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Review: Pivot Point by Kasie West

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February 12, 2013
HarperTeen
Source: Publisher

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.

My Review:

PIVOT POINT has it all: a charming heroine, hot boys, a fun best friend, and a plot that keeps readers guessing. West is a rising star among the YA genre who is sure to make it big with PIVOT POINT. While the ending will leave readers wanting much more, it leaves off at the perfect point. This is such a fantastic book that I already have a finished copy preordered for my favorite book collection. Don’t let yourself miss out on PIVOT POINT.

Addie’s ability to Search out different routes in her future makes me very envious. If only I could be able to see what the future holds in store for me and decide which path leads to a better life. On the other hand, knowing what happened in the other reality would be very confusing and hard to come to terms with. Thank goodness for Addie that she has her best friend Laila (whose name I adore), who can Erase memories if needed.

Addie’s strength makes me want to be more like her. I’m not sure how she could be so selfless in the end and decide to do what she did. I admire her loyalty to those she loves. And Trevor. Holy Trevor. He has got to be added to my book boyfriend list. He is the perfect combination of real life boy with a little added yumminess to make him unique among the many, many swoon-worthy guys of YA. If only I could have my very own Trevor!

While it may seem like it would be a bit confusing going back and forth between different realities each chapter, West does it with such an ease that you have to wonder if she herself has the ability to Search. icon wink Review: Pivot Point by Kasie West It was really interesting to pinpoint similarities in each that somehow weave the events together. Both choices have their negatives as well as some very nice positives that make it very difficult for Addie to choose which one to go with. In the end, it’s her huge heart that decides it for her. I’m very hopeful for the next book!

2013 is shaping up to be a really awesome year in the YA genre if PIVOT POINT is any indication. I am eagerly awaiting more from West and her characters in PIVOT POINT!

My Rating:

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  1. It would be so nice to be able to search through different futures and pick the one you want, wouldn’t it? And yay for swoon-worthy guys!

  2. Could not agree more. I freaking loved this book. I refuse to let go of my ARC until I have the finished copy to replace it. And I am so glad there will be more books in this series. It easily could have worked as a stand-alone, but I love the world and the characters and WANT MORE!

  3. Super excited about this one! I’ve only heard good thing! And I agree it’s going to be a fantastic year for Ya!

  4. This sounds awesome!! I was going to get it from Edelweiss, but don’t know if I have time to fit it in. If I do I will definitely read it, but most likely I will just wait since I want to get a finished copy anyways. Great review!

  5. <3 Thank you so much. Great review.

  6. Bailey I’ve been looking forward to reading Pivot Point and your review has made me even want it more…didn’t think that was possible LOL

  7. How would you characterize this novel? Is it more of a paranormal or a dystopia? I’m thinking more paranormal. Trevor seems cool. I like that he seems both real life and swoon worthy. Only bad thing is that I don’t like the name Trevor :-)

  8. I’ve been excited about this one based on the description, so I’m glad to know that it lives up to the promise. I’m going to go ahead and preorder it. Thanks for the review!

  9. Bailey, I’m so happy to hear that you adored this book! I’ve been seeing nothing but great things for this book and your review is no different. The concept definitely sounds really cool and the way West is able to capture it and display seems fantastic. And the characters don’t sound half-bad, either! I really want to meet this Trevor now. ;) Thanks for the fantastic review, Bailey! :)

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