Annike: Hey guys, I’m here today with a review the second book of a duology called Split Second. I read the first book sometime last year so I was not to familiar about the story when I picked it up but I couldn’t believe I had waited so long to read it because it was absolutely fantastic!
Addie has always been able to see the future when faced with a choice, but that doesn’t make her present any easier. Her boyfriend used her. Her best friend betrayed her. So when Addie’s dad invites her to spend her winter break with him in the Norm world, she jumps at the chance. There she meets the handsome and achingly familiar Trevor. He’s a virtual stranger to her, so why does her heart do a funny flip every time she sees him? But after witnessing secrets that were supposed to stay hidden, Trevor quickly seems more suspicious of Addie than interested in her.
Laila, her best friend, has a secret of her own: she can restore Addie’s memories . . . once she learns how. But there are powerful people who don’t want this to happen. Desperate, Laila tries to manipulate Connor, a brooding bad boy from school—but he seems to be the only boy in the Compound immune to her charms. And the only one who can help her.
So I really loved this book. Addie was a really good character to start off with, she was relatable but she was still hurt a lot from book 1. When she moved to Dallas with her dad, away from the world of ‘Paras’ it was interesting to see how she was still part of this world at the same time. I really liked the character of Trevor who seemed to be very real in the way that things didn’t just slip by him the way they normally would but he actually noticed that something was up when Addie was moving with unexplainable speed.
I thought it was really interesting too, how we had the perspective of Laila who was still at the compound and this brought in new characters such as her brother who hadn’t presented an ability yet, Connor the boy who she eventually became interested in with secrets of his own and her Face, who was another connection to the outside world.
A really great thing about this book was how well everything tied into one another and everything seemed to be very thought out to work out so well. There were many different components, inside and outside of the Para world, but there were a lot of links and mysteries that were uncovered and this kept it super engaging.
Anyways, thanks for reading guys I definitely recommend this book, it’s really good . If you have read it let me know what you thought and Zoe and I will be back later for another review 🙂
Star Rating: 5/5