Friday, August 22, 2014

Novel Review: Split Second (Pivot Point, #2) by Kasie West

Rating (Out of 5): ~4.5
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: February 2014
Spoilers?: No.

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

The Cover:

I rather like this cover. It's pretty, I really enjoy the rain element and the colors. I like how it mirrors Pivot Point's cover, with the two images of the same girl, and how this time it's Laila on the cover.


  •  "'Then you’ve never felt the real thing, because forced happiness is not the same as real happiness.’” (Pg. 181) “‘It made me ache inside with more joy then I had ever felt. Now I knew what he meant when he said there was a difference between real and manufactured happiness.’” (Hardback, pg. 281)
  • "Taking away the memory of pain didn’t keep a person from having to suffer through it.” (Pg. 322)


This book was pretty much everything I wanted it to be. It was pretty much the perfect sequel to Pivot Point.
This book brought on Laila’s point of view. I wasn’t sure how I felt about this when I started the book, mainly because I just wanted to see Addie and Trevor and I wanted that to hurry up, but it grew on me. A little into the book, and I was enjoying Laila’s point of view almost as much as Addie’s. It definitely helped me to like Laila a lot more, being in her head.
This book started a little slow, but quickly Addie was back in the norm world, and Trevor was back. Trevor just kind of makes everything better. I think he’s my favorite West boy thus far. I just love him, and I can’t even explain why.
Addie found out a few things about her family in this book, and Laila tried to deal with everything that was going on with hers. There were some surprising government elements thrown into this book, which I wasn’t quite expecting, and which was really frustrating at points. But the outcome of that seemed to work.
I really like Addie. She’s great and sarcastic and nice. Laila is great, too. She’s harder to get close to, also sarcastic, and responsible. I enjoyed being in both of their heads, and enjoyed reading what was happening to both of them.
Their romances were great, too. Addie and Trevor, as I’ve said, are awesome. They were a little shaky this time around, but they still have great chemistry, and I just love how well they get along. They are the cutest, and probably my favorite West couple.
Laila had a very nice romance, as well. Connor, I think, is kind of the perfect match for Laila. He’s hard to get to know and stubborn as well, but they even each other out. At one point it seemed a little fast, but I’m okay with that.
This book was perfect. I loved it just as much as I’ve loved West’s other books. I especially liked the ending, and how everything worked out. But overall I loved the romances.
At this point, West is on my automatic-buy list, and I can’t wait for her next book.

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