March 6, 2012 by Heidi
Hi friends! I’ve decided that since I love to talk about short stories and novellas, I’m going to make it my own little feature, complete with this awesome banner my bf made me (with a nod to the show of my childhood of course). If you’d like to participate when talking about shorts you’ve come across, you’re more than welcome! Just grab the pic above, and shoot me a link in the comments and I’ll do a round-up. I plan to do at least two Salute Your Shorts posts a month, but you’re welcome to post as often or on whatever day you’d like.
When I heard of Tempest, I was super excited. I’m a massive time travel geek and absolutely could not wait to check it out in YA form. But given the preview I was provided through the short story, Tomorrow is Today, I’ve determined it’s not going to be the story I was hoping for. I was looking for it to have a good male point of view, be action packed, and a cool take on time travel. I wanted more sci fi, and less romance. It seems like it’s going to be fairly romance-centric, I didn’t like Julie Cross’s writing of Jackson (yes, some authors can write wonderfully from the perspective of the opposite sex, I do not feel like this was happening here), and the time travel aspect seemed iffy. I found myself peeved by the dialog, and Jackson seemed like a bit of a douche. So I’m sorry to say I will not be joining the crowds of people who have adored Tempest as I had to force myself through the 60 or so pages of this short. I do think that a lot of people will really enjoy this book, many of you have, but it’s just not going to do it for me.