How did I get it?:
I bought it. It’s Kasie West, I adore her.. it had to be bought and devoured!
Life can change in a split second.
Addie hardly recognizes her life since her parents divorced. Her boyfriend used her. Her best friend betrayed her. She can’t believe this is the future she chose. On top of that, her ability is acting up. She’s always been able to Search the future when presented with a choice. Now she can manipulate and slow down time, too . . . but not without a price.
When Addie’s dad invites her to spend her winter break with him, she jumps at the chance to escape into the Norm world of Dallas, Texas. There she meets the handsome and achingly familiar Trevor. He’s a virtual stranger to her, so why does her heart do a funny flip every time she sees him? But after witnessing secrets that were supposed to stay hidden, Trevor quickly seems more suspicious of Addie than interested in her. And she has an inexplicable desire to change that.
Meanwhile, her best friend, Laila, has a secret of her own: she can restore Addie’s memories . . . once she learns how. But there are powerful people who don’t want to see this happen. Desperate, Laila tries to manipulate Connor, a brooding bad boy from school—but he seems to be the only boy in the Compound immune to her charms. And the only one who can help her.
As Addie and Laila frantically attempt to retrieve the lost memories, Addie must piece together a world she thought she knew before she loses the love she nearly forgot . . . and a future that could change everything.
Oh how I adored Pivot Point. I just had to get Split Second when it released. I waited too long to read Pivot Point. There’s no way that I was going to waste time waiting to read this book. It leapfrogged its way past many other books waiting to be read. That just happens with my anticipated books and authors that I know write amazing books. I just knew Split Second was going to be amazing. Purely based on the fact that the author is Kasie West!
Split Second didn’t let me down. It picks up from where Pivot Point ends. It was told in a completely different way than Pivot Point was. Instead of hearing from the ‘para’ and the ‘norm’ we heard from Addie and Laila. Initially, I wasn’t sure this was going to work. I loved Addie as a character, and wanted her to be constantly narrating the story. I shouldn’t have doubted it though, because I found myself just as intrigued to learn more about Laila. The reader learns so much more about her life, which is lovely. She’s a much deeper character than Pivot Point suggested.
I couldn’t wait to read more about Trevor and Addie. Although Addie had to re-meet him and fall in love with him again, it never felt repetitive or boring. I devoured their moments together.
I didn’t see the ending coming, which I loved! I can’t recommend this series highly enough. It’s engaging, fun, fast-paced with some incredibly witty, lovable characters. I can’t wait to read more from Kasie West.
Would I recommend it?:
Ignite Me- Tahereh Mafi