Split Second by Kasie West

Split Second - Kasie West

I put off reading this book because I wasn't sure that I really wanted to. I liked the somewhat ambiguous ending of the first book and wished there wasn't a sequel. But now I'm glad there was a sequel and I'm very glad I read it.


This book alternates between following Addie and following Laila, which took a little while to grow on me. But once it did, I enjoyed getting to know Laila so much better. To be honest, I didn't really care for her all that much after the first book. I thought she was a pretty shitty best friend to Addie at several points throughout that book. But she was redeemed in my eyes in this book and I really ended up liking her. I enjoyed getting to see Laila's brothers more, particularly Eli. Poor kid. I loved all of Laila and Connor's scenes together, each one was cuter than the last. So adorable.


It was interesting to find out more details about everybody's abilities, and learn about a few abilities that weren't mentioned in the first book. It was fascinating to learn that specific abilities could be passed from parent to child. Obviously there is a genetic element to the abilities in general, but it never occurred to me that children could/would inherit the same exact abilities as one of their parents.


Addie and Trevor were so adorable. It was so cute getting to see them fall in love a second time and in a completely different way than the first time around. But my favorite moment of the book was between Connor and Trevor at the end.


One of the most interesting parts about this book, for me, was the friendship that develops between Stephanie and Addie. It was interesting to see how well they could get along without the romantic rivalry that developed immediately in the first book. It was nice to see another side to Stephanie that wasn't the crazy, jealous ex-girlfriend routine from Pivot Point. I didn't think I remembered much from the first book when I started this one, but when Stephanie brought up the party I remembered that misguided disaster from Pivot Point right away. It was good to know that Stephanie wasn't trying to be malicious in any way, she was just really clueless and naive regarding what Trevor was going through.


I strongly recommend this duology. Both books are fast-paced, interesting, quick reads.