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Pulse by Danielle Koste (Spoiler-free) Review + Giveaway!

Rowan Platts is addicted to success.

When she’s presented with the chance to work on a top secret project fronted by her idol, renowned virologist Dr. Margot Miller, Rowan signs her life away without second thought. The realization she’s gotten in over her head comes only after the subject of their study is revealed: a boy with a bad attitude and an uninhibited taste for human blood.

He’s a medical anomaly. Having the ability to crush metal with his bare hands and hear a heartbeat from across the room, it would make Rowan’s career if she was the one to discover what made him so unusual.

Easier said than done, with a subject who prefers snapping necks over answering questions.


I originally saw Pulse over on my friend Meg’s blog. I just so happened to comment on her posts (she has two posts about this book up on her blog: a review and interview) and Danielle saw my comment about wanting to read this book for myself. She reached out to me and asked if I would like an eARC of her book in return for an honest review. Of course I said yes! She sent me this book right away. I finished this book in less than 48 hours upon receiving it! Like, it was that good! Seriously. I breezed right through this book. I was hooked from the very first page.

As I read the synopsis and my friend Meg’s review, I realized that they were both pretty vague. I wasn’t really sure what I was getting into. And you know what, that’s honestly the best way to go into this book. Just jump right into it without much information. I definitely think I appreciated the story more this way.

Can we just talk about the cover for a minute?! Like really, look how gorgeous it is! I’m not going to lie, I definitely judge books by their covers and this one drew me right in with the syringe and the blood. Once you read the book, the cover totally makes sense! It matches up really well with the story inside!

A sign of a good book is when you really feel a connection for the characters. Boy, is this true about this story. I love a character who is written really well. Lyall has stolen my heart. He’s one of those misunderstood characters that come off as the bad guy but really deep down inside he’s caring. I love, love, love him and I want more of him!!

Overall, this is a brilliant story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I know I wasn’t able to put it down! I am giving this book a rating of 4 out of 5 stars! You can purchase this book beginning January 1, 2018.


There are only a few days left to enter the rafflecopter giveaway! Enter to win a signed paperback of Pulse!

Thank you to Danielle Koste for sending me an advanced copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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