I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Split Second by Kasie West
Series: Pivot Point #2
Published by HarperTeen on February 11, 2014
Genres: Paranormal, YA
Addie has always been able to see the future when faced with a choice, but that doesn't make her present any easier. Her boyfriend used her. Her best friend betrayed her. So when Addie's dad invites her to spend her winter break with him in the Norm world, she jumps at the chance. 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. She wants to change that.
Laila, her best friend, 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 this to 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.
In the suspenseful sequel to Pivot Point, Addie tries desperately to retrieve her lost memories and piece together a world she thought she knew before she loses the love she nearly forgot.
[alert]There are no spoilers for Split Second but there is no getting around spoilers from Pivot Point.[/alert]
What I Thought…
- To sum it up, Kasie West is amazing. Seriously, I love her characters, her plots, her writing, I love it all!
- Split Second is the follow up to Pivot Point. When we left Addie in Pivot Point she just made the hardest choice of her life, choosing her best friend over a boy. If you’ve read Pivot Point you know that that was obviously the right choice and having her memory wiped of her memory of that choice was also the right thing for Addie to do, but I hurt for Addie because I wanted her to have that other choice!
- In split second we get alternating POV’s between Laila and Addie rather than Addie’s two choices. I worried a bit about changing the POV’s between books, but I had no reason to worry! I loved also being inside Laila’s head. She is quite different from Addie and brought a lot of additional things to the story that couldn’t have been done solely with Addie’s POV.
- I think my absolute favorite thing about Split Second was watching Addie fall for Trevor again. Even though we all know they belong together Addie’s choice forced them apart and then she had her memory erased so she wouldn’t have to remember her choices. Watching her interact and fall for Trevor again was so sweet!
- There is also a second swoony boy in Split Second, but you don’t have to choose between them! Connor is all Laila’s and they make such a cute couple, even though they are quite resistant to it. Connor is a little bit dark and a lot brooding but cares so much about hurting people. It’s so sweet.
- The not so fabulous Duke is around a bit too much in Split Second, doing things he shouldn’t be doing and misusing his ability again.
- In Pivot Point we knew that there were a lot of abilities but we only learned a lot about a few of them . We learn a lot more about some other abilities in Split Second, some of which can be a little scary to think about! Addie’s new ability of slowing down time is pretty sweet!
- It’s really hard to talk about the plot of Split Second without spoilers but here goes. Addie is suffering from the incident with Bobbie and what happened with Duke and is going to visit her dad off the compound. Laila is supposed to give Addie something on a certain date but isn’t sure she should. The Compound wants things and doesn’t want other things, and goes after things. The end. There were quite a few twists and turns, a few of which I was completely unprepared for (but oh were they genius!).
In short, if you haven’t read a book by Kasie West, I suggest you get on that!