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Title: Split Second (Pivot Point #1)
Author: Kasie West
Publication Date: February 11, 2014
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Synopsis: 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.
Why?: When I read Pivot Point earlier this year, I knew I would absolutely have to read the sequel. Especially after that ending! I need to know how Addie's life changes based on her decision, and I want to know if Laila is ever able to restore her memories.
Expectations: I really enjoyed Pivot Point, so I have really high expectations for this book. I expect it to be fast paced, but I also expect Addie to spend a lot of it confused and trying to figure out why things that should be brand new to her seem so familiar. I also expect that most if not all of my questions will be answered, since this series is a duology.
Judging a book by its cover: I kind of like this cover. I like how intense the girl on the front looks, and I like that it's so similar to the cover for Pivot Point. I think that it's different enough from most other YA covers out there that it would stand out on a shelf, and that I would pick it up based on the cover alone.