Author: Lisa McMann
Series: Visions (#1)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
How Received: publisher ARC
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.
As usual, McMann manages to create a book that, while not completely memorable, sucks you in and drags you along for a ride.
Short, sweet, and to the point: the book fits in well with the rest of McMann's discography. I loved it while I was reading it and was unable to put it down, but it's not a book I'm going to come back to for a reread.
And you know what? That's okay. Because the suspense, which is the best part of the book, would be ruined by me knowing what already happened. And boy, does this book have suspense.
I liked the characters well enough, even though Jules' obsession with Sawyer made me groan about ninety percent of the time. (I got past it because the suspense kept me going, but really? You've been in love with him for how long? I know you're doing that thing teenage girls and guys do where they love from afar, but... oi vey!) And I liked the dichotomy of the old Italian rivals, because it was super over dramatic -- just like in real life.
All in all, it was a really entertaining book; I'd definitely recommend picking it up if you need something to distract you and suck you in for a few hours.
Overall Rating & Final Comments: 8/10. The characters occasionally rubbed on my nerves, but the suspense more than made it worth it.
Have any of you read Crash? What did you think?