Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Rain's Reviews: Tremor by Patrick Carman

Tremor by Patrick Carman

Tremor (Pulse, #2)In the year 2051, some people have a second pulse… 

Like all who have “the pulse,” Faith Daniels and Dylan Gilmore have telekinetic powers—they can move objects with their minds. But there are five “second pulses” in the world who have an even greater power: Almost nothing can harm them. They are virtually indestructible.

Both Faith and Dylan have the second pulse. But the other side has second pulses, too, and they’ve been training for a war that has been brewing their entire lives. As Dylan executes a plan to infiltrate enemy grounds, he’ll have to face his only weakness, and a family secret that will threaten his very existence.

Together, Faith and Dylan are the only hope this world has left, but they must go their separate ways in order to accomplish their plan. Will their love survive?

With richly developed characters and heart-pounding action scenes, the second book in Patrick Carman’s Pulse trilogy continues the electrifying dystopian story of love and revenge.~Goodreads


Tremor was a mind blowing sequel to Pulse. I have been a little anti-series lately but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. There were small discrepancies but overall I could handle it.

Faith was a little rebelious in the first book. Somewhat unreliable, all characteristic things for a teenage girl in YA Lit, but Faith has reached an entirely new level. She is positively mutinous in this book. Its like she intentionally seeks out opportunities to go against Meredith's command. And though there were moments that I thought all of it was completely justified (I have no appreciation for a tyrannical leader) there are lines that need not be crossed. And she took her anger out on everyone, no consideration who it was. You get some answers regarding her unruly emotions and other things concerning her powers that were both useful and interesting, so that is helpful. Anyways, She felt a little less well rounded then she did in the last book but the story felt shorter as well.

Carman had a lot to squeeze into one book. Jumping around to all of the characters involved takes a lot of time. It never really gets boring for me, I love diving into everyone's perspective and seeing how they see the same situations and Carman does each one uniquely so its not like you are reading the same passage three times.

Lets just lay something right out there. All of the characters- clear cross the board- seemed less dimensional. That was a disappointment for me.

Anyways, Dylan was cool. Always the solid rock in the emotional turmoil that is this book. Never wavering, never unpredictable, a solid due you could really get behind, understand and become close to. Well not too close, he seemed quite cold until like the last page but I think that had to do with the lack of character development in anyone.

Hawk is just as awesome as ever and I wish he was my best friend. He get a bit of a darker side to him but I still appreciated his role and personality. Always awesome to have him on your side.

Dylan, Clara, Andre, and Gretchen are just as evil, vile, and generally frustrating as ever. Dylan got a little under my skin, like I almost started caring for him again but now I'm just a tiny bit confused about his true self and end game.

The book had plenty of secrets, action, and seriousness. Don't read it for a light fun summer read. But do read it. I wait impatiently for the next one.

Have you read it? What did you think, I'd love to talk about it!


Liberty Bay Books: Tremor

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