Split Second

Split Second

by Kasie West

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Kasie West delivers nail-biting suspense and heart-pounding romance in the thrilling sequel to Pivot Point.

Addie has always been able to see the future when faced with a choice, but that doesn't make her present any easier. Her boyfriend used her. Her best friend betrayed her. So when Addie's dad invites her to spend her winter break with him in the Norm world, she jumps at the chance. 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. She wants to change that.

Laila, her best friend, 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 this to 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062117410
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/11/2014
Series: Pivot Point , #2
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 396,650
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Kasie West lives with her family in central California, where the heat tries to kill her with its 115-degree stretches. She graduated from Fresno State University with a BA degree that has nothing to do with writing. Visit her online at www.kasiewest.com.

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Split Second 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read Pivot Point last year and have read a lot of books in between then and now. Split Second picks up right where PP left off and I was a little lost at the beginning, since I didn't re-read the first one. If you haven't read Book 1, you might want to skip my review, since Split Second will probably give things away. I can't imagine having the ability to see where your choices will lead you. Addie has that power--if she's faced with a choice, she can see where she'll end up if she chooses this way or that. In a way, that would be nice, but in another, it would be hard. What I really liked about this book is that she saw the choices in Pivot Point and made a huge sacrifice, choosing the path that was not selfish in the least, but things still didn't turn out the way that I thought they would. Surprises still popped up and there were twists and turns that I did not see coming. I love a book that keeps me guessing. My heart broke a little in the romantic interest department. At the end of Pivot Point, Addie had fallen in love and now, he has no memory of her and things have to build again. I can't imagine going through what Addie did. I loved the romantic tension--there were a couple of relationships developing and they were all great. Another point to the story that I really enjoyed was seeing more from Laila's point of view. She's such a fun friend and it was fun to be inside of her head. Because different pathways were chosen, friends were made that wouldn't have been with the other choices (like Stephanie). I thought this was a very fun, creative, and enjoyable story. The way the ending came together was perfect. Content: I don't remember any language; mild violence (a fight); kissing. Clean.
Lisa-LostInLiterature More than 1 year ago
Well guys, I’m happy to say that my author crush on Kasie West is still in full swing! Can this girl write anything that I don’t love beyond words?! I think not. I’m quite relieved that I saw Ashley @ Nose Graze mention on Goodreads that she needed a refresher on Pivot Point before starting Split Second, and then found Sara @ Forever 17 Books posted the awesome link to the Recaptains (awesome blog!!) recap of Pivot Point. I read the entire thing and was completely satisfied that I was refreshed on what occurred in Pivot Point and was ready to jump right into Split Second. Split Second, unlike Pivot Point, flip-flopped between the POV of Addie and Laila. I wasn’t sure I was going to like Laila’s POV quite as much… but, oh man, I was pleasantly surprised! I actually enjoyed Laila’s story even more than Addie’s this time. Laila’s love/hate relationship with Conner had me begging for more. I loved it! And of course I still have a soft spot for Trevor, so getting to see more of Addie and him really satisfied me. My only complaint, which I can’t really call it a complaint per say, was, as Nick @ Nick’s Book Blog stated in her review, that we didn’t get to know more about the Compound. We get several bits and pieces of info here and there, but I would have loved to have really gotten to know their “home” on a more descriptive and deeper level. Other than that one thing… perfection. :) And despite that one issue, I still loved it to pieces and think it was a 5-star read! I’m sad to hear that there isn’t a third book in this series, but I’m satisfied with the way this one ended and I’m okay with that overall. Time to continue with my crush on Kasie and start reading On the Fence asap!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First off, im not a teen, however i found myself enjoying this book and not wanting it to end. I became very invested in Addies relationships and loved reading the story on two timelines. Would def recommend
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KateUnger More than 1 year ago
I liked this book. A lot. More than the first book, Pivot Point. This book is told in alternating chapters from Addie's point of view - primarily from outside the Compound. And in Laila's point of view, inside the Compound (mostly). I enjoyed getting to know Laila more in this book. The plot in this book involves the "super powers" much more than the first book. I really loved learning about the characters abilities and understanding more about the world Kasie had imagined. Addie is outside again with her dad, but without her memory of the Search from the first book. She is interacting with the characters that the reader remembers, but she does not. I loved the situational irony here - for examples she good friends with Stephanie now - her rival in the last book. So interesting! Laila is desperate to advanced her ability, so she can restore Addie's memory. She's also helping her brother find his ability and enlisting some unlikely characters to do it. She gets some romance of her own in this book, which made the whole thing doubly fun. Two love stories instead of one! There was just a lot more action in this book. There's an evil authority type plot, which is a little cliche in YA these days, but I always love it anyway. I just kept wanting to be reading this book whenever I was doing something else, and that's always a good sign. http://www.momsradius.com/2016/06/book-review-split-second-ya.html
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you loved Pivot Point, you should love Split Second. Keeps you guessing, has surprises, heart-tugging moments, and more! Just read it :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This store makes you want to read it aand never put it down
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MissPrint More than 1 year ago
*Split Second is the second book in West's Pivot Point duology which begins with Pivot Point. As such this review contains major spoilers for book one!* Everything changes the moment Addie chose to stay with her mother after her parents' divorce. Staying on the Compound is familiar. The Compound gives her the support she needs to advance and train her psychic ability to Search different outcomes for every decision she makes. Not to mention it has advanced technology the likes of which the Norm world can't imagine. Addie knows she stayed for a reason. Why else would a path where her boyfriend manipulated both Addie and her best friend Laila be the best option? The problem is she still isn't sure why because she also asked Laila to erase Addie's memories of the Search. Laila, meanwhile, knows she can restore Addie's memories. She just needs to learn how first. She knows Connor--a boy at school known for selling contraband tech--will be able to help. Unfortunately, Laila did not realize that he might be the only guy on the Compound immune to her charms and manipulation tactics. When Addie goes to Texas to visit her Dad, she expects to have a quiet six weeks of relaxing and solitude. That changes when she meets Trevor who seems achingly familiar even though Addie barely knows him. Together Addie and Laila have all of the pieces to restore Addie's memories and unearth a much bigger secret. But only if they figure out how to put all of the information together before it's too late in Split Second (2014) by Kasie West. Split Second is the sequel/companion novel to West's debut novel Pivot Point. Split Second picks up one week after the events from Pivot Point play out. Given the nature of the stories, Split Second does function in many ways as a standalone however a lot of the emotional resonance will be lost without reading Pivot Point. While Addie is dealing with the fallout from Duke's lies and tricks, Laila is grappling with guilt over her (unintentional) role. Laila also has a letter Addie wrote asking her to restore Addie's lost memories and no idea where to start. The story unfolds in chapters alternating between Addie and Laila's first person narration (each labeled with texts written to each other). West handles the overlap and convergence of the two plots expertly to make for one cohesive novel. After meeting Laila in Pivot Point, it is great to see more of her story in Split Second. Laila is often calculating and even ruthless when it comes to protecting people she cares about. But she is also loyal to a fault with hidden depths. Laila always projects an effortless confidence that is delightful to behold. While Addie rediscovers Trevor in Texas, Laila is left on the Compound where she finds Connor. Connor's introspection and calm is a perfect counterpoint to Laila's bravado and extrovert personality. Both characters have a lot of secrets and make conscious choices in what they present to the world and what they choose to protect. Their changing dynamic adds a great element of both humor and sweetness to Split Second. Split Second is another fantastic sci-fi adventure complete with not one but two romances. West does a great job bring readers back to Addie and Trevor's story while also introducing Laila and Connor. Although there are still a lot of questions (and many readers who would love to see more about these characters), Split Second is the perfect conclusion to a delightfully fun series. Possible Pairings: Loop by Karen Akins, Unearthly by Cynthia Hand, Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough, Hourglass by Myra McEntire, Parallel by Lauren Miller, Soulprint by Megan Miranda, Fair Coin by E. C. Myers, Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone, All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great set of books. Loved how it altrnated poits-of-view. A very easy quick fun read. Just enough sci-fi to keep it interesting but not too out there. Would love more just like this one!
Dazzlamb More than 1 year ago
You know that PIVOT POINT was among the top three of my favourite books of 2014. I read it as a standalone and was ecstatic when I found out there was going to be a sequel, because things weren't completely wrapped up in the end of book one. Now I poured all my hope in SPLIT SECOND for Addie and Trevor to find their perfect ending. These two characters really grew on me in the first book and I was heartbroken about how things ended for them. So I'd pinned my hope on SPLIT SECOND, but after reading the second book early in December I wasn't sure this book was the sequel I had been dreaming about for so many months. That was mostly because Addie and Trevor's romance couldn't pick up right where it was at its best in the first book and practically repeated itself only in a much more unfortunate way. Nonetheless, I adore the idea behind it that they would always find back to each other, no matter how many times you'd wind back things to a point where the two wouldn't know each other. What I thought of as a nice bonus in advance fast became my favourite part about SPLIT SECOND. I'm talking about the additional point of view that has been added to the story. Chapters are alternating between Addie and her best friend Laila. Now that Laila has got her own story to tell, we are granted an extra hot romance in her chapters. Connor is just as tough and unrelenting as Laila and theirs is a very fierce love story that will have you fanning yourself. Furthermore there's a great emphasis on the close and honest friendship between Addie and Laila which was another of my favourite parts about SPLIT SECOND. Not many YA stories are all set on taking time to develop a profound girl friendship beside all the drama that would be possible in other parts of the story. Believe me, you will want to read this and want to know what happens to Addie, Laila and her friends. It isn't like I've completely fallen out of love with the characters and the world, on the contrary. Sometimes the plot just didn't feel like it was going in the right direction, at least not purposeful enough. Knowing that SPLIT SECOND would be the final book in this duology, I often criticized that the story was too hesitant and undaring in the end to pose as a model of a final book. Kasie West didn't make as much use of Addie's talent as in book one. And that where Addie's special power to see two alternate futures, go through them and pick only one, contributed a lot to an irressistibly fast-paced, multidimensional PIVOT POINT plot. While I was torn about the love story of Addie and Trevor and absolutly swooning over Connor and Laila, their paranormal community, hidden from people's eyes, continued to amaze me. Abilities are expanded, boundaries pushed and authorities provoked to dangerous extends. What I love so much about the two books is that the story is set in a secret part of our world. It's not a completely new world, but something that's special enough to be kept from anyone who's not a part of it. If this book series were a TV show it could easily be one of my favourites. The mystery factor and paranormal activities would be its strong suit and there would be enough room for awesome romances and conspiracies, drama of all kinds. 4/5 **** SPLIT SECOND - Addie and Laila are two leading YA ladies who are linked by a strong friendship and who can conquer anything with their cohesive forces. While SPLIT SECOND is just as remarkably well-written as PIVOT POINT, there were plot deficiencies not even a very strong second leading lady and her swoon-worthy love story could completely counterbalance. And even if I didn't get all the feels and heartbreak and excitement from this sequel like from Kasie's debut novel before, I can easily imagine reading two or three more books set in her secret community of paranormally gifted. Now I'm wishing on the gift of thought manipulation so that I could persuade Kasie West to write more books about Addie and Laila.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story! I liked the duel love stories and POV's. Likeable characters, romantic interests, and a fun storyline make these books a great read. I recommend PIVOT POINT and it's sequel SPLIT SECOND. S.A.K.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally love this book!!
HollyTheBookFiend More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved Pivot Point, the first book by Kasie West. I fell in love with the characters, especially Addie and Trevor. This book was no different - watching them get reacquainted was wonderful. I liked Connor, and Laila was okay, but I really love Addie and Trevor more. I didn't realize this book was going to be told in dual POVs, which was a little surprising at first, but overall I think it really worked for the book. If you loved Pivot Point, Split Second does not disappoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the first book.I read it a while ago and then I saw that she wrote a second book I was so excited!!! I was always wondering how it would play out and this second book gave me that, thank you!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the BEST books I have ever read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have waited to read this book since I finished Pivot Point last year (I got it the day it came out and started and finished it that day), and have had many expectations. Split Second flew through the roof of my expectations. Kasie West couldn't have written a better sequel.
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Benedicte More than 1 year ago
Wow. I have been wanting to read this since I finished Pivot Point, which is a while back, and also a long time to develop high expectations, and I cannot even begin to describe how much Kasie West managed to reach my expectations and even go further than that. I was so happy with how she did this. All the characters were equally as great as in Pivot Point, and I even found Laila more likable this time, which was the only thing I was a bit worried about, because I didn't really like her before. I also really really liked Connor, he was great; I cannot believe that West took all of the things that I like to read about and put them in the amazing world that Pivot Point is set in. Just great. I have yet to read a book by Kasie West that wasn't amazing, and it makes me even more excited for On the Fence that comes out later this year. I loved loved loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! I absolutely loved this book! Just as much as the first one! Great sequel, I loved the story line and the characters! I loved Addie and Trevor, and Laila and Conner! Loved this book! It was great!
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starryeyedjen More than 1 year ago
And Kasie West does it again.   It's now guaranteed that I will purchase a copy of every book she writes, even if I've already read a review copy.  It's my desire and my duty to support and promote such awesome authors.  West just jam-packs her novels with imaginative storylines and humor and swoons and just everything that makes a book fun. I loved diving into the world of the Compound, into the seedy underbelly of it, as it were.  We get to experience more of their tech, their hierarchy, and what crossing them leads to.  We also get to see more of life outside of the Compound and just how hard it is to keep it a secret from your average human.  So, in essence, this sequel built upon everything I already loved in Pivot Point. This time around, we don't get to experience two different paths Addie's life could take by way of the Search.  Oh, she still uses her power -- when she remembers it! -- but it's in small doses as compared to what we saw in the first book. And her power has changed...it's evolved into something more, which was quite interesting to witness as Addie practiced it. In this book, Addie is spending her winter break with her father in the Norm world, so to fill in the gaps with what's happening back at the Compound, we've got Laila's point-of-view.  I wasn't sure how this would sit with me, considering her betrayal in the last book.  Yes, I know she was coerced into it, but it still felt like betrayal, and I'm not the only one having a hard time coming back from that.  Addie hasn't voiced her lack of trust in her best friend, but it's easy to see in what she doesn't say. The Addie-Trevor thing is still there, even if neither understands why they feel such a connection since they can't remember how it was forged in the first place.  Even if Trevor is starting to become suspicious of Addie, after witnessing a couple superhuman feats of speed.  It's still just as sweet and adorable as it was in the first book, though.  But now that we have Laila's perspective, we have another ship to cling to.  Where Addie and Trevor are almost saccharine sweet, Laila and Connor are like Sour Patch Kids:  first they're sour, then they're sweet.  I loved how their relationship progressed, what they were willing to do for each other, what they learned about and from each other, how they made it work.  I don't know if I'd call it a slow-burning kind of romance because I felt the intensity of their feelings almost immediately, and it wasn't entirely a hate-to-love type of romance either because of that.  It was just perfect for the characters that they were.  So, if you were afraid after the ending in Pivot Point that the sequel would be lacking in swoons, fret not.  Kasie West wouldn't do us that way.  =)Also, lots of stuff happens.  Like, stuff that even *I* didn't see coming, which is quite unusual indeed.  And it all wraps up nicely.  I'm a super-huge fan of duologies these days.  Like, over-the-moon happy with this trend.  Less waiting.  More story but with less filler.  Yep.  Let's keep this duet-thing going, okay?  That said, I'd still be okay with a third book in this series because I still have a ton of unanswered questions about Addie and this world. If you liked Pivot Point, you're going to like Split Second, no doubt about it.  If you haven't started this series yet, I highly recommend it.  It's just fun.  Good, good fun.  It's got superpowers, football, swoons, and -- maybe not best of all, but I still highly treasure this fact -- it's set in Dallas where yours truly is from!