Author: Kasie West
Genre: YA Paranormal
Release Date: February 11th 2014
Life can change in a split second.
Addie hardly recognizes her life since her parents divorced. Her boyfriend used her. Her best friend betrayed her. She can’t believe this is the future she chose. On top of that, her ability is acting up. She’s always been able to Search the future when presented with a choice. Now she can manipulate and slow down time, too . . . but not without a price.
When Addie’s dad invites her to spend her winter break with him, she jumps at the chance to escape into the Norm world of Dallas, Texas. There she meets the handsome and achingly familiar Trevor. He’s a virtual stranger to her, so why does her heart do a funny flip every time she sees him? But after witnessing secrets that were supposed to stay hidden, Trevor quickly seems more suspicious of Addie than interested in her. And she has an inexplicable desire to change that.
Meanwhile, her best friend, Laila, has a secret of her own: she can restore Addie’s memories . . . once she learns how. But there are powerful people who don’t want to see this happen. Desperate, Laila tries to manipulate Connor, a brooding bad boy from school—but he seems to be the only boy in the Compound immune to her charms. And the only one who can help her.
As Addie and Laila frantically attempt to retrieve the lost memories, Addie must piece together a world she thought she knew before she loses the love she nearly forgot . . . and a future that could change everything.
When Pivot Point ended I was fairly contented with the story. The ending wasn’t exactly a happy one but I thought it solved all the conflicts in the book. So I was a little surprised that Pivot Point was going to have a sequel– Split Second.
Split Second was a great read. In Pivot Point there was a love triangle but in the second book it was obvious who Addie will choose. We also meet a new character from Addie’s past. There are also more shocking twists in the story which kept me at the edge of my seat.
In Pivot Point we see how Addie made a great sacrifice for one of the people she loves, now in Split Second we see how her sacrifice paid off. Addie made some enemies too, which is something you shouldn’t miss.
Split Second also takes us to a more in-depth view of the world of the paranormal people inside the compound. In Pivot Point not much was revealed about the Compound and the people who are in charge of managing this community, but in the sequel we see more of how they work and the lengths they are willing to go through just to keep the Compound a secret to the Norms.
I also love how the story ended. It was just like serendipity. I guess if you’re meant to be together the universe will always help you find each other again. Split Second was a great read and a very well-written sequel to Pivot Point. I definitely enjoyed reading this book so much.