by: Kasie West
Published by: Harper Teen / EpicReads
To Be Released on: 2/12/13
Series: Pivot Point #1
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I have to admit that I did not have high hopes for this novel. Sure, the premise sounded interesting enough, but I feel like I've read a good deal of "kids with superpower" books lately and am feeling a bit burned out. And, I am just going to come out with the fact that I really have no love for the cover.
Addison Coleman, like all of her classmates, has a special ability. Addison can search into the future when she is faced with a choice and see where both decisions will take her. When her parents announce their divorce, she is convinced by her friend to search into the decision to stay in the compound, or leaving to live with the normals with her father. So, basically the story alternates between her life with her mother and her life with her father. In the future.
Truth be told, this story is a pretty ambitious undertaking. As Addison's story unfolds, there are points where the story line converges and had the plot been any less tight, it would have fallen apart. But, the transition between the two stories were nearly flawless and made for an excellent read.
Though the story was heavy on the romance between Addison and the boys in each of her realities, there were plenty of thought provoking moments. Addison's gift causes her to be incredibly cautious about her choices. It's as though you'd never have to make a wrong choice, since you could potentially see any consequence for a particular action. Addison also reacts based on her visions of the future. For instance, though a person may not have physically done something, Addison remembers it and treats them just as though it had actually happened.
Once the story really started to pick up, and Addison nears the end of her search, I was totally invested. And though I did see a few things coming and felt like I knew what her choice would be, that didn't make it any less painful. Which is, of course, just how you want it to be.
The true test is, of course, will I read the next in the series? Absolutely.
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