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Split Second (Pivot Point #2)

4.14  ·  Rating Details  ·  9,878 Ratings  ·  1,328 Reviews
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 with
Kindle Edition, 360 pages
Published February 11th 2014 by HarperTeen
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Amanda From Kasie West's website:

Q: Is Pivot Point a trilogy?
A: No, the series ends with Split Second.
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Steph Sinclair
At this point in my reading career, I am utterly convinced that Kasie West writes books just for me. No one can dissuade me that she goes to her desk at the end of her day and says, "Now, what amazingly cute story can I write to make Steph Sinclair explode into a confetti parade of happiness?" The thing is, after reading a grand total of three of her books in one year, she has never failed me on this front. The humor is spot on, the characters are entirely lovable, and I know without a doubt whe ...more
Aj the Ravenous Reader

I was a bit worried when I started reading this because I wasn't sure how the author was going to spin around the plot in this final installment. But I shouldn't have doubted her because Kasie West didn't fail me.

The story has become even more interesting in this sequel especially with the alternating POVs of the two heroines, Addie and Laila (one of the coolest pairs of best friends you'll ever meet.)

That's right! There are two heroines in this book who are equally developed, who have equally
My reaction upon discovering that there was a sequel to the brilliant Pivot Point:

The excitement is for the following reasons:
1. I have it on good authority that Untitled Pivot Point #2 is going to be amazing! After reading Pivot Point #1, I have a lot of well founded trust in Kasie West's abilities. And, you know...

2. Addie no longer 'desires' Duke, the annoying, cocky turd . So now she can focus on the important people *cough* Trevor *cough*.

3. Reading another story with my favourite c
Simona Bartolotta

(I rated Pivot Point four stars with an actual 3.5, so I basically enjoyed both books the same way, though I think book one is intrinsically more engaging because, let's be serious, the double-patterned plot is unbeatable; long story short, the three stars I'm giving here are due to the fact that with a four and a three the mean that comes out is 3.5, which is my actually rating for the whole duology. But the book is enjoyable just as much as Pivot Point is.)

"A wrong was just righted."

Kasie West can officially do no wrong; I am absolutely certain of it at this point. She is also the reigning Queen of Intense Endings, Lovable Characters, Snark, and Plot Twists. This, I am also certain of. I was initially unsure that anything could come close to evoking the same love I had for Pivot Point, but I'm glad I can say, also with certainty, that Split Second came pretty damn close. And even having come close to evoking the love I had for Pivot Point, that's not to say I didn't love Sp ...more
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4.5 stars

Split Second is just another reason why Kasie West is one of my favourite authors. Along with her snarky writing, lovable characters and swoon inducing romance as well as an ass-kicking plot line, who can be disappointed?

Like Pivot Point, Split Second follows the point of view of Addie, but now with a new addition of Laila’s point of view. I was mainly worried about wanting to skim Laila’s POV since I was rooted on reading all the Addie and Trevor sc
Nov 05, 2015 Laurence rated it really liked it
Shelves: dying-to-read
Kasie West, I love you. When have you ever written something I didn't like?

This book puts an end to a fantastic series. The idea of a world where a small part of the population live secluded and have awesome abilities is incredibly intriguing, which is why so many readers can't stop reading once they begin. When you start reading, you're impressed by these people and wish you could have such powers, but as the story goes, you start doubting that it would be a nice world to live in, because there
Dec 21, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: signed
Loved learning more about the Compound. The ending totally surprised me. I can't believe I didn't see that one coming. I still feel kind of bad for Duke even though he continues to make bad choices. I did miss getting to see two different choices unfold. Addie still does a search here and there. I would probably search everything if I were her. LOL

5 stars

Kasie West does it again! Oh my god, guys, I am so happy. I want to dance around and throw confetti in the air, because obviously I've officially found my author soul mate. This is Kasie's third book, and just like the other two, it gets 5 stars from me. I mean, there's auto-buy authors, and then there's please-can-I-stalk-you-and-maybe-marry-you authors, and that's kind of what Kasie West is becoming to me. *cough* Okay. Calm down, Debby. Cool it.

Split Second picks up right where Pivot P
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Apr 15, 2015 Mlpmom (Book Reviewer) rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
It had been way too long since I have read Pivot Point before I started this so I went into it not quite remembering everything that happened before but still very much eager to start it. I loved Pivot Point and more importantly, I love West's book so regardless of knowing or remembering it all, I jumped right in without hesitation.

I just love Trevor and Addie but I have to say, Leila and Connor were every bit as fabulous.

I had my doubts on whether I would love getting a dual point of view betwe
Feb 14, 2014 Cecile rated it did not like it
I guess it had to happen. My first rage-quit/annoyed review of 2014

*wipes away tear of emotion*

I actually did finish the book even though I skimmed a lot through the last 15%, but that’s what you get when an incredibly predictable plot twist arrives at a point when you already are feeling pretty much over the whole read.

The worst part though? I was genuinely excited for this sequel. I didn’t adore Pivot Point, the second half was a little disappointing and the ending well…the ending seemed cre
Jodi Meadows
Jul 25, 2015 Jodi Meadows rated it it was amazing
A fast and fun finale to PIVOT POINT.
Kristin Hackett (SuperSpaceChick)
Originally posted on Super Space Chick:

**Warning! If you haven’t read Pivot Point which is the first book in the duology by Kasie West, there will be spoilers ahead. You can read my review of the first book instead if you haven’t started the series yet!**

Split Second by Kasie West is the second book in the Pivot Point duology and it is everything I wanted out of this story. Split Second picks up after the events of the first book, as if Addie has chosen to live with her mother and the events in
Jaime Arkin
OMG I <3 Kasie West forever and Trevor and Connor and Addie & Laila ... Just amazing.

I know you’re all dying to get your hands on this book… Pivot Point started as one of my favorite reads of the year, and 200plus books later it’s still at the top. I quickly realized how much love I had for Kasie West. I was so excited when I found out that there would be a book 2.

If you haven’t read Pivot Point, turn away. Now. My comments will probably spoil what happens because there is no way I can
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Actual Rating: 4.5 stars

There is a special place in my heart for those authors who can turn out quality book after quality book at a quick pace. Of course, I love the authors who write their beautiful novels slowly, but the Kasie Wests of the world, who can write two delightful, feels-inducing novels a year? They keep me in happy things to read, and I thank them for it. This is my third Kasie West book, and I feel like she can do no wrong with me. Split Second is every bit as fun, humorous and s
Jul 07, 2015 Sandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Split Second is the sequel to Pivot Point and it basically picks up right where that one left off. I have to admit that I was a bit nervous as to how this one would or even could possibly follow up Pivot Point. Plus, I wasn’t sure why we were getting Laila’s POV. I thought it might be kind of a repeat of the same story but in a different time frame, but thankfully Kasie West was able to add in so much more to the story.

It’s funny because I went into this sequel dying to find out what happens wi
Inspired Kathy
May 11, 2016 Inspired Kathy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2016
Great sequel. I knew the plot line of the first book before reading it but had no clue where this one was headed. Held my attention and I loved both Addie & Laila's storylines. Kasie West is on my favorite author list for sure.

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Oct 18, 2014 Ilze marked it as to-read

3.5 stars - Spoilers

Most YA books are all essentially the same old story with the same old boring speshul snowflake heroine plodding along in her snowflakey way and being all insufferable and boring. In a lot of ways Split Second was no different to the usual YA but for some reason all the cliches and tropes came together and worked for me. The story was entertaining and easy to immerse into, the characters (bar one or two) didn't make me want to pull my hair out, and the dual POV and intertwini
Apr 30, 2015 Meg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
5 Reasons I Can’t Believe You’re Reading This When You Could Be Reading Split Second:

1. Trevor.

Trevor is amazing. He’s one of those all-around super-fantastic, incredibly nice guy book boyfriends (you know, the Levis and Hectors and Tuckers and have I mentioned how much I love this trend?) He’s kind of the best thing ever and should be enough to pick up the book right there.


If you need further reasoning (though, seriously, Trevor) head over to Cuddlebuggery.
Sophia Sardothien
Dec 23, 2014 Sophia Sardothien rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, romance
This is such a great intense sequel I love it wayyy better then the first one <3 highly recommend you all to read it :)
Jan 24, 2016 Marian rated it it was amazing
Even better than the first! Love Kasie West. ;)
Katie (Kitkatscanread)
So I have now read all books released by Kasie West so far. I've loved them all and gave them all 5 stars because she never ceases to amaze me with her writing and plot lines.
I fall in love with her characters.
Split Second was not a disappointment.
I enjoyed how the duology was finished, and it gave me a satisfied feeling.
I can't wait to see what she brings next.
Kaylee Magic
Mar 17, 2013 Kaylee Magic marked it as to-read

P.S. Kasie, I have a total author-crush on you. <333333 (':
Apr 02, 2015 Kauthar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual rating: 4.5 stars
Ah I loved this! I really liked the first book Pivot Point but Split Second was just so much more! The plot was thicker and there was actually a lot of times where I was shocked by something. It wasn't predictable at all. Kasie really creates characters you care about and feel for! I loved everyone, Addie, Laila, Trevor and Connor! Ah Connor *heart eyes*

This book just gave me everything I didn't realize I wanted from Pivot Point. I mean it isn't mind blowing or anything,
Arielle Walker
Mar 06, 2016 Arielle Walker rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Sweetly forgettable
Actual Rating: 3.5/5 stars

OMG. This book is just what I need right now. Split Second was a perfect stress reliever. It was light and fun enough to take my mind off things. I loved Pivot Point and I'm so happy that this didn't disappoint! Ha! It rhymes!

Laaaaame. I know, sorry.

Anyway, I was surprised to see Laila having a POV in this book! I didn't know what to feel about it at first but seriously, she made this read even more entertaining! She's such a tough character on the outside but on the i

The first half was fabulous, the second one left me confused (too much convenience and I didn't actually buy the resolution). Anyways, a fun read with a lot of action and some interesting do-overs. :)


The characters are as great as before.

We get to see both Addie and Laila coping with what happened in the first book, we get to see their friendship shine through all that darkness. These two can not be any more different (and this goes also for their romances), but their frie
May 28, 2014 Juhina rated it it was amazing
I can't even.. This book was perfect. I should have never doubted Kasi West when I found out this book is also told from Laila's POV. I love everyone: Addie, Trevor, Laila, and Connor.. Especially Connor <3. Just a perfect sequel and a perfect duology. Very unique and different and a very addicting read.
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I write YA. I eat Junior Mints. Sometimes I go crazy and do both at the same time. My novels are: PIVOT POINT and its sequel SPLIT SECOND. And my contemporary novels: THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, ON THE FENCE, THE FILL-IN BOYFRIEND, PS I LIKE YOU, and BY YOUR SIDE. My agent is the talented and funny Michelle Wolfson.
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“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.”
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