Jan 16, 2013

Review: Pulse by Patrick Carman

Author: Patrick Carman
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Number of Pages: 371

Here's the synopsis:
"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.
Patrick Carman’s Pulse trilogy is a stunning, action-filled triumph about the power of the mind—and the power of love."

Yeah, so pretty long synopsis but doesn't it sound good? I thought it sounded good when I signed up to win this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I freaking loved it! So as I said Goodreads was having a giveaway of advanced readers copies of this book and I won! Trust me that does not happen often. So I got this book in November I waited until a couple of days ago to actually read it. I've tried reading it a couple of times before but I never really got into it. I'll try not to put in any spoilers and if I do I'll warn you guys.

This book is really good. It was really close to get all 5 stars but I do have a problem with about two things in the book which I will discuss a little bit later. Let's talk about the gazillion good things I have to say about the book. I loved the characters in the book. Faith is so cool! I love how she fits in with the society as much as she can without having to live in the actual states, but at the same time she's different because she has the capability of living without her Tablet. It's sort of the way I would want to be if I ever ended up in a futuristic city, I would want to fit in with the rest of the society but at the same time I would have my own personality.

At first in the book Wade pissed me off, I was like "out of all personality he had to have one that made him an asshat". Sorry about the language. Then Dylan came in and I was all "EFF YEAH!" This book has made me have those reactions over and over and over again.

The ending was extremely cute and I just loved it. I'm not even going to tell you why because I know I'm going to ruin in for you guys. So I'll leave at I LOVED it!

Now let me tell you about the things that I didn't really like. The way Patrick Carman switches character POVs is a bit confusing. He doesn't do the typical scene change or spaces between the paragraphs like other authors do. He just let one paragraph be about one character and the next was in another POV. This was the main reason this book didn't get a 5 star rating.

The other thing I didn't like was that the ending sort of sped up, but I doubt I would have noticed it if I hadn't read the ending over a million times because it was so awesome. Dylan also came in kind of randomly but it wasn't that bad. She had noticed him at the beginning of the book, I guess I should have took that as foreshadowing.

That is basically all the complaints I have. Just so you know If you are looking for something with romance in it, I wouldn't really say this is the book. I thought this would be that book but it wasn't. There is romance, but just the tiniest bit.

Enjoy and Keep reading. :3

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!!

*An ARC was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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