Thursday, 6 February 2014

Split Second

Split Second (Pivot Point #1) by Kasie West

Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: February 11th/2014
Pages: 360
Type: ARC

What It's About!

Life can change in a split second.

Addie 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.

When 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.

As 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 everything.


I loved the first book, Pivot Point so much that I was barely done reading it before I started reading Split Second.

In 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.

Another 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! 


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