Thursday, May 16, 2013


by Patrick Carman

New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, 2013.
Young Adult Science Fiction/Post-Apocalyptic
371 pages
 The year is 2051, and the world is still recognizable. With the help of her mysterious classmate Dylan Gilmore, Faith Daniels discovers that she can move objects with her mind. This telekinetic ability is called a “pulse,” and Dylan has the talent, too.

In riveting action scenes, Faith demonstrates her ability to use her pulse against a group of telekinesis masters so powerful they will flatten their enemies by uprooting street lights, moving boulders, and changing the course of a hurtling hammer so that it becomes a deadly weapon. But even with great talent, the mind—and the heart—can be difficult to control. If Faith wants to join forces with Dylan and save the world, she’ll have to harness the power of both.
My Thoughts:
First, I want to say that I love the cover - though it only slightly fits the story. Second, I want to say that the above description is not very accurate. The book did not have very many "riveting action scenes". There were a few brief glimpses of some of the characters powers throughout the beginning and middle of the book.  The only true action scene was at the end and it fell a little flat in the "riveting" department. Patrick Carman has so many amazing ideas,  yet too often I find the actual book to be rather disappointing. I felt that Pulse was just a build-up to book two in the trilogy. It actually felt a little like a middle "bridge" book of a trilogy to me. I hope that book two will be more exciting and fulfilling to read. And yes, I will be reading it. 

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