[Review] Crash by Lisa McMann

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Title: Crash
Series: Visions #1
Author: Lisa McMann
Format: Hardcover 256 pages
Publication Date: January 8, 2013
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Jules lives with her family above their restaurant, which means she smells like pizza most of the time and drives their double-meatball-shaped food truck to school. It’s not a recipe for popularity, but she can handle that.

What she can’t handle is the recurring vision that haunts her. Over and over, Jules sees a careening truck hit a building and explode...and nine body bags in the snow.

The vision is everywhere—on billboards, television screens, windows—and she’s the only one who sees it. And the more she sees it, the more she sees. The vision is giving her clues, and soon Jules knows what she has to do. Because now she can see the face in one of the body bags, and it’s someone she knows. Someone she has been in love with for as long as she can remember.

In this riveting start to a gripping series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa McMann, Jules has to act—and act fast—to keep her vision from becoming reality.

My Thoughts
I haven't read much from Lisa McMann so my frame of reference is a little distorted, but what I can tell you is how much I loved this book! The concept of a young girl seeing vision of an accident in the future is really fresh and unique, compared to all the dystopian and paranormal YA books that are in the market right now.

The main character, Jules is a great representation of a young girl in high school. She is awkward, in love, and having a bit of a meltdown. The visions are a great catalyst for a lot of issues that Jules has to deal with. For one the boy she loves, Sawyer, is part of a rival family that own an Italian restaurant down the street, and her own family has some demons hidden away so that no one around knows the truth.

Jules has a great sense of humor throughout this book, her dialogue between her family is quite entertaining, especially with her brother. She pushes the story forward without much effort and before you know it, the book ended and I was a little sad. I wanted more of Jules and Sawyer because their relationship was one of my favorite parts. The tension between them was palpable and I have to say that I would love him too, if I were in Jules shoes.

The one thing I would change would be the relationship itself, I wanted more from it. you knew they cared for each other throughout the whole novel, but they didn't express it until the very end and I was a little disappointed in that. I also wanted the writing to be a little more captivating (outside of the dialogue) but these things did not deter my love for this book.

Over all it was a great mystery that evolved into something that has great potential. Jules is a character that can attract great attention, and she is a better role model then some of the heroins out there right now *cough* Bella *cough* so please pick up this book. It is the start to a great new series!

4/5 Stars

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  1. I originally didn't think this book was for me but I've been hearing so many great things about it, I need to check it out!

  2. Interesting -- I hadn't really read the premise of this before but after reading your review, I am intrigued!

  3. I've been hesitante to read this one since i've hear just so many mixed emotions about it! I'm leaning towards reading it though just too see how it is. Great Review!
    Lily @ lilysbookblog