Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1), by Kasie West
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary
Rating: 4/5 stars
Goodreads Summary: "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."
- Kasie West is a fantastic author. HER IDEAS ARE SPECTACULAR. LIKE OMG. HOW HOW HOW?!!
- This book was really different than the chick-lit romance novel of hers, The Distance Between Us, which I absolutely adored and couldn't put down the minute I began it. Pivot Point had a whole different idea, nothing like TDBU. If you've been following my reviews, you could tell that I read a variety of dystopian books. This one was nothing like I've read before. It's more of a chill dystopian/contemporary book. I don't love books that are about parallel universes and how "the heroine has to choose between two worlds," especially because they usually end up really cliche and just like the others, but Pivot Point really had something special in it.
- Addison, the main character, was great. She had everything that I wanted a good heroine to have- especially confidence and independence. She didn't have to rely on the other noob characters (ugh) to make her decision. It was all about her choice, and the book was about HER not Trevor. I found him to be okay, but obviously I've "seen" better guy characters who just made my heart jump.
- The book was very fast-paced, in my opinion, and I loved the writing style. I'm looking forward in reading the sequel, but it's not the book I CANNOT WAIT FOR.