Split Second

Split Second

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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.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 144.78 x 210.82 x 35.56mm | 430.91g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperTeen
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062117386
  • 9780062117380
  • 95,930

Review quote

Praise for SPLIT SECOND: "A fast, smart thriller populated by lively characters." -- Kirkus Reviews Praise for PIVOT POINT: "An expertly plotted, deliciously clever story." -- Kiersten White, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of PARANORMALCY Praise for PIVOT POINT: "With superb storytelling, a masterful blend of paranormal and normal, a helping of wit and humor, and a mouthwatering romance, PIVOT POINT is one of the most delicious books I've read." -- Elana Johnson, author of POSSESSION Praise for PIVOT POINT: "The unique structure, seeing two alternate realities playing out at once, leaves you pleading with the characters-don't answer that phone, don't go in that house, don't talk to that person. PIVOT POINT is at once tense and romantic, challenging and engaging. It's a truly remarkable debut." -- Robison Wells, author of VARIANT Praise for PIVOT POINT: "West takes [an]... intriguing premise and infuses it with a conclusion that will surprise and please the romantic teen reader." -- Booklist Praise for PIVOT POINT: "West has created an intricately woven story of two possible futures. This debut novel...is a welcome change." -- School Library Journalshow more

Back cover copy

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. 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.show more

About Kasie West

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.show more

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11,755 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
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3 17% (2,027)
2 3% (367)
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Our customer reviews

I wanted to read Split Second because I read and loved Pivot Point. The concept of the effects that one simple choice can make and epic consequences in the future, and then Addie having to chose between sometimes two very hard choices for what the future could look like. Although I didn't remember a lot about it, I knew that I loved the romance between her and Trevor and was devastated that it had to be erased. I also liked the friendship between her and Laila and was excited to get her pov in this one. Luckily there is an awesome site called the Recaptains, and it gave me a summary so I wasn't completely lost in this one. I really enjoyed having Laila's point of view for this one. To see how her thought process works, and how she really felt, thought and lengths for her friendship with Addie. I also loved her pairing with Connor. He was a really good guy, and such a mystery. He didn't put up with her bull and he challenged her right back. They had some serious chemistry and I loved Laila's denial of how much Connor affected her, and discovering what real happiness felt like instead of her reasoning of hanging with Duke to get manufactured feelings. I also appreciated seeing Laila's family dynamics. Her father was pitiful while at the same time infuriating. You can understand where he is coming from but you see the price that his family pays for his drastic actions. Also, it was nice to see her with her brothers. They had a close relationship but also the typical teasing and pranks. As far as the Addie and Trevor story, I appreciated in some aspects the whole they don't know each other like they did in the last book. But in others, I am so mourning that advanced relationship and missing how they were with each other. But on the other hand, it was a choice that Addie made--the best of two choices, and she has to live with her choices. So, she knew that she would have the possibility of having memories restored and getting that relationship back. But for then, she was getting to know her new environment and Trevor all over again. It is nice that they had the same chemistry and connections, but things just weren't quite the same because Trevor still suspects things and that puts a different spin on the outcome. The first part of the book was character development and the last part is a lot of explosive action, wrapping all the plots together. I would like to see more building on the healer ability and the restoration of all memories because there was a lot of talk about it, but I didn't feel like that fully came to life like it could have. I also want more with Eli, because it was almost a plot device that he all of the sudden came into power and then we don't get to see the rest of how he deals with it. I know he is a secondary character but I still liked his thread. Anyways, I liked how complicated it was to get the ending that they could all live with and how they used their powers together as well as different points of view. I guess my biggest complaint is that we don't see as much of Addie's searching ability in this one. She is overtaken with this new development in her power, the slowing down time in the present and then almost forgets that she can search futures. But I can imagine that it would be hard to feel like you are living two things and the rest of the world is only seeing the one, the choice that she ends up making. And then with the possibility of restored memories, if you want that burden, of living a life but being the only one that remembered. That Trevor would be new in the relationship but she would know what they shared before and the balance of the two. I know this is supposed to only be a two book series, but I would be all for reading more in this world, even if it isn't from Addie or Laila's point of view. I love the premise still, and how Ms West has written their powers, how they have real consequences that the kids have to consider, and the humor, family and friendship themes that are just as strong as the paranormal aspect. Bottom Line: Fun sequel with characters I love.show more
by Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
An explosive, action packed sequel, designed to please fans of the first installment. Split Second has it all, fast-moving plot, non stop action, dangerous situations, undiscovered abilities and of course lots of romance and relationship drama. I have to admit that I was a little apprehensive at first because Split Second has an split point of view, from both Addie (who I loved in Pivot Point) and Laila (who was not on my good graces), and I didn't know if the story would pull me as much as before. But it did, I should have trusted Kasie West because if there is someone who can change my opinion it's her. I rooted for Laila right away and even though she can be a little too hard headed at times, I really liked her as a character and as the perfect match for Addie's controlled demeanor. And the romance on both sides was scorching. Really, I was already sold on Trevor, I didn't really need any further proof of his complete awesomeness but I am glad West provided more anyway, for my utter pleasure. And then of course there is Connor, who I hadn't had the pleasure of meeting before but I absolutely loved him too. He's sexy and quiet and obsessed with motorcycles, he was just this gentle soul that you can't help but fall for. I don't know what else I can say about this book to make you read it because I am sure everyone who was hooked on the story from Pivot Point would end up adoring this one too. You won't be disappointed.show more
by melannie
Have I told you how awesome Kasie West is? No? Well, I'm telling you right now, she writes the best books. The. Best. If you love Pivot Point and waited anxiously for Split Second, then you will not be disappointed. Seriously, you have to read this one now. I honestly am coming up empty on what to say in my review. I just finished Split Second and I'm left with these overwhelming feelings and thoughts I cannot, for the life of me, sort through. The book was that good that it's very difficult to put into words just how good and why. So if I just end up fangirling until the end of my review, you have to forgive me. I started out Split Second during examination week, so no matter how much I wanted to stay awake and finish the book in one sitting, I had to force myself and try to study. (That sucks I know) But, it definitely was worth the wait. Split Second picked up shortly where Pivot Point ended. I admit, in the beginning I was quite lost 'cause the things that happened in the first book were quite hazy to me. And now I'm thinking that I should probably have skimmed through Pivot Point first. But after the first few pages and the book picked up pace, I got wholly absorbed in the story. Split Second was very well executed. It has a fast pace that matches up perfectly with the excitement and the twists that would come out at every turn. I didn't know I missed Addison and Trevor this much until I started reading the book. The romance and chemistry between them are one of the great things I was most looking forward to. (If I find my Trevor, I'm never going to let him go, lol) But what came as the most surprise to me in the book is Laila. Since the book was written in her and Addie's POV, we got to know more about her and have full access to her life and thoughts. Laila grew on me. She's stubborn, kickass and a very loyal friend. I admire her strength to never take crap from others and the way she protects everyone she holds dear. I really think she should get her own series (pretty please, Ms. Kasie West?). And the other thing that surprised me in the book is Connor. Where was he in Pivot Point? We should have had him instead of that jerk Duke. Connor is the brooding, mysterious, hot guy. And would it make me bad if I said I think I love him more than I love Trevor? Split Second is full of turns and twists that you wouldn't expect. It's a perfect combination of swoonworthy romance, hot guys, well developed characters and an exciting, twisty plot. If I have not given you enough reasons to read the book... then I probably suck at writing a review (I really hope not), lol. Seriously though, pick up the book. And I will stalk Kasie West anywhere I can until the next installment comes out. Highly recommended!show more
by Diana Terrado
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