Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Read This: Split Second
by Kasie West
The Goodreads Summary Says:
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
I didn't realize this was the last book in the series (I just assumed it was a trilogy). So I was surprised when the book seemed headed more toward resolution than the usual second-book cliffhanger. :)
But I really enjoyed Split Second. Kasie West has created an interesting world with fun characters. I liked the different abilities, and the way the story explores the good and bad of living with them. I was happy to see so much of Laila, Addie's BFF from Pivot Point. Instead of switching between two realities like PP, Split Second alternates POV between Addie (in the Norm world at her dad's house) and Laila (who spends much of her time back in the Compound). They had distinct voices and plot lines, although I would have liked more resolution for some of the things. Laila's family issues don't really go anywhere, and I was surprised by her choice at the end of the book.
But Split Second successfully mixes a couple of cute romances with suspense and unexpected plot twists. I loved the new bad guy(s) and abilities that were introduced. Although I'm sad this isn't a trilogy, Split Second was a decent wrap up for the world set up in Pivot Point.
The Big Three:
Language: not an issue
Sex and Stuff: not an issue
Violence: not an issue