Monday, 11 February 2013

Review: Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1) by Kasie West

Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)Author: Kasie West
Series: Pivot Point
Pages: 352
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Harper Teen
Amazon: Pivot Point
Release Date: 12th February 2013

Synopsis. (Goodreads)

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: 4 out of 5 stars

Pivot Point was kindly provided to me by HarperTeen/Edelweiss and is the debut novel for author Kasie West.

Pivot Point follows the story of Addison Moore who is a Searcher; she has the unique ability to see into the future and choose the right path and at the onset of the book needs to make the decision to either remain in the Compound with her mother and other paranormals just like herself or moving to Dallas, Texas to the Norm world with her father since her parents have decided to divorce. The two outcomes are very different, making it one of the hardest decisions she has had to make.

Addie was an amazing character who I grew to admire, she was smart and tended to avoid using her ability to advantage herself; I adored everything about her – strength, courage and a wonderful personality; she literally drew me into the story.

The plot flowed well and the pacing was spot on for me and despite my initial confusion of reading two differing storylines, the way in which Ms West wrote Addie and her parallel lives showed her talent, it was also wonderful to see the character progression in each of her alternate lives. The subplot involving a murder mystery I also found to be written well and bought more suspense to the novel.

Not only do we get two different worlds told from two POV’s, we also get two love interests, but no love triangle which is a relief – Trevor is a Norm and I absolutely adored him, so sweet, charming and likeable, Duke is the love interest in her Compound future and I wasn’t as invested in this relationship at all, he is the star football player and someone I could never quite trust.

I loved Kasie West’s detailed writing, imagination and creativity, the world she has weaved is so intriguing and utterly unique; having Supernaturals living in a world apart from unknowing humans in a form of parallel world made for an exciting read.

Overall, Pivot Point is a wonderful debut novel for Kasie West; it was emotionally gripping and filled with likeable characters, fantastic world-building, sweet romance and an ending that makes you want the sequel now.

Thank-you to Harper Teen for the opportunity to read and review Pivot Point


  1. I'm happy that you liked this one! It caught my eye but I didn't request it for some raeson.

    Have a good week!

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

  2. Wonderful review, Sharon :) I have my mind set on buying myself a copy of Pivot Pint, and now I'm just craving it even more than I already did before reading your review.

  3. Okay, NOW I've decided I'm going to get it tomorrow. :) I had a couple of positives, a positive "but" and a negative and you pushed me fully over. I really love the idea of parallel stories and *no love triangle*!!

    Great review, Sharon!

  4. Great review. I really enjoyed this book.

  5. I think I really want to read this one, I like the two story lines and the sound of the world-building and pacing..great review!

  6. I just finished reading this one yesturday and my reviews going up tomorrow!!! AHHH i loved this one and how there was 2 love interests but no love traingle. In the beginning of the book i only felt it really for Duke never Trevor because i found some of their interactions actually cringe worthy and Duke and Addie were so cute togther. But then halfway in i did a full one eighty and was all like I LOVE YOU TREVOR!!!! haha
    Great Review
    Lily @ lilysbookblog


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