Book Review: Split Second (YA)

Split Second (Pivot Point #2) by Kasie West

Goodreads Summary:
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.

My Review:
I liked this book. A lot. More than the first book, Pivot Point. This book is told in alternating chapters from Addie’s point of view – primarily from outside the Compound. And in Laila’s point of view, inside the Compound (mostly). I enjoyed getting to know Laila more in this book. The plot in this book involves the “super powers” much more than the first book. I really loved learning about the characters abilities and understanding more about the world Kasie had imagined.

Addie is outside again with her dad, but without her memory of the Search from the first book. She is interacting with the characters that the reader remembers, but she does not. I loved the situational irony here – for examples she good friends with Stephanie now – her rival in the last book. So interesting!

Laila is desperate to advanced her ability, so she can restore Addie’s memory. She’s also helping her brother find his ability and enlisting some unlikely characters to do it. She gets some romance of her own in this book, which made the whole thing doubly fun. Two love stories instead of one!

There was just a lot more action in this book. There’s an evil authority type plot, which is a little cliche in YA these days, but I always love it anyway. I just kept wanting to be reading this book whenever I was doing something else, and that’s always a good sign.

My Rating: 4 Stars
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