Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1) by Kasie West: Book Review

pivot pointTitle: Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1)

Author: Kasie West

Started Date:  August 08, 2013

Finished Date:  August 11, 2013

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . .

Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.

In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through . . . and who she can’t live without.”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

 

Unique. Interesting. Gripping. Superb!

OMG! I love this book! I just love it! I wish there’s more! I expected a lot and I’m happy that it didn’t fail me!
The best thing about this one is it’s uniqueness, it’s different from other paranormal/sci-fi books. Addie is a Searcher, a clairvoyant, she Searches and she can look into the future and see the outcome. It find it very unique that the author picked that kind of ability for a heroine. At first, I thought it was a lame power, especially the fact that it only works for her. But it’s an advantage when it comes to choices, right?

Each chapter never fails to surprise me. She’s searching into two paths, one if she agrees to stay with her dad and the other is to stay with her mom. Somehow, events are interrelated, characters seem to be amusing. Duke is the guy if she picks to stay with her mom, that means she also stays in the compound along with the other people with abilities. He’s a quarterback, star player, a hotlicious guy. On her dad side, Trevor is the guy. He’s a silent-type, he reads comics and he draws, he used to be the star player too before he got injured. I was almost nearing the end of the book when I realized who’s her real love interest. I was so confused at first, Duke is such a hottie, you know, every one’s dream boyfriend. Trevor is different, he’s like the one you’ll choose to spend your life with. Ok, so yeah, I’m Team Trevor on this one. *squeals* *fan-girling*

I love this book and it such a pain to wait for the second book next year! I want to grab the whole series now!

 

xoxo,

Mind Games (Mind Games #1) by Kiersten White: Book Review

mind gamesTitle: Mind Games (Mind Games #1)

Author: Kiersten White

Started Date:  June 11, 2013

Finished Date:  June 13, 2013

Rating: 4/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“Fia was born with flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future. 

Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways…or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey.

In a stunning departure from her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy, Kiersten White delivers a slick, edgy, heartstoppingly intense psychological thriller about two sisters determined to protect each other—no matter the cost.”

MY THOUGHTS.

An engaging and unputdownable read. Darker and bolder. I think the author really did a great job with this one. It is way much better than the Paranormalcy series since this is darker and with a serious tone.

Mind Games, which is also known as Sisters Assassin in the UK version, is about two sisters – Fia, the one with good instincts and Annie, one with blind eyes but can see the future. I’ve expected that they are both assassins but it turned out that Fia is the only one who was trained to kill and have been to different assignments. I like how the book shifts the timeline and the two point of views. The book tells their story within the five years timeline and their present. I was surprised by how the book started, action-packed and a thrilling chapter. Adam, the one she was supposed to kill, entered at the very beginning and has changed everything. I don’t know what to feel about him, but I do want to know more. He looks kind enough but I hope there’s more from him. On the other hand, James, the manager of Keane Foundation, is a mysterious guy in Fia’s life and it seems that he has a special place on her life. He’s scary at first but I’ve learned to like him along the way. But at the end, I changed my mind, he’s not really a likable guy.

The book revolves around the relationship of Fia and Annie. Their love for each other is exceptional. I like Fia more because of how strong and determined she is. She’s a great character, and a likable one. She knows what she wants and she fights for it, though I really feel sorry for her unfortunate life. Annie is a good person, however, she seems selfish and I believe she knows it.

Anyway, I really liked the book even though I have to admit that there are so many things about it that need improvements. I think it is a promising series, it has a potential to be a great one, especially if the second book will be more thrilling and fast-paced. 😉

 

xoxo,

Waiting on Wednesday #15: Scarlet

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It features each blogger’s most anticipated books.

This week, my pick is Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

“Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother and the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.

As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner.”

Why I Can’t Wait:

I just finished reading Cinder and I’m screaming  for this installment!!! It’s a wonderful retelling story of Cinderella! And I’m sure this second book, Scarlet, will also be an awesome retelling of Red Riding Hood. 😉

Expected Publication:

February 5th 2013 by Feiwel and Friends

How about you?

What are the books that you’re waiting for?

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xoxo,

Jona