Pivot Point: Review & Top Ten Tuesday

Mar
25
1 COMMENT • This post is filed under: 2014, paranormal, YA

pivot point

 

Title: Pivot Point

 

Series: Pivot Point #1

 

Author: Kassie West

 

Other Books by the Author:

The Distance Between UsOn The Fence

 

Release: 2/12/13

 

Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy

 

 Source: Personal Collection

LINKS

goodreads  |   amazon   |  barnes & noble  |  ibooks

THE STORY

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.

WHAT I THOUGHT

I was going to post my review of Split Second and realized that I hadn’t posted my review of Pivot Point.  PROBLEM! So, I figured I would post this one first!

I can’t imagine being able to see into the future and not being able to use it all the time. I have trouble not flipping to the end of the book to check out the ending! It has spoiled several good books for me! So when Addie is faced with the toughest choice yet, should she go with her mother or her father when they split up, she decides to do her longest search yet and look into the future.

Oh my… what Addie finds surprises even her. Her future could go either way depending on which direction she choses.

I loved this book so much. Yes, this is a topic that has been explored, but Kassie West’s exploration of it is so great. Her writing style makes this one that you keep reading because you have to know what is going to happen and which course Addie is going to take.

I love the element of supernatural. To me it is just enough and not to over the top, which in some books it feels that way. I mean they have superpowers, but you don’t feel like you are reading about Superman and Wonder-woman. I also love the elements of romance. they are there, but not so totally in your face that you can’t get to the story.

Yeah, this one just makes me happy. Great story with a good theme and good characters. I love the interaction between Addie and the other supporting characters. Everything makes the story flow.

RATING

5/5

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Top 10 Tuesday

 

Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List

 

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

Go to a book blogging conference

 To meet up with more book bloggers. I live so much in my own world, I need more book people to hang out with.

Meet more authors

 Again with the book world. I believe that authors are my heroes.

I have learned that they are real people, but I still believe that they live on a plane above ours!

So I need to go to more book signings and other events to meet more authors!

Attend BEA

 Kind of the same as above, but I see the posts each year from the people who go, and

I REALLY want to go. It looks so cool! One day I will go!

Get in contact with authors whose books have made an impact

 I have done this some, and it is so cool to get responses back from authors! I love when they

leave messages on my site, or when I get an email from them. I need to do more personal contact with them!

Have a review posted/published by a national publication/website

 This would be so amazing! and the dream of a blogger to see a review picked

up and featured on a national or major site!

Be invited as a guest speaker for a blog/book-related conference

 How much fun would this be?

Connect with other book bloggers

 I want to make more book blogger friends!

Get serious about writing my book

 Yes I have started. And I love what I have written so far.

I just haven’t followed up and been as serious as I should have been. I want to make this a priority.

Have a book dedicated to me/ or have someone write “Thanks” to me in Acknowledgements

I read a lot of Acknowledgements, to find one that might have me mentioned? SO COOL!

To Have a Library in my House.

I remember watching Beauty and the Beast and thinking, yep, that’s it, I want

a library just like that one when I have my own house, and one day, it will happen.

Maybe when I move the children out and can take over their rooms.  (Hey, you gotta have dreams, right?)





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One Response to “Pivot Point: Review & Top Ten Tuesday”

  1. Great list! In fact, if I hadn’t gone for a list themed around a hoped-for trip to England, mine would have looked much like yours!

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