5 April, 2013

book review

Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1) by Kasie West

My Copy: Hardcover, 343 pages
Publication Date: February 12, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Gift

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.
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My Review

I loved this book!  Pivot Point is about a girl named Addie, who has to choose which parent she want to live with when they tell her they are getting a divorce.  They leave the decision in her hands, since she has the ability to “Search” it — Addie can see into the future when forced to make a decision, so that she can see both paths in order to help her make the correct choice.  (She lives in a paranormal Compound where everyone has some sort of mind ability).  Once she Searches both paths, what she is left with is an impossible choice.  Both paths have their good and bad aspects.  It becomes such a hard choice.  I thought the story was amazing.  I was so enveloped by it and really felt for Addie.  I would never be able to make the choice she has to make!

Addie is a really good character.  West is totally playing to the reader when she made Addie a lover of books.  I found it easy to connect with her and I definitely sympathized with her.  I especially felt for her at the end.  Ahhh, how does she make that choice?!?  Now how to talk about the boys in the book.  I would love to gush about both boys, but I am afraid I would give too much away if I did.  Because, one might be the good choice for Addie and the other bad, or both may be good, or both may be bad.  So, I won’t say any specific things about them.  It was interesting though…a different take on a love triangle.  🙂

I thought the writing was very well done.  It was easy to read and captivating.  Another amazing debut author to watch out for!  I look forward to reading more from West.  She is definitely a wonderful story-teller!  Plus the concept was creative and unique, which always makes me happy.

I would definitely recommend Pivot Point!  I loved it!  I cannot wait to read the sequel!!

5 stars blue
A Peek Inside:

Just when I decide I could kiss him all day long, he says, “Addison?”

“Yeah?”

“What if this is a Search?”

I stiffen. “What?”

“Have you ever thought about that before? What if now, this
very moment, isn’t set in stone. What if you’re just seeing a
vision of what could be?”
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22 Responses to “Review: Pivot Point & Giveaway!”

  1. Whoa… she can see into the future? I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. Do you really want to see into the future? Can you change your future? This sounds like a compelling read! Glad to hear you like it! I think I would, too.

    mestith at gmail dot com

    • I’m not sure if it’s a good or bad thing either…even after reading the story haha. I guess it has its advantages and disadvantages.

  2. I’ve wanted to read this book for a while now and am so happy that it lives up to the hype of my mind, or at least to you it does. I’ve read a lot of poorly executed yet amazing plots lately and it seems this one is all around amazing. Thanks for the review!

    ~Zach @ Zach’s YA Reviews

  3. i really love your review. and cant wait to red this book. I really love reading love triangle story….

  4. Yay I’m so happy that you loved this book! 😀 I ADORED it! I agree that Kasie is definitely an author to keep an eye on.

  5. Ash

    I’ve been seeing nothing but good things for this book, gotta check it out ASAP!! thanks for the giveaway.

  6. A wonderful writer and storyteller, and I am all in. I have been all in with Pivot Point since I first caught a glimpse of the cover. And then I read the synopsis and I knew that this was a Must Read. I cannot wait to get my hands on this book. Look at the pretty cover in person for a bit, and then sit on the couch and not move until I am finished with the book, and on Goodreads giving it a 5 star review! Thanks for the FANTASTIC review, and for the giveaway!

  7. I’ve been dying to read this book, it’s on my top 5 list of want-to-read-in-the-near-future 🙂 I love the idea of two different possible paths and living each possibility. Thanks for the great review and giveaway, it makes me want to read it even more!

    Christina @ Ensconced in YA
    http://cahreviews.blogspot.com

  8. I really really want to read this book but it’s not available in bookstores (bummer) It’s sounds so very intriguing and your review really excites me to read this book someday! (Thumbs up)

    • Where are you from that it’s not available in a book store?? You need to get on them to make awesome new releases available!! This book needs to be in book stores for sure! 🙂

  9. This book, right here, this is the book that I am most excited about getting my hands on. I really cannot wait to read it. I fell in love with the cover first, and then the synopsis drew me in the rest of the way. I don’t think it would have mattered one bit if all of the reviews said it was crap. I still would have wanted Pivot Point. Luckily, that isn’t the case. So many people love this book and it makes me almost 100% positive that I will love it as much as I think I will. The best thing that I have gotten from the reviews, including yours, that I have read is that Addie is awesome. The main character being awesome is already half the battle for me. So, thank you so much for the review, and THANK you for the giveaway!

  10. This is one of those books with buzz that I just don’t get. This one ended up being a DNF for me. I was just so bored and I didn’t really care what happened to the characters. I think part of the problem for me was that there was too much setup and going back and forth between the timelines… and nothing was really happening (at least, nothing had happened before I called it quits). Plus, I found Addie incredibly dense and annoying. But, there must be some sort of appeal to the book because lots of people seem to love it!