I'm an eighteen-year old two-faced Filipina extrovert who has been living in the pages of books for two years now. I expertize in warped logic and extreme criticism.
5 out of 5 stars.
Having a stressful week? Frustrated with the book you just read? Or simply having too much going on? THEN I SUGGEST YOU READ THIS BOOK! This book is so refreshing it can take away your stress and frustrations.
If you take a look at my previous reviews, you'd see how frustrated I was with the recent books I had been reading. Either it had become irrational or it just didn't reach my expectations given the promising premise.
But this book? Holy crap. This book was like HEAVEN-SENT when I began reading it.
Everything is thoroughly explained and the plot is very original. It's tells the story of a girl who lives in a place called the Compound where people have extraordinary psychological abilities. This girl, Addie, has the ability to see her future but only if she has to choose between two choices. So when her parents announce that they're having a divorce, she's forced to decide whether to stay with her mom in the Compound and continue the life she has always known, or leave with her dad and blend in with Norms or normal people.
Each chapter is an alternation of Addie's life in the Compound and in the Norm world. At first I was confused how and why in one chapter she's in the Compound and then the next she's in the Norm world. But I have to admit the writing is so savvy I didn't entertain that thought until I'm one-fourth of the book in. And then things appear which makes me realize she's currently in a Search and she's simultaneously seeing her life with her mom or dad after six weeks. The twists are so good I actually found myself literally gasping.
Then there's the romance. Gosh, choosing between Duke and Trevor is like choosing your favorite among your children. It's that tough of a decision! I didn't know whether to opt for cocky yet sweet jock Duke or quiet and simple Trevor. Addie's life with either of these two equals the other. It's one of the things that will certainly pull the reader towards the end because they will be greatly anticipating for whoever Addie ends up with as well.
Lastly, the plot twist is just so groundbreaking! Everything about this book is so brilliant! I admired how Kasie West put together the mysterious and heart-stirring elements of this book. And even if most people will consider it a light and fun read, the emotions are still real that the reader will suddenly find herself reeling from it too.
In as much as I'd like to talk more about it, it will be better if you see it for yourself instead.