Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Pivot Point





Title: Pivot Point

Author: Kasie West

Number in series: 1

Genre:fantasy, sci-fi, romance, paranormal


Rating: 5/5

Goodreads description: 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.

Review: Favefavefave

After reading The Distance Between Us I had to read something else by Kasie West. And let me tell you, I am not disappointed.

Sure, this story might not be a good read to some people, but I was delighted. 

The story follows a young girl, Addison/Addie, who has a superpower. But no, she is not the only one, she is not 'the chosen one'. She lives in a place, a town, where everyone has some kind of superpower (they're all, as I realized, mind powers). 

Addie has the power called divergence, which means that when she has a choice to make, she can see into her own future and choose what decision is better. 

When the story really starts, Addie has to make a choice, with which parent, who are getting a divorce, will she live. One simple choice can make a huge difference. 

I get why some readers might not like it, the both choices lead to very similar paths. Both are with a love interest and the life of her friend at home is kind of similar, bad.

But that was actually something I really liked about the story. It showed how one choice can make a huge impact on our lives, but at the same time it's not that different either way. 

Sure, that there is love in either choice can be a little dull to some, but there's love all around in real life as well.

I loved the story. The life Addie lives. But at the same time, it's so sad. Having to choose one path, even though the other is better for you. At some point I knew what path she'd have to choose, and it was destorying me. How it must've felt for her is so heartbreaking. I hated it. I was crying from the moment I realized it to the very end. I loved the path with her father, it was so good, so wonderful for her. But of course, since authors have to make everyone miserable, it didn't end heappy for Addie, nor for me (honestly, I'm still so upset, and I want to cry just thinking about it).
 
I loved Trevor (he definitely ended up on my fictonal boyfriend list). He is everything I could ask for, I guess. He's sweet, charming, clever, talented, so loving, etc. Duke, he was okay, until some point. Sure, he had some charm himself, but I don't trust popular football players that 'fall in love' with 'common girls'. I just don't (at least not in books/TV shows/movies…. Until I have a reason to trust them…..). 

I liked that her best friend, even though she was kinda loyal and ...stuff, drifted away from her and betrayed her. It just seemed realistic to me. But at a point in the story, I did have some hatred for her *insert crying emoji* *whispers while crying: Treevoooorr*.

The thing I missed in the book is more history, more getting to know the world and how it all works. Nothing more than how the were using moe of their brain (the powers) was explained. And I'd really love to know more about the world where humans with mind superpowers live.

I really want to read the sequel, and find out whether they get together or not, but I'm afraid that I won't find out that soon.
 

Quotes:

“When I read, I feel emotion all on my own. Emotion no living person is making me feel.”  


“I don't care when people think I'm an antisocial, controlling bookworm because that's what I am. It's when they interpret me wrong that I have a problem.” 

“Just promise me something. If this is a Search and you don't pick me, don't pick this path, for whatever reason, promise me you won't Erase me.” (CRYINGCRYINGCRYING)

“My bookcase is all yours."
I walked to the door. "I've just decided that those are my favorite five words in the world.” 


“Sometimes perfection reveals the lie, ..., not the truth.” 


Have you read Pivot Point? Thoughts? Duke or Trevor?
Did you like one better than the other the whole time through, or did your change your mind throughout the book?
 



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