by Kasie West
Series: Pivot Point #2
Published by HarperTeen Release date : February 11th, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Source: Library | Format: Hardcover
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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.
Split Second is the highly anticipated sequel to Pivot Point, and was one of MY most anticipated of the year. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this and then once it came out, I held off. Yeah, hype. Plus, it’s just one of those series you KNOW you will hate to say goodbye to. Was it all I hoped it would be? EH, yeah. But I can’t say I loved this one as much as it’s predecessor.
And let’s be real here, Split Second had BIG shoes to fill.
What caught me off guard at first was how confused I was. Laila must have done a few memory swipes, because it took me a good 50+ pages to get back into the swing of things. This is partially my fault. I really should have re read Pivot Point first. But alas, hindsight.
Instead of the two different POVs of Addie in her alternate worlds, we have Laila. Laila is such a fun, spunky girl and almost complete opposite of Addie. It was refreshing to get another POV, and see what was going on at the Compound while Addie was in the Norm world. She is fiercely loyal to those she loves, especially her brothers. Then we have Connor. He is the one person that doesn’t fall into Laila’s hands, and it frustrates her to no end. They bicker, insult each other but it’s down right hilarious. He is pretty mysterious, but them finally giving in and opening up was worth the wait.
Of course, Addie. So Addie does to visit her Dad in the norm world, on top of dealing with her now wonky powers. Of course, she is still dealing with the Duke situation, and not to mention Bobby. I almost feel like her POV was secondary to everything else. We slowly learn more about the Compound, the characters and I just feel like her storyline was just THERE. Of course, I was waiting on the reunion of her and Trevor, but I just didn’t see where things were going. Basically, Laila stole the show.
When things start to piece together, and the shocking twists were revealed, I was floored. I had my assumptions about the Compound, but I couldn’t believe how far they would go – have gone – to keep it all a secret.
Well, I felt like there was TOO MUCH left unanswered. Like, Addie’s powers for starters. What about Eli (Laila’s brother) and how is he dealing? And after what happened with Connor and Trevor, what happened there?
Although I didn’t love this one as much as Pivot Point and I did have a few issues, I still loved it. I recommend re reading Pivot Point though before this, especially if it’s been awhile. I highly recommend it though and can’t wait to pick up another West book.
Have you read either Pivot Point or Split Second? What did you think?
Have you read Kasie West’s other books?
If you could have any power from those mentioned in the book (memory erasing, lie detector, mass manipulator, etc.) what would you choose?