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Tempest (#1 Destroyers Series) [Kindle Edition]

Holly Hook
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Book Description

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.


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  • File Size: 2673 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00433TBEG
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20 of 20 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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11 of 11 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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27 of 32 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book
At first i was allittle slow getting i to the book cause I love books by JD ward and stuff like that but once I
Got into it I could not put it down. A really great read. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Misti Burleson
5.0 out of 5 stars Tempest rocks.
Great enjoyable read. I am so looking forward to

Start the next book. I hope that you keep on writing Holly.
Published 1 month ago by camie busjahn
5.0 out of 5 stars I thought it was a very good book. Kept met interested
I thought it was a very good book. Kept met interested . I can hardly wait for the nex book to come out SF hard to believe.t
Published 2 months ago by Bonnie L Mulenex
5.0 out of 5 stars one of best books in long time.
This was a very good book kept me on edge of my seat couldn't put it down
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good reas
Published 3 months ago by Lori Paszek
3.0 out of 5 stars Tempt
Personally I think it had to much going on.I would prefer it was a little more romantic.(I guess not but?)
Published 4 months ago by Keyana Fletcher
3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable
It was reasonable but not one of my favourites. It lacks something - not sure what. Perhaps more depth of character?
Published 4 months ago by Soft Paws
5.0 out of 5 stars Very creative and original.
This book was very creative and definitely original. I've never read a book like this, and this was a wonderful book to read. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Becca
5.0 out of 5 stars Tempest
This book was AMAZING. I can't wait to finish the series. This book is one of my favorite ones to read.
Published 5 months ago by Hanah
1.0 out of 5 stars Not my cup of tea
The Authors diction and syntax just isn't for me. I'm also 20 so i thought I'd enjoy this young readers book but I couldn't even finish it because I disliked the way it was... Read more
Published 5 months ago by ashley93_love
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Holly Hook grew up with a strange fascination with natural disasters, especially tornadoes. She would spend her adolescent years watching storms, writing about them, and searching for young adult books that combined weather with fantasy. Frustrated that these books did not exist, she decided to write them years later. The result is the 5-book Destroyers Series, the first of which is about human hurricanes. She is also working on the Deathwind Trilogy, a spin-off of the Destroyers Series, and the Timeless Trilogy.

She lives with her two cats and her twenty-four tarantulas.

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