Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Review: Crash by Lisa McMann

Crash (Visions, #1)Crash (Visions #1)
Lisa McMann
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: January 8, 2013

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.

Back a few years ago, I was obsessed with Lisa McMann's Wake series. Looking back, I think that if I had read those books for the first time now, I would have a very different view of them. That being said, I was excited that Lisa was coming out with a companion series, but I was also nervous about it for that very reason. 

Crash is a very thrilling ride. Lisa McMann sure knows how to keep you enthralled until the very end. This is the kind of book that you will read in one sitting, both because it's so short, and because you just need to know what is going to happen. 

This book needed a lot more character development. I liked Jules and Sawyer fine, and I was definitely entertained by Jules's siblings, but they all needed more developing. If I remember correctly, this was a problem in the wake series, too. It comes with having such short books. But I'm hoping that this will be remedied in the next book.   

All in all, Crash is a good start to a series. I'm not obsessed with it by any means, but I'm still looking forward to what's in store next. And Lisa continues to be an author that I'll always read.


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