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Pivot Point Paperback – December 31, 2013
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“An expertly plotted, deliciously clever story.” (Kiersten White, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of PARANORMALCY)
“West’s premise is a winner, and Addie is the kind of heroine readers would want as a best friend—loyal, unpretentious, and thoughtful.…What truly makes West’s story memorable, however, is Addie’s wry humor…and the book’s fascinating exploration of how life can change with one simple choice.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))
“With superb storytelling, a masterful blend of paranormal and normal, a helping of wit and humor, and a mouthwatering romance, PIVOT POINT is one of the most delicious books I’ve read.” (Elana Johnson, author of POSSESSION)
“The unique structure, seeing two alternate realities playing out at once, leaves you pleading with the characters—don’t answer that phone, don’t go in that house, don’t talk to that person. PIVOT POINT is at once tense and romantic, challenging and engaging. It’s a truly remarkable debut.” (Robison Wells, author of VARIANT)
“West’s debut showcases riveting storytelling.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“West takes [an]… intriguing premise and infuses it with a conclusion that will surprise and please the romantic teen reader.” (Booklist)
“West has created an intricately woven story of two possible futures. This debut novel…is a welcome change.” (School Library Journal)
From the Back Cover
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. 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.
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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I love the way the story was told. I was so worried when we first met Duke and then later Trevor is introduced. I felt so torn on which path to choose but something kept nagging me about one of these guys and I was pretty much convinced which team I was on after Chapter 20. But of course, I just knew what was going to be the major deciding point for Addie and it's basically what I love about this book. Aside from all the cute swoony romance, of course!
I seriously want to reread this series again. I'm still left thinking about this fictional world and feel like I actually lived in it.
Kasie West pens the story for us as it unfolds in Addison’s life. Each chapter switches from PARA to NORM so that the reader can stay in tune with the timing. I’ll give this one five stars.
Mystery, suspense, drama, intrigue, romance and fantasy fight a page turning battle for your attention in this novel as well as the sequel. (Split Second). Did I mention murder? This is an excellent read.
Addison is a Divergent, a type of clairvoyant with the ability to Search between two paths of a decision to determine which one to choose. I initially thought the storyline would be difficult to follow, because every other chapter alternates between her two choices, living with her mom or moving with her dad after their divorce. I might have had that difficulty if not for the fact that I never put the book down. I started the second book Split Second immediately after this one...
When I first picked it up I was worried that the dual timelines would be confusing, but they weren't. I was easily able to follow along with both timelines and while I enjoyed one more than the other, I thought both were extremely well written.
I used to absolutely love paranormal YA, but lately it's been so inundated with mediocre and bizarre crap that I've been leaning more towards character driven contemporary stuff instead. Kasie West has done a great job here of writing something that is in the paranormal genre, but is so focused on the characters that the paranormal part is more of a sub-plot instead of being the main focus.
Addie is our heroine and she can see the future, sort of. When given a choice, Addie can see where each one will lead and it gives her the opportunity to pick which one she thinks is better. The big choice of this novel is who to live with after her parents divorce - mom inside the paranormal compound, or dad in the 'real' (mundane/normal) world. The majority of the novel follows Addie living out each choice in alternating chapters. Each choice comes with some devastating consequences and following Addie as she figures things out and makes some really tough decisions is actually really fun.
I LOVE a book that is so good I can't put it down. I love nothing more than being kept up until 3am finishing a novel, or reading at stoplights and in lines at the store because I HAVE to know what happens next. Pivot Point is one of those books! The pacing is phenominal - I never got bored. I never found myself skimming as I do in so many other books.
The end is satisfying, but definitely leaves a lot of questions unanswered and I have to say, I'm REALLY anticipating the sequel to this novel! Great debut novel by a new author! Definitely check this one out!
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