Thursday, February 28, 2013

Pivot Point by Kasie West

Nook Book, 352 pages
Release Date: February 12, 2013
Published by: HarperTeen
Pivot Point, #1
Source: Own
For fans of: Paranormal, Sci Fi, Beautiful Covers, YA

     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. (Goodreads)

     When the cover was released, I was so excite for this. Then the synopsis was released and I was even MORE excited about this read. And then when I was finally reading it, I was like o_O what in the world is this?! It was truly not what I was expecting. I wanted a really in depth mystery, but what I found was something I felt was all over the place and I knew the answer before it came out in the story. I remember everyone was giving it 4 and 5 stars before it cane out and I was super excited to read it, but it just wasn't my cup of tea. It really left me disappointed.
     When I first heard about the mystery in this novel, I was thinking it was going to be the center of this story. It definitely wasn't. The mystery was centered around football. One half the regular sport and the other half the paranormal sport that I didn't really understand 100%. This was where I was most disappointed. I love mysteries, especially ones that have me on the edge of my seat and biting my nails. Even ones where I can guess it still intrigue me if done well. This one wasn't one that had me scared and I was able to pick out who it was from the very beginning.
     The writing for the book was also a little bland for me. It just seemed to be nothing happening and the jumping back and forth unfortunately made it worse. It was like there was nothing happening in the story x2. If it makes sense.
     The only reason I finished this was to see why everyone was talking about the ending. And when I got there it was the huge FLASH BANG BOOM that I was expecting. It was more of a mole hill made into a mountain. So, I'm giving this 2 Stars because I actually finished it. 1 Star is usually reserved for those books that I DNF.


  1. Aww, I'm sorry you didn't like this one. I never really paid attention that there was a mystery involved to the plot before I read it. I just knew it was about a girl deciding between two paths. That was probably a good thing then. Thanks for sharing your honest review! :)

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  2. I was really looking forward to this one. I loved that the girl can see the possibilities of her future, but I'm sad that that's not the main part of the book. I'll give it a try but it won't be my priority. I'm sorry you didn't like it.