This book was INSANELY good! I honestly was not expecting to love it as much as I did. I could not put it down; to the point that I've had the third Mara Dyer book in my possession for over 24 hours and am only about 20 pages in. I cannot read multiple books at once. No matter how often I try, I just cannot do it. And I don't like to.
That said, I was COMPLETELY willing to put this book on hold and come back to it after finishing The Retribution of Mara Dyer. But I couldn't do it. I had to know what was going to happen next.
This story is about a girl named Addie who lives within a secret compound along with thousands of other people who have advanced mental abilities. She can see her future, but only in the sense of choosing between two different choices (i.e. her parents get divorced and she needs to choose one with whom she will live, and so she looks into each of the two possible futures for a duration of 6 weeks to enable her to make this choice.) And that is the book.
I LOVED that each chapter was alternating between the two futures. I'm glad it wasn't one side straight through to the end, and then the other side. I'm not crazy about love triangles. But you had to know while reading that there was more to one of the two guys than met the eye. So I was pretty happy with how that all played out. I was saddened by the choice that Addie had to make in the end, but it was completely understandable.
I loved this book. I loved the end. I loved the epilogue. I really don't see the need for another book, so I'm kind of sad that there is one. I wish sometimes that authors could leave their conclusions the way Kasie West did in this book without feeling the need to add to the story. There is nothing wrong with leaving a somewhat open, yet optimistic, conclusion to a story. It can actually be rather refreshing.
However, I will obviously be reading Split Second and I'm sure I will enjoy that one also.
Now: it's Mara Dyer time.