Release Date: Feb 11th 2014
Genres: YA Haranormal
Series: Book 2 of 2
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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.
So I waited a full year for this book and nearly died when I FINALLY HAD IT IN MY HANDS. Ladies and gentlemen you guys know I LOVED Pivot Point this year and have been axousily awaiting this book like crazy. And after finally devouring Split Second I can once again say that Kasie West could do no wrong. Serouisly, she is like at the top of my list for YA authors right now. I just love her writing.
In Pivot Point I was obsessed with the idea of alternate worlds and loved reading about both of Addie’s paths each chapter, they alternated and i remember finsihing chapter A and wanting to skip chapter B to get back to chapter A but then chapter B was pretty amazing too so I wanted to get all the chapter A’s to read the chapter B’s and well you see how this cycle went. Now even though we don’t see two different versions of Addie’s future in Split Second i still managed to experience the same internal struggle over wanting to skip certain chapters because Split Second was told from both Addie AND Laila’s perpsective. At first I wasn’t a hundred percent sold on a chapter being told from Laila’s POV but I quickly realized just how awesome she was and how important her story was too. She was a great contrast to the soft, reserved Addie and I found myself seeing bits of me in Laila (which can be a good or bad thing, i’ll let you decide)
Split Second was full of so much swoon I had a swoon attack. I was a die hard fan of Trever in Pivot Point and getting back to him in Split Second was even better the second time around. He is probably the most well mannered YA boy out there, he was the poster boy for good boys and i totally want to go buy my own version of him (no, serouisly). And I loved how things workout for Trever in the end, I don’t want to give away any spoilers but URGH IT WAS JUST PERFECT. Connor was the complete opposite of Trever but I loved him no less. He was the perfect counter part for Laila and had great chemistry with her. The two of them had the best one liners I had to take pictures and send them to my friend so she could have a laugh. Although I do wish we could of devlged deeper into Connor’s story in Split Second but I also realize this book was more Addie and Laila’s journey than his.
“My mom always tells me that if I feel like punching someone, first I have to say something nice to them. Out loud. If I still feel like punching them, they probably deserve it.”
― Kasie West, Split Second
My only complaint for Split Second was the lack of proper recap of everything that happened in Pivot Point. I was completely lost at the beginning of the book because I honestly couldn’t remember anything that happened in the first book, especially anything related to Duke. I eventually pieced it all together but I was a bit annoyed and did struggle in the beginning. This did though work to my advantage in the middle of the book when Addie starts reflecting her other life with Trever and I remembered the things they did together in Pivot Point. It made it kind of bittersweet. I also slightly hope we get some more informtation on Laila’s brother in a future novella or something, someday? He had such an interesting role in this book and I really want to learn more about what happens to him after the events of Split Second.
“He sighed. “Does it get tiring?”
“Always thinking you’re right.”
I smiled. “No, not really. It’s other people not realizing I’m right that gets tiring.”
― Kasie West, Split Second