Book Review: Impulse by: Steven Gould

Rating: 5/5

Publisher: Tor Books

Publish Date: January 15, 2013

Origins: From Publisher for Review

Format: Hardcover

Order From:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: Cent has a secret. She lives in isolation, with her parents, hiding from the people who took her father captive and tortured him to gain control over his ability to teleport, and from the government agencies who want to use his talent. Cent has seen the world, but only from the safety of her parents’ arms. She’s teleported more than anyone on Earth, except for her mother and father, but she’s never been able to do it herself. Her life has never been in danger.

Until the day when she went snowboarding without permission and triggered an avalanche. When the snow and ice thundered down on her, she suddenly found herself in her own bedroom. That was the first time.

Review: I haven’t read the first two books in this series, although I have seen the movie “Jumper” (which I’m sure pales in comparison). Having said the statement above, I did not feel lost when I read ‘Impulse’ at all. I was instantly caught up in Cent’s story and her trials going through high school after being home-schooled for years as well as dealing with the emergence of her jumping abilities. I thought Cent was fantastic! She doesn’t take much crap from anyone and is always trying to help those around her. I liked the friends she made at her school and how she dealt with the nasty bully, Caffeine. Cent and her parents may live a solitary existence, but Cent is a very intelligent and well-adjusted young woman. ‘Impulse’ is fast paced and keeps you engaged from the first pages until the shocking conclusion! 

Jumper Series: Jumper (1), Reflex (2), Shade (2.5), Impulse (3)


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