Thursday, February 7, 2013

Reivew: Pivot Point

Pivot Point by Kasie West

Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: February 12th 2013
Pages: 320
Source: Ebook for review from Publisher
Genre: Paranormal, Romance

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.

Pivot Point is a book that surprisingly became favorite of mine. I had heard many good things about this book before I had gotten a copy for review, and I plunged in know little more about it than the first two sentences in the description above. At first I was very weary about the story, thinking it might not be as deep  as I had hoped because of it's simple start. Though the start of the book may be innocent in the beginning, the book quickly has a much deeper and complex meaning that I first thought, and I really liked that about this book.

The book starts out setting up the the scene and introducing the main character, Addie. The story really begins when her parents tell her that they are going to be getting a divorce, and she must choose who she wants to live with. Addie has the ability to see into her future, and naturally she uses her power to choose which parent she would most like to live with. What makes this book so interesting is that the book alternates in chapters, as if there are two different perspectives, but the chapters alternate between her two possible futures, and the consequences of choosing which parent she wants to live with.

I really enjoyed this book. Each character in each future was really brought out in a way that was appropriate for that path, and I really love seeing how Addie's choice in where to live affected those around her in so many different ways. Characters such as Trevor and Duke, the two different love interests (Team Trevor!) in the two different futures, both caught my interest in different ways. I also liked seeing how Addie's best friend saw her in the different paths.

I really liked seeing conflict in the book was handled in different ways in Addie's different futures. The way that things unfolded in each future really made this book very interesting and unexpected. This element also plays in to Addie's final decision.

The ending. Oh the ending... I want more so badly now. This book just wrapped itself around my heart and now it's over! I want a sequel!

*Edit There is no love triangle, it is much  more complex than that, and it is extremely hard to explain. Sorry I can't be more specific, it's very difficult to put this book into words. 


  1. I've heard so many amazing things about Pivot Point. I thought it was mostly fluff, so knowing there's some deeper stuff is exciting! Great review!

  2. YOU ARE THE CHILD THAT FORCED ME TO PRE-ORDER THIS BOOK. When I saw your immediate response to this one on Twitter, I just went ahead and added it to my pre-order list, and got my dad to do it for me. So I'm glad to see that I think it'll be worth it for me!! I love the unexpected depth that you got, and even though there's a love triangle, I think I'll enjoy the romance.

    Fabulous review, darling, and I do hope you made me spend my money well!

    1. Yes, I am that person. And just to clarify, there isn't really a love triangle. It's hard to explain.

  3. I just posted my review of this like two minutes ago and I said basically the same exact things. This book is so freaking awesome!
    Also yeah where is the sequel because I need it NOW.
    Excellent review! :D

  4. Haha, more complicated than a love triangle! Then I'll have to pick this up and witness it for myself :D I love it when books start out simple/slightly dull but slowly pick up into the amazing mind-blowing story, it's always a nice surprise! Great review, now I'm really curious about the many characters ^-^

    Alicia @ Book a World