Monday, February 4, 2013

Review: Pulse by Patrick Carman

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:

Allow me to start by saying there will be people who love this book.  I am just not one of them.  I can sum it up like this...I didn't really care what happened to the characters.  I didn't connect to them.   They were likable, but I didn't LOVE them.  I also didn't know what was really happening until page 201.  201!!  Once I did find out why the world was the way it was and why the characters were doing what they were doing I was left with a feeling of indifference.  Maybe that was due to the fact that the main character was so blase' about her own circumstances.  The author did a good job of conveying the landscape and the world in which the characters interacted.  That's what helped me get through to the end.  It wasn't even very clear who the real antagonist was until the very end.  But like I said before, this book is someone else's cup of tea.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.  


  1. Hmmm I was so excited about this one but I am such a character driven reader. I have to have the connection above anything else, even the plot.I may wait a while on this one. Unless I get it handed to me. Great review!

  2. Too bad you didn't love it. I haven't read it, but it sounded really good :(

  3. I started it then put it down. The beginning was just strange.

  4. I'm compelled to defend PULSE! Because that's what writers do. Indie booksellers across the country have a strikingly different opinion. All the same, thank you for taking the time to read PULSE. Patrick Carman (author of said book)


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