Pivot Point

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How did I get it?:
I bought it!

Synopsis:

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.

Thoughts:

I have wanted to read this book for such a long time now. I had heard so many wonderful things about it and Kasie West’s writing. I bought Pivot Point and The Distance Between Us without really thinking about whether I’d like Kasie’s writing style. I purely went on recommendation from other book bloggers. I’m glad I went with their recommendations as I thoroughly enjoyed Pivot Point.

Pivot Point is about a Compound where many people live, but they’re not ordinary, they have mind powers. The protagonist, Addie, is able to search into the future when she’s faced with a choice to see what would happen with each option. Addie’s parents are going to divorce, Addie isn’t sure who to live with, so she takes a look into the future to see what would happen.

The chapters moved from each option. This could be incredibly confusing but each chapter had words with the letters ‘PARA’ or ‘NORM’ to distinguish whether you were reading about Addie’s life in the ‘normal’ or paranormal world. This was clever and really helped to keep the story on track. I loved how there were two separate storylines going on. If it’s not done well, this often confuses me, but it wasn’t the case with Pivot Point. The execution was superb.

The characters are well developed and in the main part, likeable. The character I didn’t really like, I loved to hate. Addie was such a brilliant protagonist. She was funny and smart. She was so easy to like. I really liked her best friend Laila too. Their friendship was easy to believe in. The two love interests are so different. I didn’t really like Duke, he was just so cocky (however, a really well written cocky character). I really liked Trevor, the love interest from the ‘normal’ world. Their relationship developed slowly as was believable.

The ending to this book, did leave me sad for Addie, I won’t say why, as I don’t want to ruin it for anyone that hasn’t read it yet. I’m hoping the next book in the series will mend my broken heart!

Pivot Point is well worth reading. It’s an intriguing, easy to read book, that is so beautifully written.

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

Reading next:
Little Red Lies- Julie Johnston

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