Thursday, July 16, 2015
Pivot Point by Kasie West
Series: Pivot Point #1
Author: Kasie West
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published Date: December 31st 2013
Genre: Fantasy, YA, Science Fiction, Time Travel,
Page Count: 384
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Addison Coleman's life is one big "What if?" As a Searcher, a special type of clairvoyant, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she is able to look into the future and see both outcomes. So when her parents tell her they are getting a divorce and she has to pick who she wants to live with, a Search has never been more important.
In one future Addie is living with her mom in the life she's always known and is being pursued by the most popular guy in school. In the other she is the new girl in school, where she falls for a cute, quiet artist. Then Addie finds herself drawn into a murder investigation, and her fate takes a darker turn. With so much to lose in either future, Addie must decide which reality she's willing to live through . . . and who she's willing to live without.
“You like to assign roles to the people in your life. And when they don't play their parts right, you have a hard time accepting that.”
This was a whole new take on time-travel and supernatural abilities that made this book so much better.
When Addie's parents announce to her that they are getting a divorce and they want her to choose who she will be living with. Causing a huge choice to be made since her mom is staying with the Supernatural world compound and her dad is leaving and going back into the natural world (only a few hours away by car). Because of having to make this choice Addie has to use her power of being able to look into her future and see which path would be best for her to take, during this time is when the whole story starts unfolding and we get to see a dual perspective of what would happen in each life depending on which one she would choose. While this may sound confusing it wasn't due to west only switching perspectives every chapter and you could very easily tell which one she was in. During this time we also learn a lot of about Addie's past and her parents abilities as well. Her dad is a human lie detector and her mother and can influence people to do what she wants. We also learned that because of their abilities Addie never lies to them and she always does what her mother says so that they don't have to use their abilities on her. We also see the Addie really struggles with rather or not she feels like these abilities are a good thing or not and that she really doesn't like to use them and she hates having them used on her.
While I won't go into what happens in each path because I don't want to spoil anything, I really really wished she hadn't started to trust certain people and that she had gone with her gut instinct about them.
I was slightly disappointed with what path she choose but, I also understand why she did it. Plus now it appears that the second book may be the path that she didn't choose just slightly delayed. (At least that's what I'm hoping.)
The only character I never really liked was her best friend Laila. While I did understand that her home life was horrible, it didn't give her an excuse for why she did certain things (Pushing Addie off of a stage so she would fall into the path of Duke). Her ability was pretty cool though.