DNF: Ink and Bone  My Thoughts: Six of Crows My Thoughts: A Darker Shade of Magic My Thoughts: Quake

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Book Alert: Quake, by Patrick Carman

  • Series: Pulse
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (February 24, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062085905
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062085900

The Blurb:
"In the year 2051, Faith can move mountains…

Faith Daniels and Dylan Gilmore are in love, and they have a special ability called a pulse: they can move things with their minds. They're caught in the middle of a deadly war with two other pulses: Clara and Wade Quinn, who have joined forces with Hotspur Chance, the most wanted man in the world.

At the start of Quake, Faith and Dylan are holed up in a spectacular abandoned mountain lodge (once used in the film The Shining 71 years before), and their Intel friend Hawk leaves them in the middle of the night, in spite of a newly blossoming love with a girl named Jade. Hawk’s plan is to penetrate the Western State and make contact with a sleeper cell working on the inside that will give them valuable information about Hotspur’s violent plan.

But while Hawk is searching for answers on the inside, Faith and Dylan are still fighting on the outside. In a series of hair-raising battles, the second pulses duel it out, only to raise the body count on both sides. During the battles, Faith and Dylan discover an even great strength: the power of their combined love. Together, Faith and Dylan might just be able to save the world with a quake that is big enough to change the course of history" - Goodreads

Some may wonder why I still promote this series after, Pulse - earned such a lackluster review - and to answer those people - its because I still have faith in the concept. Pulse, dragged on, yes, but by the looks of it, Patrick Carman is distilling his regular narrative into 288 pages. I'm still much looking forward to Faith's/Dylan's epic clashes.


  1. I think it says a lot that you like the idea of this book so much that you are willing to read the next one in the series even if you didn't enjoy the first book so much. Sounds like an intriguing concept!

    1. It really is. There hasn't been much telepathy YA lately.