February 04, 2013

Review: Crash (Vision #1) by Lisa McMann

Crash (Visions, #1)
Crash by Lisa McMann
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published January 8th 2013
by Simon Pulse

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.

          My Review: 

     I really do love Lisa McMann's books. They are all full of excitement. If you like her Wake series, then you'll enjoy this book. Though in Wake her character sees her visions in people's dreams, Jules sees them every where in this novel. They are everywhere, billboards, on television on any plain surface. It's like a movie is playing before her eyes. These two series are about visions. McMann must have a thing for it as I do too. The visions in this story were very engaging.

      What would you do if you see a vision that resulted in someone's death? Would you tell them and risk the chance of them not believing you? Well that's what happens to Jules. Jules can't get rid of these visions. She doesn't know what to do with it. At first she kind of ignore it but something made her pay close attention. That's when she realized that one of the dead bodies is Sawyer. Her love interest. That's where the story becomes interesting. How will she get him to take her serious about her vision? Lucky for her she has a super cool brother that is there for her regardless if he believes her or not.

     I really enjoyed this novel, but I sort of felt that I was watching a human version of Spongebob sometimes. Jules and Sawyer's family both have a restaurant business. And there's a lot of talk about secret recipes. It reminded me of Mr. Krabs & Plankton. LOL. I liked the story as it progressed. The change of events happen so quickly. I had to re-read the scene to make sure I grabbed everything. Though I wasn't crazy about the ending, I think that fans of Mcmann won't be disappointed in this novel, especially if you like her Wake series. I give Crash 4 stars and a Good Choice for Reading.



  1. Thanks for the review, I've had my eye on this since I first heard of it. Laughed out loud at the Spongebob reference! (oh how I hate that show)

    1. It's true, they talked about secret recipes and how the other stole it. It felt like I was watching an episode of Spongebob there. LOL.

  2. This author is hit or miss for me. I'll definitely give it a try as the premise does sound promising. But I'm very weary.

    1. You're not the first to say that. I really have enjoyed all her novels. I wasn't too happy with the ending. Like the very last paragraph. But I did enjoy the book.


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