly averted at the end of the book, where he erases himself from her life by going back to the day they met. He lets her walk on past instead of running into him.