Thursday, August 11, 2016

Series Review: Pulse by Patrick Carman

Pulse is a YA dystopian trilogy series about having telekinetic powers. In 2051, there are only two states- the Eastern State and the Western State. Faith Daniels lives outside of the states. At her high school, there is only 133 kids when there was supposed to be 2000. At her school, she meets Dylan Gilmore, a student who has a secret. He helps Faith discover that she has a pulse. She can move things with her mind. She discovers that the boy she has a crush on is one, too. Wade and Clara are telekinetic masters, and Dylan needs Faith's help to defeat them.

In the second book, Tremor, Faith discovers she has a second pulse, the ability to withstand damage. They are almost indestructible, with the exception of one weakness. When it is discovered that Dylan's father is part of their enemies, they decide to infiltrate enemy grounds and find out more about the war that they are planning.

In the third book, Wade and Clara release Hotspur Chase, the smartest man in the world. Hawk leaves in the middle of the the night to sneak inside the Western State to find out more about his violent plan. Outside, Faith and Dylan take part in the final battle of Wade and Clara with new help- Jade, who can turn the tide and even the war. One mistake and half of the states' population is wiped out. Hawk might be the only person who can stop it.

In the first book, I did not like the pace. Half of the book was already over before she discovered her pulse, so the second half of the book was rushed and should have been longer. I liked the background information in the first half about living life in an area where there are so few people. I enjoyed when  things floated around the room while the characters were asleep.

I feel like the second book, Tremor, had too much emotion. Faith was either angry or in love scenes with Dylan. I understand the situation that she was in, but I would have liked her to cry a couple of times instead of being so mad. At the same time, I would have liked Dylan to be more emotional. He was basically a rock when he went undercover, but beforehand he got over the news quickly, too. However, Tremor was fun to read! I liked the undercover part and getting the insider scoop on everything that happened on the other side.

The third book, Quake, was my favorite. There was nothing I did not like! It had the most action and suspense. All the secrets were revealed, and there were plenty of surprises. Jade was a great character, and she was very helpful.

I recommend that you read this series!

Title: Pulse
Author: Patrick Carman
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 371
Series: Yes
Rating: 4 Stars

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