Impulse is a fast-paced, intense story. Cent is a pretty smart cookie. Yes, she makes mistakes like most teenagers but she is clever about getting herself out of trouble. I liked her sense of justice and how it motivated her to defend the underdogs. Her special ability of teleportation is really neat and she uses it very well. Because of her youth, she has learned how to use her ‘jumping’ to fly and to add force during a fight, nearly at the risk of losing her life. After reading this story and learning about Cent and her family, I look forward to reading the next book. I have a feeling that their enemies will catch up to them very soon.
From the day she was born, Cent has lived in isolation. Her parents have hidden her from the people who once captured and tortured her father, Davey. She has been all over the world with her parents. They have Jumped with her many times. But on the day that Cent learned how to do it herself events are put into motion that will change the way they live. Cent wants to go to school. After much debate, Davey relents and she begins her life as a normal teen, including the bully. But Caffeine is much more than a normal bully and when she begins hurting Cents friends, Cent is on a mission to strike fear into Caffeine and her partners. Who would have thought she would end up as a vigilante of sorts when all she wanted was to experience the teenage lifestyle.
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.