Tempest (#1 Destroyers Series)

Rated 4.17/5 based on 18 reviews
Sixteen-year-old Janelle never thought the spiral birthmark on her arm meant anything special. But when gorgeous Gary materializes out of a hurricane right in front of her, that all changes, because he shares a marking exactly like hers.

When Gary shows her the truth about the curse they share, it's only the start of their nightmare.

Also available: Inferno (#2 Destroyers) and Outbreak (#3) More
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About Holly Hook

Holly Hook is the author of the five-book Destroyers Series, which is the prequel to the Deathwind Trilogy. She began writing at a very young age and published her first book for Kindle, Tempest, in September of 2011. Since then, Tempest (#1 Destroyers Series) has seen thousands of downloads and four sequels. The Deathwind Trilogy is a spin-off of the Destroyers Series, with three books planned.

The author is currently working on the Timeless Trilogy, another YA fantasy series with a hint of science fiction, and has written a few short stories. She grew up with a fascination with natural disasters and weather, especially storms. She enjoys writing stories with a strong female lead and exploring concepts that have never been done before. Reading teen fiction and young adult books is another one of her biggest interests. She lives in Michigan with her two cats and an assortment of other pets.

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Other Titles By Holly Hook Include:

Tempest (#1 Destroyers Series)
Inferno (#2 Destroyers Series)
Outbreak (#3 Destroyers Series)
Frostbite (#4 Destroyers Series)
Ancient (#5 Destroyers Series)
The Destroyers Omnibus (All Five Books in One Bundle)

Torn (#2 Deathwind Trilogy) Available Now

2:20 (#1 Timeless Trilogy) Coming Soon in April of 2015
11:39 (#2 Timeless Trilogy) Coming Soon in April of 2015

After These Messages (A Young Adult Comedy)
Walls (A Teen Paranormal Short Story)
Going Home (A Science Fiction Short Story)
The Youngest Prince (A Short Story in the anthology Out of the Green)

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Bailee reviewed on on Jan. 5, 2013

Tempest by Holly Hook. Even the name sounds intriguing and intense. Of course, those two words correctly describe this book. I went into this novel, thinking that it would be an interesting read though it probably would be just like any other young adult book out there. Girl meets boy, they fall in love, they live happily ever after. That idea creates a certain amount of comfort in the back of my mind as I start any book. It caught me off guard how much more than romance this story was.

Janelle is a fun character to read with all of her characteristics that make her truly a YA main character. I like that there is a certain pattern they follow but I wish that there was something that made her more unique and standalone. A quality that perhaps other books lack in their characters. But I loved her nonetheless. Her relationship with her father is admirable. Her relationship with her mother can be summed up in one word: frightening. Her whole story is great, I liked it.

The idea behind the plot is different, there are no vampires, werewolves, ghosts, mermaids, or any of that sort treading through these pages. I think that's what really captures your attention is that it touches on something I don't think I've ever considered or read about. My desire to read is fueled by things that I don't know and want to know more about. This book brought up a new type of creature or human and made me look at "tempests" in a whole new light.

I really liked this book. I think anyone who likes these sort of paranormal stories will enjoy this.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
Ashley Casselman reviewed on on Dec. 29, 2012

Overall, I did enjoy this book. The only problem I had was the main character, Janelle, did act like a brat several times throughout the novel.
(review of free book)
izzy green reviewed on on July 6, 2012
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This book is absolutely wonderful! I could not put it down.I am siked to read the next book!
(review of free book)
Kelli Flores reviewed on on June 21, 2012

When I first started reading The Tempest, I laughed: like the protagonist, I lived in Michigan when I was young and later moved to a tropical climate. However, at the beginning of the book, I was not impressed since it seemed that the plot would be very predictable, and the writing was rather iffy. As the book progressed, the writing improved and there were enough twists in the plot to keep my attention.

Janelle and her friend Gary are two young tempests who need to decide between good and evil. Janelle’s character has a tendency to act like a spoiled child, and this could be tamped down a bit for future books. The antagonist is also too one-sided, and I would hope the bad guys in future books are more complex.

If subsequent books in this series improve, there could be a philosophical backdrop: how are we related to nature? For this, however, the author will need to improve the writing to allow more depth, and make the characters more nuanced.

Overall, I enjoyed the book, but hope for improvements. The idea is a good one.
(reviewed 7 months after purchase)
Madame Diotte reviewed on on May 26, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel! An original premise, a fair amount of suspense, and I could easily identify with Janelle as we share similar personality traits. I must say, however, that this novel will most likely have more appeal for teenagers than adults. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series!
(reviewed 6 months after purchase)
Ramplo reviewed on on April 26, 2012

Quick and Dirty:

-Bizarre story that I could not enjoy
-Annoying main character, like you want to violently hurt her annoying.
-Would not suggest this book to anyone, I do not plan on continuing the series

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Overall, 2.5/5
***This was received as an Advance Reader, this did not influence my review or rating of the book.***
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)
Scooby2 reviewed on on Feb. 19, 2012

I'm glad I won this from Library Thing. I wasn't sure what to think of it at first, then it pulled me in (no pun intended). This is a book recommended for young teens/adults, so keep that in mind if your an adult wanting to read this story. This story was well written and flowed nicely. I found the ending great and of course it leaves you hanging for book 2. I would recommend this story for those who have teens or have a little free time to read a different story.
(reviewed 68 days after purchase)
Mel Corbett reviewed on on Feb. 17, 2012

This book was a fast paced easy read. I felt like it had a lot of substance and i totally sucked me in. I enjoyed it and I felt like Janelle reacts like a real person would to a lot of the events, she freaks out and tries to get out of what everyone tells her has to happen, not like the heroes in some books where they just handle everything thrown at them.
(reviewed 39 days after purchase)
trish earl reviewed on on Jan. 21, 2012

This is a great book and once you start reading be prepared on finishing. It keeps your attention and you won't want to put it down. Lots of action and wonderfull twists in the plot. Good read.
(reviewed 38 days after purchase)
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