Chapel Ryan has never been an ordinary girl. Her father died when she was very young, leaving her with hallucinations that her mother and therapist chalked up to PTSD. After years of therapy, Chapel thought she was cured, but soon after the mysterious and handsome Isaiah Halstead moves to town, her hallucinations start up again. With Isaiah at her side, Chapel soon realizes that there is more to her hallucinations than she originally thought. As she digs deeper, she learns that no one around her is as honest as they initially seemed. Faced with the biggest decision of her life, Chapel not only needs to figure out who she can trust but also whether to follow her head or her heart.
Overall, I enjoyed reading this novel. It was fast-paced and had a wide variety of unique characters. However, sometimes I was left confused by the characters' quick emotional shifts and either overly dramatic or strangely calm reactions to certain scenarios. I liked that each character had something different going on in their life and they weren’t all simply focused on Chapel. However, I occasionally felt that there were too many subplots to keep track of. While it left me with lots of questions I hope will be answered in the sequel, Tempus was a solid read and a good start to the GenEx Saga.
I would recommend this book to high school readers who like fast-paced novels with shocking reveals.