Monday, February 3, 2014

Review: Split Second

Title: Split Second
Author: Kasie West
Pages: 360
Format: ARC
Release Date: February 11, 2014
Publisher: Harper Teen
Rating: 5 Cows

Goodreads Description:

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 would like to start this review with three simple facts. Fact # 1. I love Kasie West. Fact # 2. Every book Kasie West writes is genius. Fact # 3. Split Second is no exception. I read Split Second right in the midst of my reading (and blogging) slump and still I adored it! I was having a hard time getting into reading anything but I read Split Second in about two days! 

Split Second picks up right after Pivot Point left off. Addie has no memory of her previous search and is completely confused as to why she chose a future that sucks so bad. Her life seems to be falling apart so she is anxious to go spend some time with her dad.

Split Second alternates between Addie and Lalia's perspectives. This choice added depth to the story. We see a different side to Lalia and get to learn a little more about why she is the she is. Lalia's family background was exactly rainbows and sunshine.

It was interesting watching Addie and Trevor have their second chance at love. Again, their chemistry is undeniable and their whole relationship is completely adorable. Seriously, I would vote Trevor and Addie cutest couple in YA literature. They are that adorable! 

In Split Second, Lalia also gets a love interest, Conner. I must say that I really enjoyed watching their relationship develop. They had the whole, I say I hate you but I really love you thing completely down. Conner was a swoonworthy guy. I think his personality and Lalia's meshed well together. 

For some reason, I had in my mind that Split Second was part of a trilogy so when I found out there wasn't plan for a third book I was a little heartbroken. While West does give the plot enough resolution to stop there, I felt there are several loose ends that could have been developed in a third book. 

While I didn't love Split Second quite as much as I love Pivot Point, I still loved it. It's just hard for a second book in a series to be as good as the first. That being said, Split Second is an excellent book! I can't wait to read whatever Kasie West writes next! 


  1. I'm really unsure about this book ... I liked Pivoit Point, but this one just sounds more like a Contemporary with paranormal aspects to me, but we'll see. Nevertheless, nice review. :)

  2. You should give it a try! If you liked Pivot Point, I think you'll like this one! :)

    Thanks for checking out my review!


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