Saturday, November 22, 2014

Katherine Tegen Books- 5 Star ARC Review: Quake (Patrick Carman)

Quake (Pulse, #3)Hardcover: 288 pages
Expected publication: February 24th 2015 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Author: Patrick Carman
ARC Provided by Publisher in exchange for an Honest Review

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. 


Patrick Carman
I have been a lifelong writer and storyteller. Salem, Oregon is where I spent my formative years and I graduated from Willamette University. After college, I spent a decade living in Portland, Oregon where I worked in advertising, game design, and technology.I've written young adult and children's books for Scholastic, Little Brown Books For Young Readers and Katherine Tegen Books/ HarperCollins Publishers.I've been fortunate enough to have had some bestselling series work: The Land of Elyon, Atherton, Elliot’s Park, 39 Clues, and Skeleton Creek. Here's a fun note...the books have been translated into approximately two dozen languages. Currently I'm developing a few new-media projects. Check outDARK EDEN to experience this type of cross-platform project.When I'm not writing or creating a story, I spend my free time supporting literacy campaigns and community organizations, fly fishing, playing basketball and tennis, doing crosswords, watching movies, dabbling in video games, reading (lots), and (more than anything else) spending time with my wife and two daughters.

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Everyone Fears A Quake. Few Can Create One.

Quake is the final book in the Pulse Trilogy and let me tell you....Patrick Carman knows how to wrap up an incredible series in one final book. WOW....That is the first thing I thought when I turned the last page in this book....WOW.....and the next thing I thought was...What a gorgeous cover!! I love all of the covers in the Pulse Trilogy but this may be my favorite. 

Pulse and Tremor were both phenomenal books and had plenty of action and romance scenes but Quake knocks both of them out of the water!!!!! WOW...Patrick Carman revealed so many secrets and twists in this final book that NO ONE will see coming. There were certain moments when I just stared at the words and said "WHAT? SERIOUSLY??" Yeah...Patrick Carman created an amazing trilogy with the Pulse trilogy. This trilogy has it all......intense action, spell-binding romance, and plenty of "WHAT??" moments.....

Quake picks up right where Tremor left off. The team (Clooger, Hawk, Dylan, Faith, and Jade) are all headed to a non-disclosed location in order to gather their thoughts and figure out their next move. They know that they have to stop Hotspur Chance and the evil twins, Clara and Wade, but they have to move carefully because this may be their last chance to defeat them and save the Western state. 

"There are only four second pulses in the world. The first pulse gives them the ability to move almost anything with the power of the mind, including themselves. The second pulse deflects all things. These four people are close to indestructible, but not quite. Each one has a weakness, a Kryptonite."

Dylan and Faith's relationship has developed into a breath-taking romance and they are destined to be together. Their chemistry truly makes the story. They work together perfectly as a team and know how to support each others weaknesses and strengths. Their romance and their belief that they will be able to defeat the Wades and Hotspur Chance is what keeps the entire team fighting. They all believe in Dylan and Faith and will fight with them till the end. 

"She thought but did not say..I love you, Dylan Gilmore. I never left you, not for one second, and then she turned back to Clara."

There are so many things that happen in this final book. I am just in awe at Patrick Carman's ability to write such an intense, emotional, epic conclusion to this series. I knew there would be lots of action and fighting scenes but I was not prepared for the emotional journey that I was about to endure also.....

If you have not read this series then you are truly missing out. This is a phenomenal Young Adult Dystopian/Sci-Fi series and I truly did LOVE it. I am completely obsessed with any story that is about survival and Quake is a perfect example. I am going to miss these characters ....BUT I am happy with how the series concluded...Bravo Patrick Carman....Bravo.....

My Review of Pulse                         My Review of Tremor

       Tremor (Pulse, #2)

**The quotes from this book have been taken from an Advanced Reading Copy and are subject to change when the final book is printed. Please refer to the final, finished copy for exact quotes!**

**I want to say Thank You to Katherine Tegen Books and HarperCollins for the opportunity to review this book!!**

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