*REVIEW* Crash


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.

So I have to admit that I was a little unsure about whether or not I wanted to start this new series by Lisa McMann, not because I haven't enjoyed her writing in the past (because I really have!) but because I was so majorly disappointed with the third and final book of her Wake trilogy. Well, let me tell you... I am SO happy I put aside that bad experience and decided to read this book because Crash was really great! A wonderful start to a promising new series. Yayyy!

So the synopsis really says it all... Jules is bombarded with horrible visions of a grisly accident that leaves nine people dead, including the boy she's been in love with for as long as she can remember. She's tasked with finding a way to prevent the accident from happening which is much easier said than done! Not only is Jules dealing with her own doubt about her sanity, but who will else will actually believe her? It's a race against time as Jules tries to solve the puzzle and prevent the death of innocent people.

As if that wasn't enough to deal with, Jules is confronted with old family secrets, secrets that shed light on the feud her family has with the Angotti family. The family her crush happens to be a part of. Joy. Will Jules figure it out in time or will she be too late? Or worse, will she end up in a body bag herself? You've got to read to find out!

I really enjoyed this book. It's a SUPER fast read because you won't want to put it down! I'd give it a solid 4 of 5 stars. And the ending... what a cliffhanger!!! Cannot wait to see what will happen next. I'd definitely recommend this book to others because it's engaging, fast-paced, and will have you unable to put it down. What more could you ask for in a book?

My only complaint with this book would be Jules' phrase: "Oh my dogs". Which is weird enough, at least to me because I've never heard it before, but it's more the fact that she says it WAYYYY too much. Repetition is quickly becoming a pet peeve of mine in books so I'd love to see that phrase forgotten as the series continues.

But hey, I'm nitpicking which means all in all, I REALLY liked this book! I bet you will too. Be sure to check it out when it releases in January. Enjoy! *XOXO*

Expected publication date: January 8, 2013 by Simon Pulse

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