Thursday, March 27, 2014

SPLIT SECOND

Split Second (Pivot Point, #2)Book Review:  Split Second

Author:  Kasie West
Published:  February 2014
Series:  Pivot Point #2
Genre:  YA Paranormal

The Setting - Taken from Goodreads
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.



My Two Cents
I love, love Kasie West.  Pivot Point and The Distance Between Us were such sweet and sometimes gripping stories.  But Split Second?  Let's just say that after reading it, a split second is how long it takes to start forgetting it.  Now, now!  I know that's harsh.  But writing this review is torture in the memory department.  It's either Split Second was non-exceptional or my daughter really has taken all my brain cells from me (for all our sakes, let's hope it's the first!).  Addie and Trevor have to fall in love again.  And Laila finds she just might be susceptible to love.  This book isn't without romance!  The Compound is hiding secrets...some of the fatal kind.  Suspense...check!  Bad ass characters from Pivot Point reemerge...check!  So what didn't connect?  I think I wanted less of Addie and Trevor and more of Laila and Conner.  Gasp!  I definitely would never have said that before reading the book.  I'm awarding Split Second 4 out of 5 stars.  A good, fun read...just not the everlasting kind.    

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