2014 EVENTS:
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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

REVIEW: Pivot Point - Kasie West

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

PAGES: 343
PUBLISHER: Harpercollins
FORMAT: Paperback
BUY ITWaterstones
RATING: 4 Stars

Perfect for fans of Sliding Doors, Kasie West's riveting novel Pivot Point follows a girl with the power to see her potential futures.

Addison Coleman's life is one big "What if?" As a Searcher, a special type of clairvoyant, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she is able to look into the future and see both outcomes. So when her parents tell her they are getting a divorce and she has to pick who she wants to live with, a Search has never been more important.

In one future Addie is living with her mom in the life she's always known and is being pursued by the most popular guy in school. In the other she is the new girl in school, where she falls for a cute, quiet artist. Then Addie finds herself drawn into a murder investigation, and her fate takes a darker turn. With so much to lose in either future, Addie must decide which reality she's willing to live through . . . and who she's willing to live without.

Initially I struggled to get into this as I found the two different storylines a bit stilted, but after about 60 pages or so I had gotten used to it and I soon found myself absorbed in Addie's two alternate futures. 
The premise of this novel is very clever; a society of people with extraordinary mental powers, such as telekinesis or the ability to erase someone else's memories, and these people are hidden from the "norms".

Addie's two different futures have numerous aspects that interlock and seeing how her different actions cause minor changes or that things still happen was really interesting. I loved the ending, it tied up some loose ends whilst leaving others open for the sequel. I can't wait to read Split Second.

- Gem.

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