By Steven Gould
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: January 15, 2013
Genre: Young Adult Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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.
Normally I’ll start whining when the books in a series slow down to a year or more between publication dates, so it’s inconceivable to me that it’s taken twenty years for Gould to write all three main Jumper books (and it’s been seven years since Reflex). Impulse is less conspiracy-theory than the first two books while being more specifically friendly for today’s YA market. This can definitely be read even if you haven’t picked up the first two, just…before you start reading, purge that awful movie with Hayden Christensen from your mind, okay?