Pivot Point by Kasie West
Publication Date: February 12, 2013
Genre: Supernatural, Romance
Page Count: 352
Series: Pivot Point #1
Source: ARC via publisher from Edelweiss
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
“”Heads up,” a loud voice called from my right. I look up just in time to see a football smack me right between the eyes.”
The cover is certainly what first drew me to read Pivot Point. Secondly, the plot did, though. The cover, I found, is very reminiscent of the story after reading it. My first impressions were that I expected more of a supernatural involvement. I have no idea why, I guess that’s just what I thought it would be like. It turned out to be a wonderful combination of supernatural and contemporary. I loved the balance of both.
The main protagonist, Addison, is faced with a choice at the beginning of the book. She has a type of psychological ability that allows her to see into her own future, to make the best choice. Most of the book is switching Addie’s viewpoints. I have never read anything quite like that. The writing style and creativity was certainly very entertaining and unique.
Addison was a rollercoaster of confusion and emotion. I mean, imagine having to chose between staying with your mom or your dad? Not to mention all of the things that happen in between. I loved seeing Addison’s final choice. She was quite selfless and responsible. So, there were so many feels in the book, if you love that sort of thing. I know I do!
Kasie West is an author I’m glad to have discovered. She is one of those wonderful writers who can give you just a tiny taste of a hunch, and then keep you hooked with little subtleties until the book ends. It is such a powerful writing technique and I loved it. Also, the way she mixed up supernatural and contemporary was pretty cool too. It was the perfect balance of both.
I recommend Pivot Point for fans of supernatural and contemporary books!