Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Book Review- Crash

I finished reading Crash (Visions #1) by Lisa McMann early this morning for an Around the World ARC Tour.

From Goodreads:

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.

This is the 6th book I've read by Lisa McMann and definitely my favorite.  I easily jumped into the story.  It was set up in such a way that I got completely engrossed.

And I loved Jules.  Her thoughts and saying sometimes cracked me up.  I could see myself saying those things as a teen, or a teen now saying those things.  And I liked Sawyer, Rowan and Trey too.  I could tell right away that Sawyer still wanted to be friendly with Jules (the whole family feud thing made me think of Romeo and Juliet...not sure if was supposed to, but it did).  And Rowan was a great younger sister.  Often times, the slightly younger sister can be portrayed as annoying, but not in this story.  And Trey--Trey was great.  I have to say that I absolutely loved that the author never came right out and said that he was gay.  You knew right from the beginning that he was and its great that the author made it so normal that it didn't need to be said like its some big revelation.  And it cracked me up when both he and Jules were talking about how hot Sawyer is.  Such great sibling relationships.

As for the visions.  I can't even imagine how creepy it must be to see them everywhere you look.  I can't believe Jules didn't go insane from it.  But I liked how the visions changed as she went into action.  It showed that she could change fate.  The only thing is that I want to know WHY she had the visions.  That wasn't explained and I wish it would have been.  And I'm not too sure about the very very end.  I guess I'll have to wait for the next book, Bang, to find out what that's all about!

I gave this book a rating of 4/5.

Crash will be released on January 8, 2013.

This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2013 150+ Reading Challenge: 1
2013 ARC Reading Challenge: 1
2013 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 1
2013 Quick Fix Challenge: 1

*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.


  1. I love Lisa's books and Crash is a highly anticipated read (for me) for 2013. It's great to read a positive review. Only one more week until it's out!

  2. Great review! I've been wanting to read this book for such a long time! The cover looks fantastic.(:

    Niki @ Umbrella Dreams