Release Date: Pivot Point #1
Series: Pivot Point #1
Genres: Science Fiction
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.
This was absolutely fantastic.Could you imagine the burden you would carry on your shoulder if you happened to make a wrong decision in life? A decision that may end up costing someone their life?
Addie understands that pressure, because she can see the future, only her own, though. When presented with two choices, Addie has the option to Search the future to see the outcomes. Sounds like it might come in handy, but could you handle always seeing the other choice-the one you didn’t make? Is there such a thing as too much knowledge?
I didn’t have any expectations when first starting PIVOT POINT, I really didn’t know what to expect. Needless to say, I wasn’t thinking I was going to get my heart torn in two different directions repeatedly. I became emotionally invested with Addie and both of her lives, each moment more precious than the last because you know there will be only one outcome.
Addie is told the news of her parent’s divorce. Her parents are making her choose between them because Addie can Search and see which outcome is preferable. So begins our journey into two alternate futures, both containing happiness and both containing horror, and only one can be chosen. Knowing this, as readers, is heartbreaking,
“Sometimes I feel like I’m slowly floating away. I’m constantly looking for something to grab on to so I don’t lose myself.”
Excellently written supporting characters are abound, some shrouded in mystery-and some with motives clear as day. The diversity is refreshing, each character relatable in their own way. The mystery was chilling, its effects taking a toll on the characters without us knowing. This meaning, we knew only what Addie knew-which wasn’t a lot, and only make the suspense worse.
Really, my only complaint with this was that it was hard to follow at times. We are, after all, living in two different stories, two different lives, and that alone made it confusing. This isn’t a book you’ll want to put down for a few days and then come back-you won’t want to anyway. I was hooked from the beginning, and each page only made me fall harder.
I will be reading the sequel, because after that ending-who wouldn’t?
I suggest this to fans of YA who are looking for something fresh and different in the genre.