Monday, February 25, 2013
Crash by Lisa McMann
Author: Lisa McMann
# of Pages: 233 (Hardcover)
Rating: 3 stars
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 shesees. 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 loved Lisa McMann's Dream Catcher trilogy and was very eager to read this book when I found out about it.
Crash is fast-paced and full of suspense. The protagonist, Jules, is clever yet reckless as she tries to work out the vision that keeps plaguing her. I loved the relationship she had with her brother and sister. But, her obsession with Sawyer could be annoying at times.
I do not feel like I got to know Sawyer that well. He did not appear that often in the book. And in most of his scenes he was a total jerk. This made it hard to see why Jules liked him so much.
The vision itself was very interesting, especially in the way it appeared to Jules. And I enjoyed trying to work it out with her.
Overall, Crash was a quick, intriguing read. I am curious to see what will happen in the sequel, and hoping that we get to know Sawyer better.