About a week ago, I was reached out to by R.A.Crawford, asking if I can read and review his novel. After reading the summary and information provided, I was rather interested on how this novel ended up working out. So I agreed. Here is my review of PULSE: The Trial.
Title: The Trials
Author: R.A. Crawford
Series Title: PULSE
Published: January 17th 2016
Summary: It’s been 100 years since the inter-galactic organization known as PULSE intervened to liberate the women of Earth. Now purged of its male population, the women have embarked on a journey to take their place in the all-female cosmic society.
In order to enlist in PULSE’s renowned military, earthlings Stella, Faye and the rest of their class must face the Trial. Only a few human women have ever conquered the perils of this three-day expedition across one of the most dangerous planets in the galaxy.
The girls must learn to work together in order to survive the threat of vicious alien beasts, scorching desert sands and icy mountain peaks, all while being hunted by an unstoppable and deadly foe.
Reader’s Thoughts: This novel is probably the most action packed scyfi, I might have ever read. Normally I am not a fan of the Science Fiction genre. I always seem to have the hardest time getting into the books. But The Trial has had my full attention from page one.
In the novel you are following Stella and Faye, as well as a couple of other minor characters, as they are sent to a remote planet to do the Trials. A test that will most likely kill all contestants, in order to be a sworn member of the PULSE. The girls have a set amount of time to reach a shuttle, the end of the Trials. If they fail to reach the shuttle, they will be forever stranded on the planet.
Between monstrous animal like creatures and deadly elements, the girls fight to survive and win the Trial. However, a surprise foe has been entered into the Trial. If the girls can’t work together, they will never be able to defeat this enemy, who is more deadly than the entirety of the planet combined.
I personally was curious as to how all these women are able to become so powerful without a single male counterpart in the mix. I still haven’t figured it out, but heck, I’m still hooked anyway!
Now you all know how I am on spoilers…… So I will only say this, there was a MAJOR plot twist I was not expecting!!! I will say I think the author might know what I’m speaking of. *hint hint* I enjoyed the details in this book too.
Warning: there is a lot of blood, guts and gore…. Mostly Action…. but hey, I have always thought a good thriller (scyfi included) as incomplete without a little blood action.
All in all, PULSE: The Trial makes me feel like I’m in a Star Wars type world with a Hunger Games twist! I seriously had to force myself to take my time so I didn’t miss anything!
If you are interested in reading PULSE: The Trial for yourself (which I recommend) you can get it on Amazon for $2.99 (Kindle) or $16 (paperback) HERE. It is also FREE for Kindle Unlimited.
Until Next Time!!!!!