Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Reads: Split Second by Kasie West!!

I'm starting this week's Friday Reads with the sequel and final book in Kasie West's duology. I reviewed Pivot Point for Mark This Book Monday, and I'm reviewing Split Second today. I was very glad I got to binge read the books back to back, cause leaving these characters as the first book started for a year would have been painful!

Split Second (Pivot Point, #2)Split Second by Kasie West

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After the ending of Pivot Point, I couldn't be happier when I could just close it and open my Kindle copy of Split Second! I didn't want to leave much time for the absolute heartbreak to sit in, and I wanted to find out how things will go!

I'm not sure how to review this book without spoilers, and I don't think I can avoid spoilers for book one much, even if I'll try my best to keep them to a minimum.

Binge reading a series back to back is always fantastic because you have all the details from the previous book clear in your mind, and when it's a series like this one when you feel so connected to the characters emotionally... it's fantastic to continue the journey right away!

Split Second starts were Pivot Point left us, with Addie having made her choice, staying at the Compound with her mother and finding out that her boyfriend manipulated her and her best friend betrayed her. Addie and Laila are still mending their relationship and Addie feels like she needs some time away from the Compound, and when her dad invites her over to spend Winter break with him at the Norm city where he lives, she jumps at the chance.

Laila finds herself checking the note Addie gave her once she finished the Search for her future and asking her to erase her memories of what she had chosen, so she wouldn't remember what she was choosing and loosing. But she made the note for herself, so she could keep the promise she made to Trevor. Once she finds that she erased Addie's memories and that somehow she could be the key to recover them, Laila starts her own search for answers.

Split Second alternates POVs from Addie to Laila, and even though at first I wasn't too sure I was gonna like it, it really was the right choice! Laila's voice is fantastic and the story needs to be told from both POVs. We get to see Addie and Trevor meet again, and we also get a new couple to root for, Laila and Connor.

I loved both Addie and Laila in this book. Addie is still her own slightly insecure self but in this books she keeps on trying to recover her memories, and not only that but she's trying to find out the truth about many secrets that are around her. She keeps on trying to keep control on her life and doesn't believe what she's told just because. Her interactions with Trevor are beyond adorable, though they're a bit painful since we know the history that is missing there.

Laila is a firecracker, she's tough and caring and she's trying to keep her family together and herself even if she isn't as self assured as she seems and even if her home life isn't something to look forward to. Then while trying to find a way to progress her ability to help Addie, she meets Connor and aha! We got ourselves one excellent relationship of hate to love (with a certain instant attraction too) full of amazing banter between two very protective of themselves people!

Awesome characters, check. Great relationships, check. What about the plot? Well, there's a certain conspiracy that permeates the whole book and that ends up threatening all the characters and relationships and that end up being resolved with the help of some unlikely allies.

All in all, a wonderful book, very character driven and that made me fly through the pages! Left me with a bit of book hangover but the happy kind! Well deserved 4.5 to 5 stars!

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  1. Great review sweetie :D I'm so happy that you loved this sequel! I need to make myself read them soonish, hih (A) Thank you for sharing. <3

    1. It was a great duology, Carina! You should read them soon!
      Thank you sweetie!

  2. I cannot wait to read this book! and I'm really glad you loved it! it makes me want to read it now!! (but I have some books I need tor read first).
    Great review! I'm so glad to hear that Laila's POV was good!

    1. Thank you so much, Lis! You really need to read this one soon!


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