Saturday, January 5, 2013

Book Review- Pivot Point

I just finished reading Pivot Point by Kasie West for an Around the World ARC Tour.

From Goodreads:

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 really enjoyed this book.  I liked the premise of there being a secret Compund where all the paranormals live.  But its not paranormals like we normally think of--vampires, werewolves, witches, etc.  These are all mind paranormals--people who can move things with their minds, erase memories, detect lies, persuade people to do things, or see into the future.  Addie's power was a new one for me--she can see both sides of how a choice will work out.  But her Search feels like that whole time.  So most of the book takes place during the Seach, each chapter alternating between the two.

I liked Addie.  She seemed pretty normal. (okay, well for a paranormal).  And while I won't say which one, I definitely liked most of one Search over the other.  But it was not meant to be.  There were some twists and turns and one of them I saw coming.  But the other I didn't. 

I liked how the story ended.  It wrapped up nicely but left me eagerly awaiting the next book in the series.

I gave this book a rating of 4/5.

Pivot Point will be released on February 12, 2013.

This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2013 150+ Reading Challenge: 3
2013 ARC Reading Challenge: 2
2013 Debut Author Challenge: 1
2013 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 2

*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.

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