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Tempest (#1 Destroyers Series) [Kindle Edition]

Holly Hook
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Semifinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards, 2010

“In all honesty this is one of the most original young adult paranormal stories I have ever read before”—Amazon Reviewer

"Meteorology may seem an odd literary motivation, but this novel puts weather at the center of a solid young adult fantasy-adventure."--Publishers Weekly

“I just finished Tempest I loved the suspense and the story line. I can not wait for the next book from Holly Hook.”—Amazon Reviewer

“This book is excellent from its exciting start to its unexpected ending - it was impossible to put down.”—Amazon Reviewer

Sixteen-year-old Janelle knows something's not right with her father when they move to their new home in Florida. He refuses to evacuate them from the coast when a hurricane bears down on them, despite the fact that all their neighbors have gone. Even worse, it seems like there's something he wants to tell her, something terrifying, but he's not quite opening up.

Then Janelle's life flips upside down when a teenage boy, Gary, materializes out of the storm right in front of her. He bears a strange marking on his arm, a gray spiral that matches the one she was born with. Perhaps her strange birthmark means something after all. But when she points out Gary's mark to her father, he refuses to speak more about it.

It's up to Janelle to find the truth about the connection she and Gary share. When she tracks Gary down again and discovers it, it's far more terrifying than she could ever imagine: she and Gary share a powerful, deadly curse. Worse, learning the truth is only the start of Janelle's horrifying adventure into a world she had never imagined.

Over 10,000 Copies Sold

Books 2-5 of the Destroyers Series are now available

Inferno (#2 Destroyers Series)
Outbreak (#3 Destroyers Series)
Frostbite (#4 Destroyers Series)
Ancient (#5 Destroyers Series)

Also by Holly Hook:

Twisted (#1 Deathwind Trilogy)

2:20 (#1 Timeless Trilogy)

Rita Morse and the Sinister Shadow
Rita Morse and the Treacherous Traitor

After These Messages

About the Author

Holly Hook is the author of the Destroyers Series, which consists of five young adult books about teens who are walking disasters...literally. She is also the author of the Rita Morse series, a young adult fantasy series still in progress, and After These Messages, a short young adult comedy. When not writing, she enjoys reading books for teens, especially young adult fantasy and paranormal series with a unique twist.

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  • File Size: 2702 KB
  • Print Length: 303 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1453645411
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00433TBEG
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,140 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tempest rocks! October 3, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
Sixteen-year-old Janelle Duvall's having a series of weird days in this highly-creative story about a girl who's expected to fulfill her birthright. Filled with high-powered action and twists, it will make any teenager keep turning pages. Some of them may even wish they had all the power Janelle will soon have. The big question is, will Janelle give in and start destroying people or become a hero who saves them?

You can't help but cheer for Janelle. After all, her dad's so closed-mouthed about everything's that's happening, so poor Janelle's left in the dark. For most of the story, Janelle thinks her dad's lost his mind. He won't evacuate them from their new Florida home even with Hurricane Gary approaching. Then Janelle sees a teenage boy appear out of nowhere, just as the storm dies. Not only that, he's got a gray spiral birthmark on his arm, just like the one she has. Very creepy.

At least he tells her what her father won't about what's expected of her. So, we're rooting that she and Gary get together. Then she goes on the run with Gary, only to land in more trouble when the strange woman, Andrina, the evil Tempest High Leader appears. Little does Janelle know they're related, but she soon finds out just how twisted Andrina is. She won't settle for less than world domination.

Janelle won't stand for any of it. She comes up with a very creative way to stop Andrina, but does that mean Janelle can undo Tempest law? Will Janelle find a way to fulfill her responsibilities and still help balance weather patterns in the world? Will Janelle and Gary finally get together? The book answers all these questions in a way that's highly satisfying to readers.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars loved this book October 8, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed this book. I cold not put it down. I liked the theory about the Tempest. I hope to hear more from this author. I would reccomend this book to Young adult and adult readers.

First we have Janelle who you can't help but root for. She moves to Florida and all of a sudden she is very strong and strange things are happening to her when she touches ocean water. She has a birth right that her mother expects her to follow through with but she does not want to. When she moves to Flordia it happens to be during Hurricane Gary.

Then we meet Gary who lives with his Guardian. He is sixteen. And happens to come out of the eye of the Hurricane. He ends up in a hospital and on the run from his guardian. Where he seems to run into Janelle alot.

This story has love, action, adventure. Alittle bit of everything. I could not get the story out of my mind when I was not reading it. I hope to see a sequel in the future.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Another one I wish I could give 0 stars too... September 24, 2011
By Megsly
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
So, after I finished Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs, I saw that this was right below it and was like, "What the hell, lets read some more tempesty goodness." Sometimes, you shouldn't judge a book on other's with a similar name...

Tempest, by Holly Hook, still centers around the oceans and the turmoil within them, but it follows a totally different mythology. Actually, I'm kinda sad to say it follows any legitimate mythology, no matter how the author twisted it. The novel follows Janelle, a 15 year old midwestern girl who's recently moved back to the place of her birth, Florida, at her father's insistance. The opening scene is of the two of them taking shelter from within their house as a hurricane strikes. I should have known from the first pages that the book was a dud, but then again I was like, "Well, it's hurricanes and I like hurricanes; just because the author writes a category two hurricane as being this giant monster that destroys towns and knocks down entire trees, and tears roofs off of cars and homes alike, doesn't mean she's completely ignorant about them..." (note: I've been through MANY hurricanes, and a category two will pretty much take down a limb or two, and dent your car in with some hail. Occasionally, you may lose some shingles or a window but that's about it.)

I was wrong.

But we'll get to that later.

Anyways, Janelle's rather psychopathic acting dad is all, "OMG OMG OMG THERE IS A HURRICANE! BEHOLD THE BEAUTY OF A STORM!" And as these massive wind gust destroy all the houses around them (as I said, a category two doesn't do much damage unless your house is a bajillion years old and in bad shape. Janelle's neighborhood?
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tempest October 4, 2010
By KristiS
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Tempest by Holly Hook is a suspensful tale of a young girls journey of self-exploration and identity brought on by a secret that has been withheld from her all her life. Everything she thought she knew was a lie and it has left her questioning who she really is and just what she is really capable of.

Janelle Duvall has lived a somewhat normal life in Flint, Michigan. When economic times go bad, her father moves her to Florida where they settle in just as Hurricane Gary makes its way through. Janelle has noticed that her father has been behaving strangely in the week they've been in Florida, for instance, as the wind and rain howled outside their house during the hurricane, Janelle begged to go to the shelter but her father remained strangely calm, happy even. It wasn't until the police forced them to go to the local high school shelter that he gave in and went.
It's there were she meets Gary, a boy who seems to literally appear out of a water vortex in the parking lot. The strange thing is he has the same birthmark that Janelle has. Not just similar, but identical! The birthmark, oddly enough looks like a swirling hurricane. It's this meeting that sets Janelle on her journey to find out who she really is and just why her father is acting so whacked out! A journey that is rich with nail biting action, suspense and edge of your seat anticipation. The ending is incredibly satisfying yet leaves room for a possible sequel.

You'll have to read the book to find out more and I guarantee you will be enthralled. Janelle and the supporting characters are believable and real. The story itself is fascinating and brings a new element to the young adult paranormal genre.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
Good Read, The was a story that had a quirk to it that was unexpected. The use of people as the cause of a natural disaster was very interesting. Read more
Published 19 days ago by ANG
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book!!
This is an excellent book that I didn't want to put down. It was hard to find a place to stop because at every turn I wanted to know what was going to happen next.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This is one of the best books I've read in a while. Holly Hook is really an excellent author. You won't regret getting this book.
Published 2 months ago by Amante' Tolbert
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the book.
Loved the book. The ending was amazing too. I actually never saw stupid like that happening in the book. :)
Published 2 months ago by Lexi
3.0 out of 5 stars Not really that great :/
I read a lot of these YA fantasy books. This one was okay but it certainly wasn't great. I would definitely never read it again or continue in the series but I'm not sad I read it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mary Krieger
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
This book was definitely worth the read! I didn't think that a book that had to do with hurricanes would be so interesting to read but it was amazing! It's a must read ! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Cherisse
1.0 out of 5 stars awful
The story was ok but there were no big surprise like something that will make want to buy the second book
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A great read.
A gem of an idea. Fast paced read, that will keep your attention. Perfectly appropriate for younger readers as well as adults.
Published 4 months ago by Kelly Schecter
4.0 out of 5 stars Uniquely entertaining
Definitely unexpected! Have never read anything else along these lines. It is a fresh take on the paranormal. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sdg
5.0 out of 5 stars Tempest
I thought the story had a great plot and an excellent climatic point. I can't wait to read the second book and all the others following.
Published 5 months ago by Julie Stapleford
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Holly Hook is the author of the Destroyers series, of which the fifth and final book is due out in April or May of 2013. She is also the author of the Rita Morse Series and a stand-alone young adult comedy novella titled After These Messages. Currently she is also writing 2:20, the first book of the Timeless Trilogy.

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