April 9, 2017 by ceresbooksworld
Split Second by Kasie West
Book two in Pivot Point duology
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication date: February 11th, 2014
Rating: 4 hearts
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.
Split Second took places right after Pivot Point, Addie doesn’t remember anything from her other choices. She goes to “Normcity” for holidays and she meets Trevor. She will also learn some suspicious things about her people. Laila on the other hand, after reading the letter from Addie wants to learn about the memories restauration. To do that, she will need the help of Connor.
Addie is a very nice girl, sometimes I think that she is naïve; she doesn’t see things I saw coming from far away. I like her when she is with Trevor, they are cute together, and sometimes weird but it’s interesting to see the different path they took in this destiny.
Laila is more interesting in this book than in the first, I like her more than Addie in this one. She is strong and independent, she doesn’t need anyone. I like her power, she can erase memories but she doesn’t use it much, she is a good girl.
Trevor is different from the first book, he doesn’t trust Addie completely but he is attracted by her. He wants to understand why Duke hurt him and how it’s possible.
Connor is a very interesting character and I like that he matches perfectly with Laila. They are so great together, very smart and fun.
Split Second is told in two POV, Addie’s and Laila’s. This book wasn’t suspenseful at all but it was a nice reading, Addie and Laila are great and the story evolves nicely.
Quick Word: A great final book for the duology.