Split Second

Finished Split Second by Kasie West.

Summary (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.”

I really loved Pivot Point, so I have no idea why I waited so long to read this.  (I’m sorry, me!)

This book is so different from Kasie West’s standalone contemps, but I absolutely love both.  This is more of a paranormal novel, although it reads like contemp if that makes sense.

Because I read this so long after I read Pivot Point, I had forgotten a lot of the things that happened in that book.  (I mention that because this book still made perfect sense to me.  So it does function as a standalone, although I think you’d enjoy it more if you read the first one.  Maybe you’ll be smarter than I was and read them back to back, now that you can.)

Even if you think you don’t like paranormals, read this anyway.  It’s amazing.

Recommended.

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