Mar 29, 2013

Review: Pivot Point by Kasie West

Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)Author: Kasie West
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Okay, first thing first. I just have to thank one of my best friends Claire who got me this book for my birthday. I freaking loved this book and if you didn't get me the book Claire, I doubt I still would have read it by now.

Here's the synopsis:
"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 honestly don't know what to say. I really, really enjoyed this book. Initial feeling when I saw this book before the day of release:

Okay so as much as I enjoyed this book it took time to get a handle on. At first I was really confused with what was going on. The whole switching point of view this was totally wack and then I realized what was going on. She wasn't necessarily switching point of view in the same life..or in the present. Hopefully that doesn't ruin anything for you guys, but I'm pretty sure you guys would have picked it up faster than I would have.

I was kind of sad with the outcome of the ending. It wasn't bad, but it definitely wasn't what I wanted, but there is a second book! We don't know what will happen in that book. Honestly, I'm really scared about the second book. I really want to love it, but Pivot Point just ended in a way where I really can't see what they could do in the second book. Did that make any sense? Either way the anticipation for the next book is bittersweet.

Now let's talk about the two hotties in this book. Trevor and Duke. Personally, I like Trevor very much, but Duke is equally as yummy. I don't know what it was, but I'm guessing that it was the forbidden love and the fact that Trevor is really down to earth. Duke on the other hand, everyone is pushing Abbi to date him. He's "perfect" in every sense to basically everyone. He's actually too perfect, I like guys with flaws they seem more real and life like. I guess that was the point with Duke but it still annoyed me.

I really liked the whole concept of this book. At first it seemed kind of cliched but I ended up really liking it because of all the twists and other unique ideas built into it. I feel that Kasie West did a very good job making sure this book wasn't just any other book with people who have powers. What Kasie West did with Abbi's powers really blew my mind. Abbi was Divergence but good for the most part see the future which is what made this book click for me. 

This book is a definite favorite and I highly recommend people to read it. I absolutely ran for the moment I could pick this book up again and start from the part I had left off from. Really people, go read this book.!  


  1. The synopsis sure does sound great. I'd probably give this book a try to see if it fits my bookish tastes ;)

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  2. Thanks for the link! This is a definite must read!!