Pivot Point, Book 1
Synopsis: Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier…
Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.
In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through… and who she can’t live without.
Review: This is a story I was curious to discover! It is not the author who interested me, although I like her pen, but the story itself. The synopsis promised me an unexpected structure that I wanted to discover, and I was not disappointed!
Addison lives in a world apart, a kind of bubble located in Texas that brings together people with extraordinary psychic skills. Hers? To read the future. Finally not quite that: she is able to see the branches of her future that will be revealed according to the choices she makes. Great thing will you say to me! Maybe … I’m not so sure, she realizes how much this can affect her life.
If we ignore this, it’s a teenager like the others: a best friend, teen problems, parents who argue and end up divorcing. Wait, freeze. And if we were holding one of these branches, a trigger. And if that was the trigger? If making the choices that concern her could be the trigger for this wave of events?
I was expecting a lot of things from this story, but I did not expect that. That does not mean it’s negative, far from it. It took me a while to understand what was happening to me over the pages. I felt a little lost, I must admit it. The universes cross, mix, without warning. And then all of a sudden, I found the breadcrumb trail. The story is finally very logical, because, obviously, it is above all a question of choice. The author explores the paths to Addison’s future, showing us that if the paths can be very different, they converge to the same point.
I really enjoyed this very original reading, which shows that things are much more complex than appearances suggested. The characters are well defined, rich, original for some (with a big crush on one of them!), And I can not wait, read the volume 2! But I will have to wait! Arggggg