On The Fence by Kasie West Publisher: HarperTeen Release Date: July 1rst/2014 Pages: 320 Goodreads Purchase
What It's About!
She's a tomboy. He's the boy next door…
Reynolds can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows. But when
it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn't know the first thing about
anything. So when she starts working at a chichi boutique to pay off a
speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world. To cope with
the stress of her new reality, Charlie takes to spending nights chatting
with her neighbor Braden through the fence between their yards. As she
grows to depend on their nightly Fence Chats, she realizes she's got a
bigger problem than speeding tickets-she's falling for Braden. She knows
what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means
losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.
Split Second (Pivot Point #1) by Kasie West Publisher: HarperTeen Release Date: February 11th/2014 Pages: 360 Type: ARC Goodreads Purchase
What It's About!
Life can change in a split second.
hardly recognizes her life since her parents divorced. Her boyfriend
used her. Her best friend betrayed her. She can’t believe this is the
future she chose. On top of that, her ability is acting up. She’s always
been able to Search the future when presented with a choice. Now she
can manipulate and slow down time, too . . . but not without a price.
Addie’s dad invites her to spend her winter break with him, she jumps
at the chance to escape into the Norm world of Dallas, Texas. There she
meets the handsome and achingly familiar Trevor. He’s a virtual stranger
to her, so why does her heart do a funny flip every time she sees him?
But after witnessing secrets that were supposed to stay hidden, Trevor
quickly seems more suspicious of Addie than interested in her. And she
has an inexplicable desire to change that.
Meanwhile, her best
friend, Laila, has a secret of her own: she can restore Addie’s memories
. . . once she learns how. But there are powerful people who don’t want
to see this happen. Desperate, Laila tries to manipulate Connor, a
brooding bad boy from school—but he seems to be the only boy in the
Compound immune to her charms. And the only one who can help her.
Addie and Laila frantically attempt to retrieve the lost memories,
Addie must piece together a world she thought she knew before she loses
the love she nearly forgot . . . and a future that could change
I loved the first book, Pivot Point so much that I was barely done reading it before I started reading Split Second.
this sequel to Pivot Point, we once again see from the point of view
from Addie, like the first book, only we ALSO get Laila's point of view
this time also. At first I wasn't too sure how I felt about it, since
Laila seemed like a really shallow character in the first book, but once
I got to know her, I really liked her and could understand why her and
Addie were such good friends. It also made it more interesting, going
from one point of view in the first book, to two people's points of view
in the second.
I loved how Split Second had just as many, if
not more plot twists than the first book. It took me a little longer to
get into it, because it was a little slow in the beginning, but picked
up really fast. Some things, I kind of saw coming, and/or expected, but I
did NOT see the ending at all! It made the book that much better.
thing I really loved was how all the characters grew. Especially Laila.
She went from acting like a spoiled brat, to someone who actually cared
for someone other than herself and her younger brothers. We also got
more of Trevor in this book, who's character also grew a little bit, but
also stayed the same at the same time.
I just LOVE these books, and Kasie West :) I'm REAAALLLYY hoping there's going to be a third book in the Pivot Point series!
Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1) by Kasie West Publisher: HarperTeen Release Date: February 12th/2013 Pages: 343 Type: Hardcover Goodreads Purchase
What It's About! Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . .
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
As soon as I seen this book, I knew I had to get my hands on it. However, it sat on my shelf for far too long...
actually decided to read it when I got an ARC in the mail of the second
book. Once I started reading it though, I was like WHY DID IT TAKE ME
SO FLIPPIN' LONG TO READ THIS?! It was SO good! I was familiar with
Kasie West, but had never read anything by her, so I wasn't sure what to
expect with Pivot Point. It's now safe to say I love Kasie West and her
writing style is amazing and easy to read. I really felt like I got
into the mind of Addison, the main character.
In Pivot Point,
Addie has the ability to see two futures based on choices she is given.
Kasie West did an AMAZING job in this novel! We get to see BOTH visions
of both paths of her future. Each chapter took turns telling what
happened in one path and then the other. It all flowed so well, that
after a couple chapters I didn't even think about it anymore.
never read a novel that had done this before. It made it that much more
amazing. I loved Addie, she wasn't one of those characters that asks or
thinks a bunch of stupid questions even though the answer is right in
front of them. She wasn't one of those type of characters that would go
into a basement knowing full well she shouldn't be going into the
basement because you KNOW there's something down there. Know what I
She knew how to think for herself, and was able to figure
things out like a normal person, which I really liked. I'd be reading
and be like "why wouldn't you think of this?" or something, and she
WOULD! *Mind Blown*! Finally a character who isn't totally or partially
stupid, who actually has some brains!
I also really liked
Trevor, one of Addie's love interests :") Yuummmmmm..He was the perfect
mix of brains, hot and sweetness and totally perfect for Addie.
I was pretty sure I was going to like this book, but I had no idea HOW much I was going to LOVE IT :)