Sunday, July 7, 2013

Review: Pivot Point

Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1)

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.

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Source: Publisher for Giveaway (Thanks HarperCollins!) 

My Thoughts:

This book has a very unique and is based on a different concept.The author introduces us to world that has a genetically superior secret society.The people belonging to this society have different abilities. The main character in this book is a Searcher. She can see what would happen in her future if she picked a particular path.

The way this book unfolds is very different. In one chapter we are in a future in which Addison chooses a specific path and in the next chapter we see the future as it would be if she had chosen the other path.This cycle continues till the book ends .So it's like switching realities in every chapter but it doesn't get confusing.This is another thing that's great about this book!

Addison was a delightful character. I loved her. She was funny, smart and sarcastic. She also takes some pretty tough decisions. She seems wise beyond her years and that is why when she doesn't act like an adult it comes as a shock but then I remember that she's a teen and it's normal to behave that way. 

I wasn't a huge fan of some of the characters but I think the author wants us to hate them.So I guess it's ok. One character I wasn't a huge fan of towards the end was Laila.Pretty much throughout the book I thought Laila was being very stupid and needed to be smacked on the head. I was also very suspicious towards some other characters throughout the book so I couldn't really fall in love with them.

One thing that is commendable is that the ending of this book was unpredictable.

The plot is interesting and keeps you hooked. Only in the middle of the novel you get a little frustrated because nothing important seems to be happening but the beginning and the end make up for it.

Overall, the unique narrative style,the main character and this world has me looking forward to the sequel. Definitely worth a read.

My Rating:


  1. YAY!!!! So glad you loved this one too! After reading the premise I initially worried it would be a touch confusing, but like you said it really wasn't at all. I enjoyed both versions of Addie's story, though I was of course partial to a certain boy. LOVED the unpredictable ending as well, it was just awesome:)

  2. I need to read this one soon!! I have seen a lot of reviews for it and everyone seem to love it! :) I'm glad you enjoyed and main character sounds like a great girl. Great review :)

  3. oooh! I am so excited to have this book! I am going to be reading it soon! Thank ye Kadbury!

  4. I really need to read this, the plot sounds so interesting and your review just makes me want it now! Lovely review. :)

  5. I'm so happy you enjoyed this one, too! I liked that this was an original concept but not confusing. I can't wait for book two to see how things all work out. Great review! :)

  6. Oh, yay! I'm all about not predictable. I can usually smell a mile away if something's about to happen, but I hope this won't be the case here. I'm glad you liked the MC, I've heard only great words about her:) I can't wait to read this one! Lovely review:)

  7. Love your review-- Laila did need a smack on the head! Thanks for stopping by and for the follow :)

  8. I absolutely love books with the "sliding door" premise, and this one seems to be well-done.
    Thanks for the review!

  9. I have heard so many good things about this! I'm very happy to hear that you liked it!
    Great review!


  10. I was hooked too, and loved how it all played out.

  11. What an interesting review! Usually, when I am sad or have some nostalgic feelings, I am used to watching students films. They are always full of fun!

  12. yaaay. gr8 review. i loved it also

  13. A wonderful review! I enjoyed this one as well & I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series, I adore the world this author has written.

    Thank-you for sharing :) Sharon – Obsession with Books


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