Pulse by Patrick CarmanPulse by Patrick Carman


byPatrick Carman

Paperback | January 28, 2014

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Fans of action-packed sci-fi thrillers such as I Am Number Four and The Maze Runner will love bestselling author Patrick Carman's Pulse, with its epic action scenes and memorable love story.

In the year 2051, who has the power called a pulse?

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 streetlights, throwing boulders, and changing the course of a hurtling hammer so that it becomes a deadly weapon. But in order to save the world, Faith will have to harness not only the power of her mind, but the power of her heart, too.

The first in a stunning trilogy, Pulse is a triumph about the power of the mind—and of love.

Patrick Carman is theNew York Timesbestselling author of such acclaimed series as the Land of Elyon and Atherton, the teen superhero novelThirteen Days to Midnight, and the first two books in the Pulse series. A multimedia pioneer, Patrick authoredThe Black Circle, the fifth title in the 39 Clues series, and the groundbreaking Dark Ede...
Title:PulseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:January 28, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062085778

ISBN - 13:9780062085771


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read A well written action packed book, I actually requested this book out of my local library and liked the first book enough that I got the second installment right away!
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good...very good indeed Wow...what started out slow, soon picked up speed. Very high paced, good chemistry, and excellent character dynamics. I greatly enjoyed this starting book of the series; can't wait to read more. - T
Date published: 2015-08-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Futuristic & Cinematic Feel The first novel in a new trilogy, Patrick Carman's Pulse is a futuristic thriller with a very cinematic feel! To be honest, I've been thinking about Pulse for days and I'm still not quite sure what to make of it. I had formed certain expectations when I first saw the plot description, but Pulse took me by surprise when I actually started to read the book. It's the kind of novel that begins slowly, but once the pacing picks up, then you're completely hooked. At first, I had difficulty connecting with the characters and events in the novel because of the writing style. Pulse is written in third person omniscient, so the narration wasn't necessarily focused on Faith all the time. Within the same paragraph, the thoughts and actions of two different characters could be revealed, so I had to carefully read the book in case I missed a pertinent detail. It certainly was a narrative approach which took some getting used to in the beginning. Because the narration didn't seem to linger on the feelings of the characters, I couldn't emotionally attach myself to the storyline as much as I really wanted to; there seemed to be invisible wall and it took awhile for me to break through. This near-future world which Patrick Carman has envisioned is eerily quite realistic. Natural disasters have forced 90% of the world's population to live in government controlled States. Advanced Tablets and technology have replaced human interaction in many ways, with everything from educational lectures and online shopping done with a simple touch on a screen. Faith Daniels lives in the outskirts with no wish to leave for one of the two American States, despite the government's promises of a better life there. She appears to be an ordinary girl, but on the inside, there's a powerful telekinetic ability– a pulse–just waiting to be unleashed... Patrick Carman's Pulse is very much an introductory novel, one which leaves you with more questions than answers once you're finished. I really love the concept for Patrick Carman's Pulse, that there are people capable of moving objects with their mind, but the execution was different from what I had originally imagined. Now that all the groundwork has been laid out though, I am confident the series will only get better from here. You can also read this review at: http://midnightbloomreads.blogspot.ca/2013/03/pulse-by-patrick-carman.html
Date published: 2013-03-06

Editorial Reviews

“Engrossing and suspense-filled.”