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Pivot Point

Pivot Point - I knew going into this book that Addie had the power to see two different possible futures for herself. What I didn’t realize was that she lived in a whole city of other people who also had interesting mental superpowers. I really enjoyed the feel of their society and it was interesting learning about all the different abilities everyone had. I thought Addie’s “divergence” ability was really cool, and a fascinating take on the whole “parallel universes” idea.I loved the way that Kasie West told the story, alternating chapters between Addie’s two possible futures. Both were interesting, although I quickly started favoring one over the other. I was kept on the edge of my seat, wondering how each path was going to play out, and feeling the tension each time something bad happened when I didn’t expect it. This was a quick read, and very enjoyable.About halfway through, I was getting pretty annoyed with Addie and some of the other characters in the book, because of some pretty baffling behavior. I was even complaining about it to my husband, like “ugh, sometimes these YA books and the characters, ugh!” — BUT. Then I realized what was happening and that made it so much better.I did find that while it was a fun story, a lot of it felt familiar or typical or something. I kept thinking about X-Men and that TV show Heroes. Not necessarily bad, but it did kind of dampen my enthusiasm for the book. My favorite part was definitely Addie’s unique ability, and wondering which path she would end up choosing in the end.Okay, but you see how it says Pivot Point #1 up there under Series? WHY? Basically, I thought this book ended perfectly. I was excited to have finished another standalone book, only to realize that there’s MORE? Whatever. Maybe I’ll read the next book, maybe I won’t. Pivot Point was a tasty morsel all on its own.[NOTE: I read this book as an ARC, borrowed from my sister, who receives many, many awesome things in her mailbox.][Reviews and more at Another Novel Read!]