Book Title: Pivot Point
Author: Kasie West
Genre: YA Sci-fi, Fantasy
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.
I don’t recommend reading it (especially the ending) just before bed. Although the story doesn’t sound scary at all right now, it creeps you out when you’re reading it.
[If you haven’t read it yet, don’t scroll down. You can’t get spoiled, especially for this book.]
I swore that I’m going to give it a 3 stars when I’m halfway through the book. Sure, the idea of the Search is fun, but it was quite disappointing as I thought this was going to be an intense sci-fi/paranormal book.
However, the last couple of chapters proved me wrong. I was absorbed in the story and it felt so real.
It was almost 12 am and I was in the toilet brushing my teeth. I was reading the part where Poison kind of took control over Addie’s nervous system and then Bobby locked her in. It was REALLY creepy *shivers*
I guess I shouldn’t have set my expectations that high. The plot wasn’t as epic as I thought it would be, but it’s satisfying.
Do you want this superpower? It’s quite useless since you couldn’t change the future, but at least you could take the other path.
It’d be quite creepy though, knowing what would’ve happened (or what will). If I don’t have a friend who can erase my memory, I don’t think I’d enjoy having this power haha.
Generally speaking, Pivot Point is quite an interesting book, though I’ve expected more of a memorable and epic story. Anyway, I’d definitely read the sequel later on. What do you think?
∞ ϟ 9¾ ♔ ⚯͛ △⃒⃘ ➵ ♆