July 25, 2013

Review: Pivot Point by: Kasie West

Pivot Point (#1) by: Kasie West (2013)
343 pages
Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: The Library
Goodreads Summary: 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.

My Review
“There were already enough alternate realities floating around in my head that sometimes it was hard to keep track of which one I had actually lived and which was the opposing choice never made.” ~ pg. 3
I love abilities in my books, I am an X-men fan, and there are plenty in Pivot Point. Addie is a Searcher, when having to make an important choice she uses her ability to see into the future hoping it will help her choose the right path. She is a little neurotic but I can totally relate to her little quirks so it made me love her character even more. One of those quirks that I love the most is how she is always comparing her real-life situations to ones from books. It’s hilarious and I’m sure we have all done it. The other characters are interesting and complex as well, especially Trevor. However, I was not a fan of Duke in any way shape or form. Just wanted to put that out there.

Pivot Point is a unique novel set up in an interesting and perfect way. The chapters switch off from one of Addie’s futures to the other possible future/path. I didn't find it confusing it was just at times frustrating when I wanted to keep following one future over the other. I found one more intriguing than the other. On the other hand, I absolutely loved reading and finding the little connections/overlapping instances between the two futures. It kept me really interested and on my toes. I was so immersed inside the story I couldn’t read it fast enough. It gets crazy good. 
On a side note, there are a couple of amazing lines in Pivot Point that I won’t soon forget. Sadly I can’t share them with you unless you have read the book because I don’t want to give anything away, let’s just say page 299 and page 317 are emotionally awesome.

I’m not sure I have enough or the right words to describe how much I enjoyed Pivot Point. All I can say is that I advise you to read it. A page-turner at its finest full of interesting teenagers with abilities and a more complex plot than it lets on. So read it already.

**Thanks to Nicole at The Quiet Concert for getting me to read this! I owe you one. :)

RATING 5/5 

18 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed Pivot Point too, and can't wait for Split Second to come out. The premise for the story was really good, and kept me in suspense in regards to Addie's parallel lives. Glad you liked it and great review. :)

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    1. I think Split Second is going to be really good. Thanks so much!

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  2. Great review! I loved this book too. I really liked the alternating realities and how they overlapped but definitely favored one over the other too. :-)

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    1. I loved the small overlapping between the two realities. I'm glad you loved the book too!

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  3. I loved Pivot Point, too! I also really liked finding the connections between the two worlds, I loved how it was told in alternating chapters rather than like half the book one option and half the book the other or something.

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    1. I loved the alternating chapters. I think that was a great device the author used.

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  4. I loooved Trevor! Okay, so I really enjoyed the whole book overall, but I did really like his character a lot! I loved the two different paths and how nerve-wracking it became knowing that she had to choose one! Extremely interesting and I'm SO interested to read book two!

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    1. I am a HUGE Trevor fan. I can't wait for book 2 to see what else happens.

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  5. YAYAY I am so happy that you loved this!! There were so many feels and I got so wrapped up in both futures. The ending tore me to pieces. I seriously CANNOT WAIT to see what happens in Split Second!!

    I wish I had a copy of the book to check out page 299 and 317 hah. :D

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    1. Thanks for promising me I would not be disappointed. ;)

      Next time you are at the library you have to check out those books. That or I can totally email you what they say.

      As for waiting for the second book....I'm dying a little.

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  6. Great review! You definitely made me want to read this book, it sounds really good and has an interesting premise.

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    1. Thanks! It was a really unique book with a lot of great things going on.

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  7. That's it..i am buying it..first I need to meet Trevor and second everyone seems to love this book. Wonderful review!

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    1. I can't wait to see what you think!

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  8. I looovveeed Pivot Point! So glad you did as well. I cannot wait for Split Second to be released.

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    1. Split Second needs to be released like yesterday!

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  9. I really need to get on reading this! I love abilities in books too :D Great review! I'm glad you loved the book so much :)

    (PS. love your blog.. new follower!)

    - Sadie @ Lyrics.

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    1. If you love abilities I'm thinking you will like this one.

      Thanks for following! I Will be checking out your site. :)

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