Friday, March 7, 2014

Book Nerd Tours Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway: Tremor (Patrick Carman)

OK First THANK YOU to Book Nerd Tours and Patrick Carman for allowing me on the tour for this phenomenal book!! I am obsessed with this series and Patrick Carman! Not only are his books incredible but he is a ROCKSTAR AUTHOR!! He is so awesome about responding to his fans! Authors like that make book blogging worthwhile!!! Also the publisher for this book, Katherine Tegan, is one of my most favorite publishers! She releases awesome books and is just as friendly and responsive as Patrick!!

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.


Patrick Carman is the award-winning author of many books for young adults and children. He grew up in Salem, Oregon, and graduated from Willamette University. His birthday is February 27th, 1966. He spent a decade living in Portland, where he worked in advertising, game design, and technology.
Patrick Carman writes books for young adults and children for Scholastic, Harper Collins, and Little Brown Books For Young Readers. His bestselling books and series includes The Land of Elyon, Atherton, Elliot’s Park, 39 Clues, Floors, Trackers, Thirteen Days to Midnight, Dark Eden, Pulse, 3:15, and Skeleton Creek. Mr. Carman’s books have been translated into approximately two dozen languages.
Mr. Carman spends his free time supporting literacy campaigns and community organizations, fly fishing, playing basketball, golfing badly, doing crosswords, watching movies, dabbling in video games, reading (lots), and (more than anything else) spending time with his wife and two daughters.

I am just absolutely fascinated with dystopian young adult novels. They all seem to have the perfect mix of romance, drama, and excitement and Tremor is HIGH on the list. WOW. I absolutely loved Pulse when I reviewed it so I knew I couldn't wait to get my hands on the sequel, Tremor and I was so right. Tremor is a phenomenally written young adult dystopian story. The characters are incredible and the plot is so full of twists and turns. I also love how technology has evolved so much in this futuristic world. Technology plays such a huge part in our society now and just the thought that one day it could affect us like it affects these characters is....WILD..


It is very rare for a sequel to overcome its predeccsor but Tremor does. I believe it was even better than Pulse and really brings you into the story and the characters lives. The characters are all so phenomenal and are so deeply woven into this story. 

"There will be five. Five second pulses, he had told her. No more, no less. It is ordained. Two will be twins, so really in a sense, there will be four. One of these two is a doppelganger, a black mirror, a balance. "

Faith is just a remarkable character who is strong, independent, and has overcome so many trials. She is a survivor who knows exactly the risks she has to take to overcome the evil in the world and help to bring justice to this new world. 

Dylan...ah where do I start with Dylan?? We really get to know him and his background in this story. If you read my review for Pulse then you know that this is exactly what I was hoping for. I wanted more Dylan and Faith and to know more about what has made them who they are today. Their love is just incredible. Patrick Carman writes their stories in such a way that I feel as though I am experiencing all these heartaches and emotions with them. I just love it. 

There are also some new villains that are introduced in this story and boy are they villains. Of course Wade and Clara are still evil and UGH they make me so mad. I am hoping that one day they get exactly what is coming to them...(that is all i will say about that) 

Of course, Hawk is back and he is one of my favorite characters. I love that he is so quirky and so intelligent. He plays an important character who is just fun loving and every reader will adore him. 

There is so much action and intensity in this sequel and I found myself turning pages deep into the night. I just had to know what was going to happen next. Patrick Carman is such a talented writer and his characters are so rich and phenomenal. I cannot say enough how much I loved this book!!! I am already itching for the conclusion! I have to know what happens NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Tour Schedule

March 04th Tuesday: Vlog & Interview Jean BookNerd
March 05th Wednesday: Tens List & Spotlight Chapter by Chapter
March 06th Thursday: Guest Post & Spotlight Beauty and the Bookshelf
March 07th Friday: Review & Spotlight Curling Up with a Good Book
March 08th Saturday: 5 Random Things & Spotlight Me, My Shelf and I
March 09th Sunday: Review & Spotlight The Cover Contessa
March 10th Monday: Review & This or That TTC Books and More
March 11th Tuesday: Dream Cast & Spotlight Mother/Gamer/Writer
March 12th Wednesday: Guest Post & Spotlight Ex Libris
March 13th Thursday: Review & Spotlight Beneath the Cover
March 14th Friday: Review & Spotlight Nerdophiles
March 15th Saturday: Review & Spotlight Never Ending Stories
March 16th Sunday: Spotlight Deal Sharing Aunt
March 17th Monday: Music Playlist & Spotlight A Dream Within a Dream

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