Tempest Blog Tour: Time Travel Feature

Wednesday, 4 January 2012


We are kicking things off on a high note this year with the Tempest blog tour. Thank you so much Julie for stopping by the blog. Tempest, the debut novel by Julie Cross, is a thrilling time travel adventure and, being a big fan of time travel herself, we decided to pose some intriguing time travel questions of our own. Here is what she had to say:

If you could travel to any point in your life when would it be and why?

I've heard many stories about my wild toddler years and have proof of myself as a hellion, so I’d like to see it with my own eyes before I accept defeat. But probably I’d pick something I regretted and try to change it. For example, in grade school, a really nice boy in my class brought me flowers once when I was home sick from school. The whole boy/girl thing freaked me out too much to even respond. Then I threw away the flowers before my older sister came home so she wouldn't make fun of me. Then, even worse, I told the boy’s sister (also in my class) about what I had done and I’m sure she told him. I still feel terrible about this. Cruelty in those pre-adolescent years is not always intentional or deliberate but it still hurts the same. It takes lots of practice to do the right thing in moments like this. I’d love a chance to redo some of that time.

If you could travel to any point in time, where/ when would it be?

Like my main character, Jackson, I’m a little scared of the future, so I’d probably stay away from the forward time-travelling. As far as backwards goes, I really wouldn't mind seeing my parents young, like in high school or something. So, maybe the sixties. Also, I’m a huge sucker for Olympic moments. I would kill to see Nadia Comaneci, in 1976, get the first perfect ten in women’s Olympic gymnastics. I think any kind of text book historical moment would be fun to jump back to just to see if it really played out the same way it does in the history book description.

Julie Cross' Top Time Travel books:

Here are a few of my favourite time travel books that are easily some of my favourite books of all time:

1) The Time Traveler's Wife
2) A Wrinkle In Time
3) When You Reach Me 
4) Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban

Tempest releases tomorrow, January 5th, so make sure you pick up a copy. Your future self might not forgive you if you don't! You can read my review here. Thank you so much Julie Cross for stopping by The YA Reader. Tomorrow the tour continues over at A Dream Of Books with a Publication Day Feature and a Giveaway. 


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