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Pivot Point

Pivot Point - This book was originally reviewed on The Bawdy Book Blog.Pivot Point is riveting, one-of-a-kind and really makes you ponder the choices you make in your life. I really liked it and had such a hard time putting it down.Addie is a Searcher. She has the ability to be faced with choices and Search them to see their outcomes, and then choose the best one. Wouldn’t we all love to have that? Could have saved me some heartache…. In Pivot Point, she is faced with a choice, and rather than blindly make it, she Searches the two different outcomes, bringing to life two very different – but intertwined – paths, one that could lead to heartache for her and the other could lead to pain and suffering for the ones closest to her.Addie is such a great main character! She is well-grounded and affable – and smart! I can’t tell you how much I despise brainless main characters (who doesn’t?). I’m forgiving if they grow, but Addie doesn’t need to grow; she’s already there. She’s extremely selfless and her relationships with the secondary characters, like her parents, or her BFF Laila were wonderful and felt real and I really just enjoyed reading from her perspective.I loved Trevor! It’s a pairing that surprised me, since he’s a Norm, but the interaction was so adorable, and the build-up was slow and perfectly done. Trevor is a former jock, but funny and sweet – and smart! I had a hard time deciphering my feelings for Duke, the Para boy from the Compound, but he’s definitely charming.My favorite part of Pivot Point, besides all the awesome characters, is the plot. Like I said, she’s faced with a choice, and when she Searches it, we the reader are taken on the journey with her, to find out the outcome of those two paths, depending on which choice she goes with. But what I really liked about it is that they aren’t all that separate; seemingly they are at first, but they intertwine in such a fascinating way, that I was rendered speechless at the end of the story.And the ending! OMG. I couldn’t believe what Addie chose, and I thought to myself, “How is she going to get her HEA after choosing that?” Talk about selfless! Rest assured, dear friends. People get what they deserve. And I was over the moon with the outcome of this story.The one thing I wished I had seen more of was world-building. There isn’t a lot of world-building regarding the Compound where the Paras live, and I think the author left it up to the reader to figure it out on their own. It sounded like there was a lot of technology they had that was unknown to the Norms, and it wasn’t explored thoroughly. But the story was stellar enough that I overlooked it without much question, because I just needed to know what was on the next page.If you’re looking for a new paranormal book to get you out of a reading slump, or simply just because, look no further. Pivot Point is full of fantastic dialogue, great characters, interesting paranormal abilities, and even some nasty danger. It sucked this reader right in.**The publisher provided this ARC in exchange of an honest review.**