Thursday, February 14, 2013

Review: Pivot Point

Title - Pivot Point
Author - Kasie West 
Series - Pivot Point #1
Genre - YA Sci Fi Paranormal
Publication February 12th 2013
Format Kindle Review copy


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.


Addison’s life has just changed forever her once happy parents are getting a divorce. Her mother is staying in the compound while her father is going to travel off into the normal world.  It’s up to Addison which parent she decides to live with. All her life Addison has grown up in the compound where everyone has special mental powers, like erasing memories, moving objects and even a lie detector. However Addison’s gift is rare she’s a searcher who gets classified as a clairvoyant but she can only see her future and only if she faces a choice.

When given the choice of living with her mother on the compound or her father in the normal world Addison decides to search her future. While it only appears to be a few minutes to her best friend Laila, for Addison she lives both lives for six weeks. One choice is living with her dad in Dallas where she befriends the former quarterback who happened to get hurt in a game against her old high school. Her other choice is living with her mother, she ends up dating Duke the quarterback, and living a life she would have had her parents not gotten a divorce. Each future has its good and bad but for Addison she will have to decide which the right choice is.

I received Pivot Point in return for an honest review from Edelweiss & Harper Collins. I really enjoyed Pivot point more than I expected that I would.  I found the concept for the compound believable and exciting, who knows maybe there is a special community they say we only use 10% of our brains. Addison is a great character she’s easy to relate to, I was able to connect with her right from the start and cheered her on throughout the story. Addison has two love interests one in each of choices but it doesn't come across as a creepy love triangle and I really appreciate the way each story is created.  I find it unique that the book bounces between two stories involving the same characters, while each story blends so well together. At first I was a little nervous with the transitions to each choice but the more the story progressed I didn't even notice. Pivot point is a beautifully written story that captures the imagination and keeps you drawn in from start to finish. I had a hard putting it down last night if I didn't have to get up early I would have stayed up all night. I really enjoyed the book it’s an awesome clean story that teens as well as adults will enjoy. 

5 out of 5 Stars

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I cannot wait to read this one and I love how well the love triangle is executed. I'm thrilled to hear that it's also clean and interesting and MY GOSH it just sounds amazing. Great review!

    Sunny @ Blue Sky Bookshelf