Friday Favorites: Split Second by Kasie West


Friday Favorites is a weekly meme hosted here, that spotlights a favorite author, book, series, publisher, cover, blog, etc. Basically whatever bookish thing that you love, recommend, and want to tell others about. Just pick one and link up to my post each Friday to share. You can use the graphic I used above or your own. Just make sure you link back to my post.

I have been dying to read Split Second since finishing Pivot Point earlier this year. That ending! That's all I'll say in case you haven't read it. In case you haven't guess, I was happy with Split Second and how this duology ended. Check out my review below and then let me know if you have a favorite to share.

Split Second (Pivot Point, #2)Split Second
(Pivot Point #2)
by Kasie West
YA SciFi/Paranormal
Hardcover, 368 pages
February 11th 2014 by HarperTeen

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 have loved every one of Kasie West's books. Split Second was no different. It wasn't my favorite of her books, but it was still a favorite and a story I thoroughly enjoyed!

It took me a few chapters to get back into this series and clearly remember Addie and Laila, but once I did the story went quickly. I still loved Trevor from Pivot Point, hated Duke, and was intrigued by Connor. Addie and Laila were both great characters, but so very different. I appreciated that their voices were uniquely their own and that they had their own struggles. I also agree with the author, who said: "How about I tell you that half of the book takes place in Laila's POV. Which means? She gets a boy of her own in this book. Yay for more cute boys." (Interview can be found here.) I definitely didn't mind. ;)

There were so many deceptions going on in Split Second. There was Addie lying to her father, her father lying to her, her mother withholding information, Laila hiding things from Connor and vice versa. Then there was Duke with all of his lies and the compound's security team that manipulated events. Addie had the additional stress of lost memories and then those memories being regained and Laila had to worry about her family and trying to make up for her betrayal to Addie. There was so much hurt that could have turned to bitterness and ruined these characters, but instead they pull it together, heal their friendship, and move forward. The ending was climatic and perfect for this series.

If you enjoy paranormal or sci-fi, or enjoyed Pivot Point, then definitely check out Split Second. It has a permanent place on my shelf. I'm looking forward to reading Kasie West's next book, The Fill-In Boyfriend, which doesn't come out until May of next year.

Content: Clean

Source: Purchased


About the Author

Kasie West says: I write YA. I eat Junior Mints. Sometimes I go crazy and do both at the same time. My novels, published through Harper Teen are: PIVOT POINT, its sequel SPLIT SECOND (Feb 2014), and THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US (a contemporary novel). I also have two more contemporaries, ON THE FENCE coming out July 1, 2014, and THE FILL-IN BOYFRIEND coming out the summer of 2015. My agent is the talented and funny Michelle Wolfson.



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34 comments

  1. cherylslife9/5/14, 6:26 AM

    I would probably choose The Homecoming by Robyn Carr.

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  2. Linda Trinklein9/5/14, 6:55 AM

    How do you pick one, I have such a long tbr list I would have to sit down and study, which one I want the very most that fits into the category! thanks so much!

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  3. Lol! I don't have to pick, thank goodness. ;) If you've seen my post for the September is for Sequels challenge than you would see how many I would like to read and probably couldn't choose just one.

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  4. Lol! Did you see my September is for Sequels challenge post? I know exactly what you mean. :)

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  5. Did you enter my giveaway for that yet? It's for US only and for the entire series. So fabulous!

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  6. Oh, so good! Great choice!

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  7. I haven't read any of those. Thanks for sharing, Mary!

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  8. Definitely a great choice! :)

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  9. I've got to read Mafi's series!

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  10. I really enjoyed Insurgent. :)

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  11. I haven't heard of that one. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Oh, I love everything Austen!!

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  13. I'll have to check that one out.

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  14. Such a good book!! Great choice!

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  15. I haven't heard of that one. I'll have to go look it up...

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  16. You can always change your mind if you win. :)

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  17. I've got the arc of The Far Dawn and need to read it. I haven't started Mead's newest series, but I will be reading it eventually. She just always has cliffhangers so I like reading them all together when the series is finished.

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  18. Both are great choices!

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  19. My son has read those multiple times, except for the newest book that hasn't released yet, of course.

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  20. I've heard good things about that series. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. I am not sure yet, but maybe World After by Susan Ee. Thanks for the giveaway! x

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  22. Easy choice - Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead - as I'm dying to read it.

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  23. Heir of Fire!! :)

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  24. Heir of Fire would be my pick

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  25. I want to read Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. Possibly one of the Veronica Roth books. But not sure. So many on my TBR list I am missing.. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  27. Ashley Jellison9/5/14, 7:09 PM

    I'd have to go with Unmarked by Kami Garcia I think! Or maybe Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. Thank you so much for the chance!

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  28. I think I'd choose My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick! But I'm not yet sure because how do I choose?!?!!

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  29. Isla and the Happily Ever After! I've been hearing such good things about this series so it's time for me to hop on the bandwagon :)

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  30. Scarlet <3 Because the cover is so gorgeous lol (doesn't make sense but whatever) thanks for the chance xx

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