Author: Kasie West
Publication: February 11, 2014
By: Harper Teen
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Life can change in a split second.
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.
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.
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
A HUGE thank you to Steph from Cuddlebuggery for sharing her ARC with me!
Split Second is the fast-paced, feel clutching, edge of your seat sequel to Pivot Point. It has an expertly crafted story, creative and interesting plot twists and well developed characters, all of whom made me literally laugh-out-loud at one point or another. (I may have even snorted water through my nose.) The romance is heart-achingly tender and the last line is made of perfection. PERFECTION!
It was kind of nice to read a story where, despite their abilities and the clash with the Norm world,
these teens aren't staging some huge rebellion. (Maybe it's just me, but those stories tend to stress a body out sometimes.) Yes, Addie, Laila, Conner and even Duke are still
challenging the system, but they're also acknowledging that real change doesn't happen all at once. They're also learning some important lessons about how to use their talents for good instead of evil. The
characters who choose the Compound over the Norm world have their
reasons, all of which are realistic and valid to the story and vice versa.
This sequel does not disappoint, but don't take my word for it, step into the box and Search it for yourself. ;)
Thank you Kasie West for another fantastic book, I will read anything you write!
Favorite Quote(s): "How does it feel to know that even though you have an advanced mind, the girl you love wants me?"
"Let's hope not, because we've packaged ourselves handily."
"If someone ends up hitting me by mistake, I will them clean and won't even care."
"Oh yeah, let me put on my girlfriend glasses and study them real close."
Review also posted at YABC.