Pivot Point by Kasie West

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Series: Pivot Point #1
Genre: YA, Paranormal
Expected publication: February 12th 2013 by HarperTeen
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Rating 4.5
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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.

 

Well, this sounds awesome, doesn’t it? it reminded me a little bit of Harry Potter, being there is a whole “world” of magically gifted people living alongside the “normal” ones. Added with a little romance, this sounded perfect. Oh … and I wasn’t disappointed!

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Addie – gifted to see her choices playing out in her head..

Addie lives along with other gifted people in a compound, hidden from the normal people. Addie can see her choices playing out in her head and for her it feels like she actually lived and experienced those choices when it’s only minutes in the “real world”. When her parents are getting a divorce she’s asked to either stay with her mom in the compound or go and live with her dad in the real world. Seeing as this is a horrible choice, she’s looking to see which decision works better for her…

2 Paths – Played out besides each other…

At first, I was scared that those two realities would be too confusing for me to follow. But, Kasie West did an outstanding and extraordinary job in managing to keep me hooked and connected to both of Addie’s path! Each chapter, we are shifting from one path to the other while the other people surrounding Addie experience the same things, so it’s easy to stay with the time line and the story. Ugh, that was hard to explain, but believe me, it was amazingly played and described and one of my favorite aspects of this book!

I always knew which reality Addie was in right now and I felt connected and never detached from them! This is amazing way and talent of storytelling.

Addie and The Romance and the Choice – times 2…

In both paths, Addie will find a boy and falls in love! The Normal boy Trevor however, totally stole my heart instantly! I love this geeky, sensitive and artistic boy. But, I admit, I also liked the quarterback in the magic world.Each boy had something special and each reality had some pro and cons… It was a great story with some romance but also some surprising twists and turns that kept me glued to the pages! And, even though this book could stay as a standalone I was excited to find out that there is going to be a sequel, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it!

 

Bewitched Rating

Rating 4.5

 

Bottom Line

Pivot Point by Kasie West was an refreshing tale full of romance and choices. Kasie West most definitely has a unique way of storytelling and her debut was absolutely amazing! Great Characters and a great story makes Pivot Point a wonderful story I’d recommend to everyone who is looking for something fresh and unique!

 

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Whoa…the words “reminds me of Harry Potter” hooked me in. Need read no more. I’ve heard good things about this book and now I definitely want to check it out.
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Danny 1/10/2013

A little bit of Harry Potter, I don’t even know why and I might get screamed at for even mentioning HP. But. I loved this book with this secret magic society besides the normal living ones! I totally loved this book:)
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Sarah (saz101) 1/8/2013

Danny, wow, this sounds GOOD.
I’d seen the cover around (and thought it was AWESOME) but didn’t know anything else about the premise… but… it sounds like a paranormal, awesome YA version of Sliding Doors! WANT! WANT WANT WANT! Amazing review! &hearts
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Danny 1/10/2013

Oh I haven’t heard of Sliding Doors before! But, I can totally recommend this book. I didn’t expect such an awesome read but, it totally was an amazing story!!
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Ashley 1/8/2013

It’s so good to hear that this book isn’t confusing! I can’t wait to read it and it sounds amazing, but I was a little worried about the two different lives part. Sometimes that can be a total mindfuck!

AWESOME review Danny!! I totally can’t wait to read this. ^_^
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Danny 1/10/2013

Oh Ashley, I was worried too! I mean, 2 different paths running right next to each other? But, the Kasie West did an amazing job keeping you hooked all the time and it was never ever confusing! I hope you’ll love it as much as I did!
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Caitlyn 1/8/2013

I had no idea what Pivot Point was about until now, and wow it sounds amazing! And your review just makes me want to read it even more :)
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Danny 1/10/2013

Oh wonderful, I love to hear this Caitlyn! I was also a little confused in the beginning how this book would really play everything out. And, I was excited when I got into the story! looooved it so much!
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Ooooh great review! This makes me want to read the book so badly! It’s such a great idea too! Two romances in one (YES)!

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Danny 1/10/2013

Haha!!! you also love a good romance just like me? Here we have 2 (YEEEAH) although 1 really went more into my heart than the other. Still, it was awesome!
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Mary @ BookSwarm 1/8/2013

Most definitely sounds intriguing! I love that the author can balance two worlds without clashing or making it too confusing. It’s a hard task, that. And yay for normal, cute, geeky guys! We need more of them in stories. Fewer jackasses — more geeks, FTW!
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Danny 1/10/2013

That was actually my major concern. How can she tell two stories in one? And… she did a fantastic job and I was surprised that I was never really confused!
And oh LOOOL at “Fewer jackasses — more geeks, FTW!”
Hugs!!
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Jenny 1/8/2013

DANNY! I just finished this one last night and OMG! SO GOOD! I loved every single second of it, I’m so glad you encouraged me to pick it up, it was in my “maybe” pile. It would have been a huge mistake to leave it there. And there’s going to be a sequel? YES?! So excited. I LOVE YOU TREVOR!

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Danny 1/10/2013

I knew you’d LOVE it!!!!! I knew it!!!! Wasn’t Trevor the cutest? Loved this boy so much! This book was incredibly fantastic and I was so damn surprised by how much I loved it!!
Miss your face!!
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I can´t wait for Pivot Point! I have seen so many great reviews for it, and now yours too. And when you mentioned that it reminded you of Harry Potter I moved it to the top of my wishlist!
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Danny 1/10/2013

Haha, there I said something about Harry Potter. But there was something about these 2 worlds beside each other that reminded me of the HP world… It might be just me though..
Anyways, I loved this book so much!
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YAY I am so incredibly excited for this one!!!! I’ve been dying to read it :)
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Danny 1/10/2013

Oh Brittany, I hope you’ll love it! I also wanted to read it but was super surprised that I loved it soo so much!
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Lauren Elizabeth 1/9/2013

I love geeky, sensitive and artistic boys! :-) Sounds like I’m going to like this one. Great review! I’ll have to move this one up in my TBR pile.
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Danny 1/10/2013

I love these boys too! They are refreshing when there are so many bad boys. You’ll looove Trevor! *swoon*
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