Book Review | Split Second by Kasie West

Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014 4:00 AM

Series: Pivot Point, # 2
Format: Hardback
Source: Won
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: February 11, 2014

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.


My Thoughts

Ok, Ms. West, we all know your secret so you should just go head and admit it now. What secret am I talking about? The one about you being a Para with the ability to tell AMAZING stories. Seriously, I don't think you can hide it any longer. 

Now, since I got that out of the way, let's move on to the incoherent mess that I will call a review.

Split Second is just as amazing as its predecessor, it has everything that I loved about Pivot Point plus more. We get to see the aftermath of Addie's desicion to stay with her mom and how everything played out with Duke.

One of my favorite things about this book is that we also get Laila's POV instead of just Addie's. I loved being inside Laila's head and seeing how much she cared about Addie, she feels so horrible about the things she has done that she is willing to do anything to make it right. She also meets a very swoonworthy boy during her journey to advance her ability.

Yes, you heard me right. Not only do we get quite a bit of Trevor time in this book but we also get another boy to drool over. My life is now complete.

At first I was a little worried about the whole switching POV thing, but like I said above, it turned out really, really well. West's writing is flawless so the switch between chapters doesn't feel forced or out of place. The things that each girl are going through all rolls into one big plot, which is wonderful.

Overall, Split Second is just as fun and sweet as the first. If you feel in love with Addie's story in the first book then you will be extremely happy after reading this series ender. I'm a firm believer that Kasie West can do no wrong when it comes to writing and she will forever be on my auto buy list. Well done, Ms. West, Well done.


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