Pivot Point by Kasie West
Pivot Point #1
Release Date: February 12, 2013
Goodreads Stars: 5
Buy the Book: Amazon UK
Pivot Point was my first read of 2013. After a slight false start and DNF-ing a different novel, I picked up Pivot Point without even really knowing what it was about. I can honestly say that this is one of the best books I’ve read in a while. I would compare it to Altered by Jennifer Rush, which I also adored, due to the two sharing the same mystery element and for being able to capture my attention so well. Other than that the two books are pretty different. I just wanted to mention that I adored both of them!
Along with the ending, which I will get to momentarily, my favourite part of the book was the way the timelines connected. If you have read the summary, then you will see that Addie looks into the future to see two potential timelines and how they would work out if she chose them. Pivot Point alternates between the two timelines, and we get to see just how different Addie’s life would be.
There were certain things that were in the background of one timeline, and then they became significant in the other. There were references and hints that Addie didn’t get, but I did because I was able to see how both timelines connected. It was amazing. Most of the hints are subtle, and disguised really well beneath the vast changes. The whole concept was totally original and unique. I adored it.
Addie is an amazing character. She starts off as rather reserved and judgemental, but the way her character develops is fantastic. I also loved how she was so different in each timeline, because it really showed that events and circumstances can change and shape who you are. I loved her in both, although I think I have a preference for the Addie who chose her dad. I won’t say why, but… well, it’ll be obvious once you read it!
There are two love interests in Pivot Point, but not in the way you would think. It’s a very cool way of exploring Addie’s character in each, as well as working a slight love triangle (but not really, because one of the love interests is an ASS). I adored the other love interest though, because he was just so adorable! And he had some character growth in there and he teased Addie and the two had this AMAZING connection. And towards the end he was just THE BEST.
Now, the ending… IT WAS AMAZING. I got shivers when a reveal was made, because something was revealed to have happened in one timeline, and it was about to happen (in a slightly different way) in another. OH MY GAWSH. I had actual goosebumps all over my body and my heart stopped beating.
I find it so hard to write reviews on books that I love because I just want to gush and shout and keyboard smash all over the place. There is literally NOTHING I didn’t like about this book. Definitely check it out when you get the chance, because it’s brilliant. Almost good enough to be rated an All Time Favourite!
What other reviewers thought of Pivot Point:
- Judith @ Paper Riot (Rating: Very good)