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A Sleepy, Fangirly Book Review: Pivot Point by Kasie West

Hello, Bookish Buddies!  I wrote this review the second I finished Pivot Point with the intent to edit it, but seeing as I would like to finish up my online class so I can enjoy my vacation as much as I can…well, you’ll see.  If you’re not familiar with Pivot Point, here is the synopsis:


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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.


So I just finished Pivot Point. Literally like a minute ago. And although this review isn’t going to go up for a few days, I just need to share my thoughts. It’s one of those books.

While reading Pivot Point, I thought it would be a 2.5 star read. Then the plot twist at the end happened. It was pure genius. It explained everything that might cause me to deduct stars. Except the female-female hate, which is why this is a 4.5 star read as opposed to a 5 star read. But I’ll get into that later.

When you start Pivot Point, up until the last few chapters, you think it’s crappy, riddled with plot holes, etc. I almost DNF’d this book too many times to count, but I’m so glad I didn’t because everything makes sense in the end.

Since I don’t normally do spoilers, I won’t do spoilers now, but this plot is solid. And the characters are also really well done. Except Stephanie, who’s just there to be a jealous asshole, which is why I deducted half a star. Basically, she was a jealous ex of a love interest.

Basically, if you like Sci fi and epic plot twists, this book is for you.  I gave this book 4.5/5 stars overall.

What did you think of Pivot Point? If you haven’t read it, do you want to?

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