Monday, March 10, 2014


Author: Patrick Carman
Goodreads Rating: 3.52
Pages: 384
Format: ARC

From New York Times bestselling author Patrick Carman, a teen fantasy-adventure of epic proportions. In 2051, some teens have a “pulse,” the power to move objects with their minds. Compulsively readable, with thrilling action scenes and a tender love story.
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.

I had been tremendously excited for this book when I got this. I was excited about the awesome cover and this really interesting concept. There were these people with the ability to use their minds to move stuff, not entirely different, but I'll bite this time to see if it was anything new. As excited as I was to read this, I wanted to DNF it several times. 

The characters were entirely bland and didn't stand out. I guess it was cool that they could move stuff with their minds, but that was just about it. I did enjoy Hawk, her techie friend, but even he was creepy and weird how he would constantly be watching her. Faith was just irritating and so selfish, even when she was learning how to use her powers. 

There was a sad attempt at a love triangle, but it all seemed convoluted and strange. It's always interesting in books that take place in the future because you wonder what type of technology they will come up with. This book had the added benefit of paranormal powers. By benefit, I'm using that term very lightly. There was this strange "drug" that they had which was a computer program that got you high. Cool right? How about the book making it essentially okay that one of Faith's Beau's used it on her.

I also really didn't understand the ending. Maybe I was just missing the entire point of this book, but I couldn't connect. I didn't like the plot, the characters or really anything about it.
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