6 Jul 2017

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Series Review / Pivot Point by Kasie West

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.

Published:   2014
Publisher:  Harper Teen
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Series or Stand-Alone:  Books 1 and 2, Pivot Point
Source:  Library


What I loved about this series...  After reading and really enjoying On the Fence by the same author I thought I would pick this up.  As it looked like something different to what she had previously wrote, I was intrigued to find out what this was all about.  In this series (or I should really call it a duology as it is only two books) we follow Addison who lives in a world that is split in two.  On one side there are the normal people who live their day to day lives the same as you and I do.  On the other side you have people who have special gifts and they learn to embrace them.  Addison is one of those characters with a special gift.  She is a searcher which means that if she is faced with question that can go two ways she can have a look at both and decide which way she wants to go.  What I loved the most about this duology was seeing the choices that Addison had and watching as she is faced with a very difficult choice to make.  Does she really have a choice even though she knows what happens both ways she looks?  I loved the idea of this book and the possibilities that could be presented when knowing what is going to happen next depending on what path was chosen. 

What I didn't like about this series...   I would have loved to have had more explanation on the world and the different powers that people had.  In this duology we really only see what we need to see.  To have learnt more about the different powers, how they learnt them, how they dealt with them, who governed them and so on would have made this story a 5 star story for me.