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January 17, 2013

Review: Crash by Lisa McMann

Title: Crash (Visions, #1)
Author: Lisa McMann
Publisher: Simon Pulse (Canada)
Publication date: January 8, 2013
Genre(s): Young Adult (Fantasy/Paranormal)
Source: Publisher
Format: ARC
Pages: 256
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.
Crash is a book that I was VERY excited to get my hands on! When I got an ARC, I was super happy. Crash talks about a girl named Jules, who keeps on having this constant vision over and over again. Jules works at her family's pizza business. She lives above their restaurant with her family. I really liked how the family was involved in this book. In some books, they totally forget the family members!! Jules has an older brother, Trey, and a younger sister, Rowan. Her family has a rival, and that is Sawyer's family. Sawyer is the boy Jules is in love with, since she was in the second or third grade. Sawyer's family having a pizza restaurant, and bad history with Jules' family, they are not to talk to each other. Jules thinks as that of a huge bummer (her being in love with him and all). When Jules starts seeing these "visions" of a car crash over and over again, she goes crazy. She tries to avoid it, but every TV, window, etc, the crash is there. She ignores it, but when she see's one of the dead bodies, she makes it her mission to stop the crash.
I really like it when books have a bit of paranormal, but the rest it totally contemporary. It makes it much more realistic. I loved Jules, she was funny, and sarcastic at some points. I was jealous of her relationship with her brother and sister, because they weren't just siblings, but friends. The romance isn't that much, but it was very cute. The book started getting very interesting when Jules started studying the vision, and trying to uncover information of the crash. It was amazing how much work she put into it, and how smart she was finding out. I don't want to write any spoilers, so that's where i'll stop into the details.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book! The ending is a HUGE shocker, and I really can't wait to read the next book!! Lisa McMann did a great job with the writing, and the character were amazing to read about. Crash is definitely a fun read, so I really recommend it to everyone out there!


  1. Great review, Farah. I really like the sounds of this one. I love how Lisa McMann manages to blend contemporary and paranormal. I'll definitely check this one out.

  2. Sounds thrilling... and it's always wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed reading a story! Great review, Farah :)

  3. This one sounds really great! I will definitely be checking this one out :)

  4. I love the cover of this book. The fire in her eyes is really awesome. This book looks great! Thanks for the review :)

  5. OK, I really need to read this book! I love a good shocker at the end of the book. Thanks for sharing your review!

  6. Great review! I haven't heard much about this book yet, but I am definitely interested now. :)

  7. I'm glad that you enjoyed this book. I have seen some mixed reviews on it. I like the idea of it though. I think it sounds really interesting. Great review!

  8. Awesome review. I really want to read this one too :) glad you liked it

  9. I also want to read this one :) So glad you enjoyed it! I enjoyed books 1 and 2 of her Wake trilogy so I really want to check this one out. Awesome review!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

  10. Lisa is good at those shocker endings. I can't wait to read this one.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  11. I love when there is a major shocker at the end. Great review. I soo want this, and hope my library hurries up and gets it.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  12. Eeeeppp, Farah! I'm crazily jealous right now. I wanna read this! Thank you so much for the great review!

  13. I've been really excited to pick this up, Farah, but I saw a negative review and it made me a little worried. So glad to see you enjoyed this a lot more! I'm even more curious with your mention of the shocker at the end. Must get to this sooner rather than later. Lovely review. :)

  14. It's great that there is a good family aspect here! I have a thing for sarcastic characters, so I think I'm going to like Jules :D Great review!


  15. Oh, I'm really excited to see how much you enjoyed the book, Farah! I just received this audiobook for review. Can't wait to read it!

  16. I love Lisa McMann so much! I will have to pick this up soon. I'm so glad you liked it!

  17. I totally agree about the paranormal/contemp combo. I thought that it could have just been a contemporary, but the paranormal added something.

    Kate @ Ex Libris

  18. Read McMann's first trilogy and LOVED it! I cannot wait to get my hands on this--sounds just as thrilling! Great review!

  19. I haven't heard about this book, but I am definitely interested now after your review. It sounds very interesting and I look forward to picking it up! :)

    Great review, Farah! :)

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair