Sunday, May 4, 2014

Book Review: Pivot Point by Kasie West

Hi Book Lovers!

I have just finished another fantastic book, Pivot Point, by Kasie West!
Haha it takes me about 2-3 days to finish a book! I can be a fast reader sometimes ლ(́◉◞౪◟◉‵ლ) 
Book Cover


Title: Pivot Point
Author: Kasie West

Book 1 of the series Pivot Point
Published February 2013

Genre: YA, Dystopian, Romance, Supernatural

4/5 stars



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.


What I think
Firstly, isn't the cover interesting?
When I first picked it up in the library, I thought: Oh woah that's a cool book cover! What could it mean by a girl looking at another her? *flips to blurb* And I'm sorry I judge a book by it's cover

Kasie West really made super powers original, which she earns a point for that! I love how the main character, Addie, doesn't have a normal power like flying or shooting laser beams from eyes (even though it's a good advantage when you encounter bullies). 
Her power is called Divergence, which she can look into the both futures when she had a choice to make. That, is an original power! I really think this is such an awesome idea, and not once I can remember seeing in YA. 

I especially like the parallels between the two lives (for example, the guy showing up for drug money in both choices, but Addie was there for one, and heard the other over the phone). I thought it was interesting how that was written throughout the whole book.

And aha, we have boys. Trevor is a SUPER nice guy and he has a quality that Duke (the quarterback in the Compound), obviously doesn't. Duke takes Addie in front of everyone as: 'Dude I have a cute girlfriend, you jealous?' and when they're alone he's like: 'Addie you're so cute *muah*'. Plus Addie and Duke have basically nothing alike. Trevor understands Addie and they are just so 'couple-like'.
*always gonna be Team Trevor*

Lastly, this book is all about that one Search. Basically all Addie goes through is just in her mind, so when she finishes the Search and makes her decision, I thought: Wow. That is an amazing 6 weeks. Even though I wouldn't make the choices she did, I think the ending wrapped it up well!

So i'm giving this a 4/5. Because of the originality, her writing style andTrevor XD.

See you next week!


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