"Sixteen-year-old Janelle never thought the gray spiral birthmark on her arm meant anything special. That is, until she meets Gary, a boy her age with a birthmark exactly like hers. Gary’s attractive, brooding, and perfectly normal…except for the fact that he materialized out of a dangerous hurricane right in front of her. Janelle’s certain of only one thing. Gary’s mark—and hers, too—mean something, but he’s reluctant to tell her what.
At last she squeezes the truth from Gary about their markings. And the truth is utterly terrifying: Janelle and Gary are more connected to the destructive power of nature than she ever dreamed possible. And learning the truth about herself is only the start of her nightmare."
Tempest is a fast paced read, something was happening for almost the entire story and very little filler.
Janelle had a pretty normal life, her mother passed away and her father worked hard at being a single parent until they suddenly move to Florida and Hurricane Gary strikes. That was the beginning of Janelle's whole life changing and her finding out about Tempests. With one crisis after another happening in the story Janelle did not really have time to process all that was going on with her. She kept trying to hide behind other people and deny who she was, while this normally bothers me it worked well in Tempest. I could easily see Janelle becoming more confident and growing into her own in the rest of the series.
Gary was a bit of a weak character developmental wise. Everything was told from Janelle's point of view so that could have been part of it. A lot of time Gary seemed to be around just to protect Janelle and it was never even really made clear why Gary went out of his way to protect Janelle other then he hated Andrina and wanted to stop her plans.
Tempest was free for me so unless I can get the next book from the library I will not be continuing the series.