February 10, 2014

Pivot Point by Kasie West Review

Pivot Point
Pivot Point #1
by Kasie West
Published on February 12th 2013
HarperTeen, 343 pages
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Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . .

Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.

In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through . . . and who she can’t live without.

- Goodreads.com description

Holy fuck, this book was intense. Like really intense, especially by the end.. Oh my god, I was actually switching on every light in the house if I had to walk to the bathroom or kitchen, cause quite honestly I was a bit scared. I didn't have a feeling like this in a while and I freaking loved it!

Addie can see the future. To be exact her future. If she is faced with a choice, she can Search both alternatives and upon them then decide which future she would live through. Exciting! And the future seems very real. She is also adorable and real. She knows who she is and that makes her even more likeable. 

The boys..

Duke was charming and nice. I liked him. Trevor was grounded to the earth and this is one of the reasons I liked him a lot. He was real and nice and smart and loved reading comic books. He was genuine. And selfless.

The whole theory how one choice can change everything was fascinating. The two futures, however, were still very much entwined. Which I thought was cool. Always when I am faced with a big decision, I try to visualize both outcomes. This helps me make a decision. Ofcourse, I cannot see it as clearly as Addie can, and that's ok. As much as we want to know, it's somehow better that we don't. In the long run.. where would be the point?

Pivot point was an amazing book and I really, really enjoyed reading it. I am definitely excited for the sequel Split Second. So, if you are looking for a great ride that will leave you all excited and scared and hopeful for the future, all mixed with sweet romance, Pivot Point is the perfect book for you!

“He shrugs. "Doesn't help to waste my time thinking about would've-beens."
Laila whispers, "He says to the girl with a mind full of them.”

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