Thursday, April 24, 2014

ARC Review: Split Second (Pivot Point #2)

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Title: Split Second (Pivot Point #2)
Author: Kasie West
Genre/s: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Released Date: February 28, 2014
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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:

Split Second was full of two; two POVs from two girls living in two different worlds (Compound and Norm) and lastly, two equally swoon-worthy guys that will give you all the FEELS. If you read and loved Pivot Point, you’ll love this even more.

After what happened in Pivot Point, Addie will spend six weeks of winter break with her father in the Norm world, not only to get away from all the rumors but also, to get away from Duke. She also needed to rest her ability which was sometimes acting up. She can still see two futures when she is presented with a choice but it’s now accompanied with a headache. And then there is also some unexplained incidents where time slows down around her. There, in the Norm world, she will meet Trevor (for real, this time).

On the other hand, after Laila read Addie’s letter to herself, she was determined to advance her ability to help Addie restore her memories and she will do whatever it takes to achieve it. Even if it means working with Connor, the only guy who seems to be immune to her ability and charm.

I really loved Pivot Point (review here) and when I received an ARC of Split Second, I can’t contain all my excitement because I know there’s going to be a sort-of reunion here with Addie and the only swoon-worthy boy in PP, Trevor. I’m looking forward for it, actually. But what I didn’t expect, was another boy who would steal my heart using just his words. Trevor and Connor definitely doubled the swoon factor of this book! I love them both and I know I'm cheating by making them my book boyfriends but they are equally amazing and it’s hard to pick one.

On the other hand, our two heroines, Addie and Laila showed me why the two of them are best friends. It’s clear that their personalities were different but they have that especial bond only best friends have and no one, not even manipulative Duke, can destroy that friendship. They were also awesome partners-in-crime and I’m super impressed with how they managed to trick CC’s agents in the end. Of course, they had a lot of help but since, they are the ones who planned it, I have to give them the credit. It’s a hard stunt to execute but they accomplished it, almost as planned.

The plot was faultless, in my opinion, and has great twist and turn at the ending. The romance was two times as awesome as PP and has lots of scenes/moments that are oozing with feels. The writing was entertaining as always and the formatting/transition from one POV to another was very clear and did not confuse me unlike in PP.

Overall, Split Second really step it up a notch and was definitely an awesome sequel to Pivot Point. I will highly recommend it to lovers and fans of people with extraordinary mental abilities and to those who like thrilling read with a dose of romance, action and suspense.

My Rating
*An advance review copy was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review (Thanks, Harper Collins!)
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