on January 8, 2012
Series: Visions #1
Genres: Young Adult
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
If what you see is what you get, Jules is in serious trouble. The suspenseful first of four books from the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy.
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.
I adore Lisa McMann. I attribute the Wake trilogy with helping me fall in love with young adult books. So naturally I was thrilled to learn that she was starting a new YA series. Crash is a short book, but it’s chock full of suspense and fun.
Honestly, I wasn’t expecting Crash to be so fun. Lisa’s YA book usually have pretty dark themes and equally dark characters, but this has Jules and she is hilarious. I giggled a lot. She’s super witty and self deprecating. She makes lists that even have footnotes from time to time. Who doesn’t love footnotes?! I also really enjoyed the fact that her family is very involved in the story. Her brother is her best friend and their relationship was done wonderfully.
Crash isn’t only about the vision that Jules keeps seeing. There’s also a very mysterious plot revolving around family secrets and rivalries. I found that very fascinating and I like that just enough of my questions were answered in this one, but not all. The vision was also a very captivating part of the story. Jules has no idea how to deal with it. I certainly had no idea how she was going to prevent it. So I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough!
If you’re in the market for a book that perfectly balances humor and mystery then I highly recommend Crash by Lisa McMann. It’s thrilling and filled with the kind of characters you can’t help but love.