Friday, April 5, 2013

Review: Pivot Point by Kasie West

Title: Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1)
Author: Kasie West
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: February 12, 2013
Format/Source: ARC- Publisher via Giveaway
Rating: ★★★★★

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:

I couldn't do it. I wouldn't want the ability that Addie has. Even knowing what will happen, how can you choose? Mother or father? Best friend or true love? Life? Death? Happiness? Suffering? The choices seem easy but they are not.

I actually like Addie. It seems that more often than not these days I just can't stomach the MC. Addie works for me. In one timeline Addie is going through a rebel stage brought on by her parents divorce. She's never been a bad girl though so her rebel phase is very tame. My doing this she is actually trying to be normal. It's kind of cute. In another timeline Addie is adjusting to life fairly well after the divorce. I admit that I like her more in this timeline but at least she makes me dislike her. She's a smart girl with a good head on her shoulders but she is not without flaws.

There are two guys but it can't really be considered a love triangle. In one timeline Addie is being pursued by Duke. I didn't like Duke from the second we meet him. He is not a good person. Thankfully Addie doesn't completely lose her head when it comes to him. She still loses her head but it could have been a lot worse. Trevor though, Trevor is one of those YA guys that is actually worthy of swooning over. I love their romance and the slow(ish) build towards it. Their romance is refreshing.

The ending is a little anti-climatic but we already knew what was going to happen anyway because of Addie's search and we definitely get to see the action through the Search. The ending gives me hope. I am eagerly awaiting the next book.

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