Monday, December 10, 2012

First Trade Review


So I got my first trade review from none other than Kirkus. :) I'm not going to lie, this was how I read it: *holds breath, holds breath, lets out a tiny squeak, squeezes eyes shut, realizes I can't read, opens eyes, holds breath again, lets out breath in a relieved rush of air*

Reviews make me nervous. Trade reviews make me even more nervous. But I'm so happy with this review. I feel like the reviewer really understood what I was trying to do with the pacing and the plot. I love it when people get it. And I'm so excited to be able to share my Kirkus review with you:  

PIVOT POINT 
Author: West, Kasie

Review Issue Date: January 1, 2013
Online Publish Date: December 12, 2012
Publisher:HarperTeen
Pages: 352
Price ( Hardcover ): $17.99
Price ( e-book ): $9.99
Publication Date: February 12, 2013
ISBN ( Hardcover ): 978-0-06-211737-3
ISBN ( e-book ): 978-0-06-211740-3
Category: Fiction

Clairvoyant Addison Coleman must choose between two futures and two love interests.
Addie has the ability to see potential futures. Her powers are very specific: She can only see her own futures and only what will happen if she makes a decision. When her parents decide to divorce, her father drops a bombshell on her—he intends to leave the secret community that is home to the paranormal and live among the normal people. In order to decide whom she will live with, Addie performs a Search that, in alternating chapters, reveals Addie’s two possible futures. The plotting is deft enough that the stories interweave without being repetitive, and both give clues to a mystery Addie’s father is investigating that involves dead teenage girls from the Compound. If Addie stays, she will be romanced by handsome quarterback and all-around-most-popular boy in school Duke Rivers. If she leaves, she befriends the thoughtful, witty Trevor—who was quarterback for his school before an injury while playing against Duke’s team. Both love interests are developed well, and readers will be able to see Addie with either. The worldbuilding isn’t as on point—the Compound raises logistical questions that are glossed over for the sake of the plot’s strong pace. Minor missteps are easy to forgive given the underlying suspense of multiple mysteries.
West’s debut showcases riveting storytelling. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)

14 comments:

  1. What a FABULOUS review, especially from those monsters at Kirkus. CONGRATS KASIE!!!! am sooo looking forward to reading PP (though lol those initials make me giggle- peepee....). Anyway congratulations again Kasie and looking forward to February :-)

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  2. Um, wow!! This is an INCREDIBLE review by anyone's standards, and from Kirkus, I'd say it's doubly awesome. I couldn't agree more that this showcases riveting storytelling!! And of course all the other good stuff they said.

    Go, Kasie!!

    PIVOT POINT ROCKS!!

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  3. Fabulous review -- and by KIRKUS! Wow! way to go Kasie!!! :)

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  4. Really great review - congrats! I'm itching to read your book :)

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  5. Congratulations! That is so great! Congratulations. Your book is now on my TBR!

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  6. WOW!!! What an AMAZING review. And from Kirkus! Way to go, Kasie!

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  7. THIS IS AMAZING, Kasie!!! Congrats! Can't wait to read it. :)

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  8. So the question is do I have to go to California to get a signed copy or are you coming to Texas?

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  9. Such an incredible review for an INCREDIBLE book! :) So excited for you!

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  10. Yay, way to go Katie! This is an amazing review, especially considering it's from Kirkus! Most of all, I'm glad YOUR happy with it :) Have I mentioned how excited I am to read Pivot Point? I so am!

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  11. CONGRATS, KASIE!!! Can't wait to read it!!! <33
    And I just see that it'll be out on Feb. That's AMAZING! :D

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  12. Yay, Kasie! You already know I love the book, and I'm so glad others are on board with spreading the word. Congrats!

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  13. Pivot Point is soooooo AWESOME and Kirkus knows it!!

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  14. That's so cool, Kasie! I love that they called it "riveting" because that's seriously one of the best things you can say about a book. Like, if you think about what rivets actually do (I know I'm geeking out here--indulge me), you're essentially saying that you're "tethered" to that book in a rather permanent way. Which is pretty damn cool.

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