: Split Second
: Pivot Point #2
: Kasie West
: Harper Collins
: February 11th 2014 (hardback edition)
: purchased on opentrolley.co.id
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.
You always hope for the best, I always plan for the worst.
- Laila -
I was afraid to read Split Second. It leaves the unique part of Pivot Point where Addie explored 2 posibilities of her life and chose one. PP made me curious flipping through the pages to find out the future she chose. While in Split Second, the POV is alternating between Addie and Laila. But still, I was curious about how Kasie West would construct what was left in the prequel.
Sadly, it didn't wow me. I expected more. I didn't love it like I thought I would, but I still enjoyed the book. I love the way Kasie West writes, I always get into the story easily.
I was skpetical about Laila's POV before I started to read, but dumbudum, I like hers. I had great time to dig into Laila's story, how she advanced her ability. It's also refreshing to find a book with 2 female POV. There is also new character, Connor, who will be Laila's love interest. I like his character, I actually wish for more!
Kasie West created interesting world with unique abilities. I wanted to know more about Compound, but the informations I got from Split Second weren't intact. It should be explored more like their advanced technology because It's really cool. Helmet speaker? I would want one!
The romance doesn't develop really good like in PP. I like it, I like the characters, but it didn't give me the grinning moment. I'm still yearning for the path Addie left in PP :"D