Sunday, January 26, 2014

Pivot Point (Incompleted): Review


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.


This is the first (in ever) review that is about a book I haven't finished reading. I know many readers love Pivot Point. Sadly I'll never be one of them. I know it might be inappropriate to write a review about an unfinished book. And I apologize ahead for extreme words that I might use afterwards. But I feel like I need to write this because 1) I have to get this certain emotion out of my chest and 2) Pivot Point is just... I have no words. And not in a good way.

Let me tell you. Trying to finish Pivot Point is painful. And I mean painful. Like I can't concentrate even just the least bit. That's enough for this book to be doomed in my perspective. Either the book is super good you feel like you have to share it even though you haven't even finish it or it just gives you pain (in the ass). And the situation now is definitely not the former one. Why is it painful? I read the first half of the book, and it's disastrous. Nothing, and I mean nothing, is interesting enough to hold my attention. That's completely new to me, because even though I hate a certain book, something will still grab my attention. But there's none here. How can I even read it?

The characters are actually not a problem. They're average characters. Well, except they (or most of them) have weird abilities, they're emotionally average. The problem is that the weird-abilities part kind of sucks. Yeah, they can do lots of stuff that many can only dream of. So what? There are little display of their abilities. I've read tons of books about that kind of abilities, at least in one way or another. It's not that big of a problem though. What actually pisses me off is the dullness it brings. I hate bland stuff. There's no way I can even try to dwell into Pivot Point.

After the outburst, I feel like I should salvage the book a little even though the first half has nothing worth redeeming. I've heard a lot about the second half being much better than the first half. And I have a feeling it might be true. Surely the great ratings can't be untrue? But it still doesn't change my decision that I will not pick up Pivot Point again (at least not in the foreseeable future). I think my lack of time to finish a book these days is a catalyst. But it doesn't change that I might just never read Pivot Point again, let alone Split Second.

Rating: 2/10

P.S. This is just my opinion. I don't mean to sound so harsh but that's how I feel.

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