Friday, August 30, 2013

Kaniesha Reviews: Pivot Point by Kasie West

Title: Pivot Point
Series: Pivot Point #1
Author: Kasie West
Release date: February 12, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genres: paranormal, science fiction, contemporary
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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.

Review: Pivot Point is a book I've wanted to read since I first saw the cover. That's a super cool cover, isn't it? You're thinking, what could that be about? Then you read the synopsis and the main character can search into the future? How's that going to work? Where's the plot in that? Really though, I went into this book with no expectations at all and finished practically screaming. (I did scream and freak out about it to my friend on twitter). The book is that good!

However, based on the synopsis you'd think it'd be more paranormal, but it's not. It's really more contemporary with paranormal elements. I was really looking forward to seeing more of their powers in play but only Addie's is. Speaking of which - there could've been a better transition from one part of the story to the next, I remember getting almost halfway in and being pretty confused about what was happening before I had a huge AHA! moment.

Regardless of my tiny complaints, I'd recommend this book to anyone. I even made my mom read it!

Rating: 5/5 stars.

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