Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Review: Pivot Point by Kasie West

Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)Pivot Point by Kasie West
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: February 12, 2013
Pre order: Amazon / Barnes and Noble
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 thoughts:
Oh my where do I even begin!  Pivot Point is such a head spin!  I can honestly say that I have never read anything like it before!  I am in awe over this book, it has murder, mystery, romance, and a very intricate storyline twist that I never saw coming.

What would you do if you could search your future and see which paths are the best for you to take?  Addie has this ability.  If given a choice she can look into her own future and see how things will play out for both paths.  Everyone at her school has some kind of ability and this is all kept under wraps by the community they live in.  When she is faced with her parents decision to divorce Addie searches to see which parent she should live with and neither choice will be easy.

This story is told in alternating chapters with Addie choosing to live with her mother in one and then her father in the other.  If both of her parents had decided to stay inside the community Addie's life wouldn't have been turned that upside down, but her father chose to leave and live in the "norm" world.  I have to say that I loved seeing both sides of her life play out.  It was so much fun seeing things overlap, like for instance in one chapter we get to see Addie going to eat at a local restaurant with her friends  and then in the other since she lives outside the community we see that just her friends went to eat.  So things still happened just with a twist.  I have to give the author major credit for keeping it all straight. 

I'm still in shock over the story.  Both paths are filled with heartache in one way or another and I am so proud of Addie for being selfless when it came down to it in the end.  Every character played an important part as well.  Addie was strong and didn't back down from the impossible.  Duke and Trevor each were there and played their part well.  I can't say much more than that but just remember you don't know everything until you finish the last chapter.  There is a lot going on in this story and it has more than one actual storyline but it all fit perfectly together.  I am very excited to see where the sequel will take us!

4 Snowflakes


*ARC provided by publisher* 

12 comments:

  1. don't give much pressure to your brain .. just chill dude .. i'm with you
    Estetik

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  2. Thanks for the great review! I'm so glad you liked it. :)

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    1. AW thanks for stopping by! You are very welcome thanks for writing such a fun and unique book!!

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  3. Oh. Also. I am in love with your blog header. It is amazing.

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    1. Oh thank you so much! Rachel over at Parajunkie is amazing, she designed it for us =)

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  4. I love this premise. You have me intrigued. Great review. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you!! Yay I hope you get to read it soon!!

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  5. It has such a unique premises, I'm already loving it. Great review!

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    1. It was so different from anything I have ever read! Awesome! Thank you =)

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  6. Wow, this sounds super unique! I'm definitely very excited to read this. I'm glad you liked it! :)

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    1. It really is! Yay I hope you like it! Keep me posted =)

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