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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Review: Pulse by Patrick Carman

by Patrick Carman

Published by: Katherine Tegen
Released on: February 26th, 2013
384 Pages
Rating: 5/5

*Please note, this review was based from an ARC*

   Patrick Carman is pure genius when it comes to storytelling. I fell hard and fast for Pulse. The concept was refreshing, addictive, and highly interesting. I just can't get over how much I loved this novel. 

  We learn that in the future, so many things will cease to exist, relying only on tablets. With the way the world seems to run nowadays, I can see this as a possibility one day. Shopping in stores is unheard of. It's something people used to to in the past. The empty buildings are the proof. Books? Who needs them when you have a tablet? School? That's just a building that Faith Daniels goes to while she learns from her tablet every day. Drugs? Yes, you even experience those on a tablet. So very interesting.

  Meanwhile, the schools are getting smaller, Faith has now had to relocate three times due to downsizing, and her newest school has but one hundred and fifty students and shrinking. It's only a matter of time till it shuts down like all the others. And where are the parents in this matter? They have no real care for the children anymore. The main thing is when they have decided to move over to the States. There is no turning back.

  Rumor has it, in the States, everything is better. But it's a choice to be made. Faith knows her day isn't going to come. The Drifters have something to do with that. And when two new students show up at school, everyone seems to know that there's something different about them. But just what is it and how will it come to effect Faith?

So many hidden secrets are hidden in the pages of Pulse. There are so many characters to grow attached to, so many that hold secrets from Faith. When it all starts coming to surface, you'll find yourself shocked and desperate to know more.

Received for review purposes from the publisher. 



  1. This sounds interesting, but somewhat similar to Awaken which I read a few years ago. I have been hearing a lot of mixed things about it, but I will eventually pick it up I think. I am still very curious about it.

  2. Enjoyed this review! Thank you for reading my book, very appreciated. Cool site! PC


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