- File Size: 2293 KB
- Print Length: 209 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 154287999X
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: January 13, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MZA0XT0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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- #320 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Social & Family Issues > Death
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- #1166 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Dystopian
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The situation these teens had to face on their own, having to rely upon each other for their survival.
I can hardly wait to read the sequel, The Storm.
The Pulse was difficult enough to put down, I read it way to fast, I may reread it.
A group of ten teenagers are touring an underground scientific facility when the deadly storm strikes, leaving everyone aboveground dead.
As the group tries to return to their hometown sixty miles away, one of the group sets himself up as leader, cementing his rule with violence against anyone who opposes him.
While this is a much different scenario than most PA stories, the author missed a few details that didn't ring true. Any vehicle that wasn't controlled by a computer module would not have been affected by the pulse. This would have been 1968 or earlier. The 1939s truck with a hand crank starter would have run, but it would need to have been crank started everytime it had been shut off. Therfore when the girl got in and restarted it after the collision, it would not have started.
The Collider facility was supposedly built in an old iron mine. The mine and the Collider would need it's own emergency power supply, usually supplied by a diesel generator, which would have come on as soon as the regular power failed. Diesel generators do not rely on computer modules... it would have worked.
Travelling across the desert without shelter. Every shallow arroyo would have steel or concrete ducts under the roadway. These appear every 2-300 yards and would be excellent to use as a shelter out of the sun.
The building at the collider would have a break room for employees, which would have some foodstuffs. A facility like that would always have a dozen or.more employees there at all times... not just a receptionist and two technicians. It just wouldn't happen.
A police station would have more weapons and ammunition than just what the officers on duty were carrying. Each officer would carry at least 24 rounds of extra ammunition if he were using a revolver, and up to 51 rounds if carrying an automatic. Since this is set in fairly modern times (the Collider, right?), the cops would be using autos, probably Glocks, since they are the most common police auto pistol. There would also be a shotgun and possibly a rifle in every police vehicle.
Cast iron manhole covers weigh upwards of 100 lbs and usually require a steel hook to lift them out of the collar. Not saying that a really strong person couldn't lift one out with a fingertip, but it would really be a stretch.
Although the story was pretty entertaining, the flaws ruined it for me. It appears that not much research was done before the writing began. If you can overlook these flubs and others, give this book a shot. The premise is unusual enough in this genre, you might be entertained.
Her surviving classmates have to survive. Tensions rise. There's the smell of decomposing bodies everywhere. Cell phones don't work so Laney doesn't even know if her father is still alive. He was out of town and on the other side of the country so she has hope.
I loved this book. I've actually already finished the 2nd one, The Storm, and will be reviewing that shortly also. I love the characters. They seem just like normal kids and I really want to know where this story goes. I should add that I did receive the book free for an honest review.
I really loved reading this storyline, due to that is happening to the world anything could happen then you add in the human element and how predictable we can be in times of crisis and you just don't know what will be around the next corner and i think that was what i enjoyed the most about this book was the element of unpredictability and surprise! It is written in such a way that this is something that you can realistically see happening and i believe this is down to how descriptive the author has made the telling of this tale.
The characters are extremely likeable, they are just average people who can be scared, and fear is a powerful motivator, making people do things that they wouldn't normally do and this is very apparent in this book. So although there is a lot of fear there is also a willingness to live and try to salvage something from this new world and there is hope and hope is also a very powerful thing. So one of my favourite characters is someone i didn't expect and that was Jerome. He is a very quiet guy and only says things that need to be said but the more you learn about him and see a window into his past it becomes apparent why he is like this. He has a quiet strength, with a low level tolerance for bullies and a protective streak a mile wide!
This is a brilliant read written by a very talented author that i seriously recommend!!! Go out and get this book to check it out for yourself!!!
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