Review: Pivot Point by Kasie West

Published February 12th, 2012
343 pages (Hardcover)

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. (From Goodreads)

The question here is what took me so long to read this?  

I was skeptical at first.  My hatred of flashbacks is well documented, and while Pivot Point does not contain flashbacks, the strange POV had me seriously worried.  It's a single perspective that alternates between what I'm going to call two different realities.  It's strange, but original and very well done.  

The characters were fantastic.  It was really cool to see how the different scenarios dictated how Addie developed.  Then there are Trevor and Duke that are similar but oh-so different.  I liked seeing the different relationships, and how Addie changed with each.

And there was a love-triangle type thing that I didn't hate!  Me like!  I want to say that there was a moment between Addie and Trevor that actually made my heart flutter.  I wanted more Trevor the whole way, but even Duke gave me some swoon moments.  I call this madness!

Overall, I just loved Pivot Point.  It had it's slow moments, but was an original read with a crazy ending that has left me desperate for more.  Jump on this book now, and you will not be disappointed!


  1. I really enjoyed this one, too. And, like you say, it had a really unique use of a sort of love triangle. I'm really looking forward to Book 2 and hope there's more Trevor. :-)

  2. Get out of here, good flashbacks AND a good love triangle!? Who knew this was even possible. I am ready to hop on this bandwagon after you :-)

  3. I'm so happy you loved this one! I was skeptical about reading it at first too but like you I fell in love. It is so unique! I can't wait for the second book!!

  4. This sounds like a good love-triangle and I can't wait to read it. I love the concept :)


  5. I loved this one and I can't wait for the sequel!


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