Thursday, September 12, 2013

BBReview: "Pivot Point 1: Pivot Point" By Kasie West

Genre: Young Adult - Science Fiction/Paranormal/Romance
Publishing Date: February 12th, 2013
Page Count: 343
Source: Bought from Amazon
Format: Kindle

Description from
Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . .

Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.

In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through . . . and who she can’t live without.

Holy cow! Holy cow! HOLY COW! I bought Pivot Point to read it for a read-a-long with the Goodreads group I am a part of, Book BFF's. I honestly thought that I was going to hate it, or only kind of like it. I haven't read any time travel books, so I thought I wasn't going to get into it, but boy was I wrong! First let me start by saying reading this for a read-a-long was seriously the best way to read it. It made me love it that much more, because I was forced to only read a certain amount at a time. If you want to join the read-a-long group then click the link for it above and if you need any invite to join let me know and I will definitely invite you. I really wanted to keep reading more than I was supposed to for the week and I had to try with all my might to ignore the temptation. I think if I wouldn't have read this with my goodreads group that I either A. wouldn't have read it at all or B. would have read it in one sitting if I did pick it up on my own.

Pivot Point is seriously imaginative. I never expected anything that happened to happen in this book. There was just so much creativity and ingeniousness on every freaking page. I don't know how Kasie West got the idea to write this book, but if I met her I would hug her and thank her a thousand times for it. I have never read a book like this and I am so thankful for it. This is definitely one of my all time favorite reads for not only the year, but ever.

I think the thing that really got me was the paranormal aspect to it. I won't tell you what it is, because I want you to be pleasantly surprised as well, but it was fantastic. You know how I love alternating chapters and Pivot Point had them, but it was used in a totally unique way that I haven't seen done before. It made for a VERY interesting read and made me read faster so that I could get to the chapters I wanted to read.

I usually don't care too much for a love triangle that goes on too long, but this book did it in a way where it had to go on for so long and I was ok with that. When I first started the book I was definitely all on board for one of the guys, but then after the second week of reading it I completely switched sides and never looked back. Now when I think about it I feel so guilty for not always being on the guy I ended up picking side in the first place. I was just so caught up with the paranormal aspect of this book that I was blind to him, but I ended up picking the right side in the end.

I seriously cried over the ending. I could not believe the sacrifices that were made in this book. It is seriously the most amazing book I have read in a long time and just so freaking ingenious. I cannot wait for the sequel to come out. It is going to be AMAZING and I think there will still be alternating chapters and I think I know how Kasie is going to do it too. I just cannot believe I have to wait so long to read it. I might die before then, but I will try to hold on for its release.

OUTSTANDING! Definitely my favorite book I have read this year and probably one of my all time favorites. I bought this book thinking that I wasn't going to like it very much and end up regretting spending money on it, but I am so happy I bought it because it is amazing. I never expected this book to be so ingenious. It is so imaginative and unique, and I have never read anything like it before. I highly suggest everyone to go and pick up this book, because you will NOT be disappointed.

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 5/5

**The books cover, description, and info was all found on Goodreads. A link back has been provided. All other work and ideas are of my own creation. This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.**