Monday 15 July 2013

Pivot Point by Kasie West

Publisher: HaperTeen
ISBN: 9780062117373
Release Date: 12 February 3013
Source: Purchased.

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.

So... I freaking loved this book! Having just read Kasie West's contemporary romance The Distance Between Us I knew I really liked her writing style. And Pivot Point sounded awesome so I'm super please that it was!

The book alternates with each chapter, each depicting one of the potential futures. It was really easy to follow which was which (also helped by the cute chapter headings) and I found myself equally invested in each. Addie is a really likeable character - and I loved her best friend Laila - their banter back and forth is brilliant. Boywise - I instantly knew who I liked (and willed Addie to feel the same!) But the story isn't just about which boy - much more is going on and the choice Addie has to make is harder than you think...

I love this kind of story. It's contemporary which an edge - is it sc-fi/paranormal? Not sure, but I do know I like it! I didn't realise that this was going to be the first in a series - it certainly works as a standalone - but I am really glad to get more. I can't wait for Split Second when it comes out next year!


The Insouciant Sophisticate said...

I love that phrasing-"Contemporary with an edge." I think that's part of the reason I liked this book so much. YA contemporary is my favorite genre but it has to have something extra like Pivot Point does!

Unknown said...

What a cool premise! I'll look out for this one.


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