Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pivot Point by Kasie West


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.


I have to admit that I have never really been one for stories with alternate realities or time traveling of any sort. That is until I read Pivot Point. The cover made me take a look, the synopsis piqued my interest, but the actual story…made me fall in love.
Addison Coleman is not a typical teenager. Being a Searcher, has the ability to look into the future and see what will happen. Most people wonder what their lives would be like if they chose a different path, but Addison gets to see both outcomes.  How awesome would it be to have that ability?  Living in a compound facility surrounded by people with special abilities, like her mom who is Persuasive and her dad is a Discerner (can tell if someone is lying), life is kept interesting.  
As she tries to figure out if she should stay with her mom or dad of the divorce, she decides to do a Search. Both futures alternate back and forth (each with a different love interest) between chapters which I thought would be confusing, but I found it easy to follow along.  There is no clear cut answer for her as both results have positives and negatives.

I was not expecting to like Pivot Point as much as I did. It is a nicely paced story filled with a combination of romance, paranormal elements, and mystery. All of which kept me thoroughly entertained.
So glad there will be a sequel since I need to know what happens next with Addie! 

Pivot Point releases today, so be sure and check it out :) 

Rating: 4 ½ out of 5.

** I received this book from HarperCollins Publishing / HarperTeen in exchange for nothing, but my honest review. Thank you!** 


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