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

“One person can’t change the future. Do you know how many people and things are involved in every major event that happens? Sure, you might be able to change some of the minor aspects of a day, but ultimately things that are going to happen, if you go along a certain path, do happen.” 4.75/5 stars!

Attention! This book contains: comic books, superhero drawings, a new school, friendship, mental powers, murdered teenagers, football games, broken arms, divorced parents, drugs, the F.B.I., mind searches, advanced powers, erased memories, “Norms”, a letter to the future and difficult choices.

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.

Ms. Kasie West… you have done it again.

I have to be honest, I have been avoiding this duology because I knew it is not a typical Kasie West book. I didn’t know what to expect since it is a paranormal book, but it turned out better than I thought! Kasie delivered a very interesting concept with this duology.

I’ve read all of her YA romance novels and I’ve loved most of them, so I was afraid I wouldn’t like this at all. This was her debut novel… with a different genre! Fortunately, it still has her style, so it felt just like her other YA books.

It started like a cute, fluffy story (like your typical Kasie West book), but the second half part of the book was darker and creepy (definitely not like your typical Kasie West book). The plot was super interesting and I really liked the idea that Addie could see her possible futures based on a single future decision. I also really liked all the characters (I know I’m repeating myself here, but again, very typical characters for a Kasie West book). The plot had some holes and it’s not a perfect story, but I was still really into the book. I really liked that at some points both futures crossed (like the football game), I wasn’t expecting that! The ending chapters were crucial to the story, and I was hoping she would pick one specific parent, but at some point I completely understand why she would never pick that parent to live with. To be honest, the end was kind of heartbreaking since one of the futures (my fave) would never happen.

So this was very different from what I’m used to reading from her, but I really enjoyed it. If Kasie decided to write other books like this (other than YA contemporary romances), I know now that I would still pick them up. For my relief, it’s still her and it’s still her style.

I’m excited for the next book, I will definitely pick it up soon!


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