Sunday, December 29, 2013

[Book Review] Pivot Point by Kasie West

Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)Pivot Point

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.

You know that feeling you get when you’re watching the movie and you know what’s going to happen but the main character still goes for it and you’re sitting there just yelling at the screen? Well that’s how pretty much I felt throughout the book, wanting Abbie to stop her Search.

The story takes place in Compound – a place hidden in the mountains where only people with special abilities live. Staying secret from every other Norm people is their mission and while they work on expanding their abilities, they make sure that everyone is safe and lives under specific rules. When Abbie comes home one day, she is greeted with news that her parents are getting a divorce and she needs to decide who she wants to live with. To do that she will need to use her ability to see into the future and figure out which one will play out best for her.

The whole book was not what I expected. I thought that when she looks into the future, there would be some sort of conflict like every other story I have read. But I experienced both of the alternate futures that Abbie saw which was pretty emotional. Going through six weeks of different futures was like a rollercoaster because I knew it wasn’t real but yet all of the emotions were there and made me on edge.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone and cannot wait for the second book to come out!