Addison Coleman's life is one big "What if?" As a Searcher, a special type of clairvoyant, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she is able to look into the future and see both outcomes. So when her parents tell her they are getting a divorce and she has to pick who she wants to live with, a Search has never been more important.
In one future Addie is living with her mom in the life she's always known and is being pursued by the most popular guy in school. In the other she is the new girl in school, where she falls for a cute, quiet artist. Then Addie finds herself drawn into a murder investigation, and her fate takes a darker turn.
This was a pretty average book until the ending hit. And the ending was immensely well crafted and heartwrenching and ohmygoodness I can't even.
My biggest issue with this book was the premise, which was also this book's biggest boon. Addie has the power to see future outcomes of various choices she makes, but
she has to live all the way through the consequences to figure out which she wants, meaning that if it's a life altering decision, she'll possibly be living multiple lives. The author didn't explore how this could affect Addie; I feel like she'd be more mature or more life weary as in a way she could live various lives, which would almost leave her immortal in a way or with way too many memories. It's a fascinating premise, but it wasn't explored at all which was disappointing to me.
I thought that, given her power, the choice her parents initially forced her to make was completely unfair, and I was surprised that she just took this and decided to look into the future.
The plot got very complicated and due to the supernatural aspects it could be challenging to figure out what exactly was happening, but the general line and eventual choice was strong and fascinating to read.
The ending was absolutely fantastic and incredibly well planned. I was really pleasantly surprised by how awfully neatly everything came together.
I did enjoy how characters in both lives appeared and how they kept their personalities, but I found it so hard to suspend my disbelief and envision how Addie's old school would just happen to be in the same football league as her new school. If her dad really wanted to escape this world, why wouldn't he go to an entirely new place?
I don't know about this one. I did enjoy it, but it left me wanting more details and more explanations.