Review: Split Second by Kasie West

There are sequels and then there are SEQUELS.  Split Second, which I have been counting down to get my hands on, is one of the best sequels I have ever read.  And I am so glad.  Pivot Point was one of my all time favorite reads so I had no idea how Kasie West would top it or even continue the story.  But she nailed it.  Great story line, great character development, enough of a love story without it being overpowering, and great action.  My only complaint, and it is a huge one, is that this is it.  There are no more books about Addie, Laila, and the rest of the kids from the Compound and what a shame that is.

Bottomline:  A must read for any 5th grader that wants to be caught up in an amazing story.

From Goodreads:

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 without a price.

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.


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