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November 17, 2013

Review: Bang by Lisa McMann

Title: Bang 
Author: Lisa McMann
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication date: October 8th, 2013
Genre(s): Young Adult (Paranormal)
Source: Edelweiss
Format: ARC
Pages: 256
Jules should be happy. She saved a lot of people’s lives and she’s finally with Sawyer, pretty much the guy of her dreams. But the nightmare’s not over, because she somehow managed to pass the psycho vision stuff to Sawyer. Excellent.

Feeling responsible for what he’s going through and knowing that people’s lives are at stake, Jules is determined to help him figure it all out. But Sawyer’s vision is so awful he can barely describe it, much less make sense of it. All he can tell her is there’s a gun, and eleven ear-splitting shots. Bang.

Jules and Sawyer have to work out the details fast, because the visions are getting worse and that means only one thing: time is running out. But every clue they see takes them down the wrong path. If they can’t prevent the vision from happening, lives will be lost. And they may be among the casualties…
*includes spoilers if have not read Crash*

I tried to make this review spoiler free, but it's kind of hard to say anything about this book without ruining stuff that happens in the first book. If you haven't read Crash, I strongly advise you to stop reading this review if you plan on starting this series. Now that I have made things clear, I will start by saying that I loved this book! When I first read Crash, I loved it to bits. To see 'visions' of the future was such a cool idea, and the story was just intense and awesome. I'm so glad to say that things didn't go downhill in this book, because I ended up enjoying it just as much. Bang starts off from where Crash left. Now that Sawyer has seen his first vision, Jules does whatever it takes to help him through it. This time, things are much harder. Sawyer says that there's a gun, and eleven shots. Meaning that it's a murder. I just love murder mysteries, and now that there's a murder mystery here, I was ecstatic! The book was just intense, and I never wanted to stop reading!
The characters in the book is amazing. As you already know, Jules' family isn't that fond of Sawyers', so Jules is kind of forbidden to see him. I loved how they would sneak to see each other, not only to have fun, but to actually try to solve the mystery. It was hard to see Sawyer suffer with these visions, because it was worse than what Jules experienced. I really felt upset that there was absolutely nothing they can do to stop it, but just keep on trying to find clues. In this book, Jules' siblings play a bigger role than they did in Crash, and I enjoyed that! I love Jules' younger sister whose name I forgot, and her brother is just so sweet! The writing was amazing as expected, and every page was honestly filled with excitement.
The ending was just.. oops. I don't think I have any other word to describe it. I think oops is the right word for now. I am really excited to see what happens next, and this series is just so great! It's such a fast read, and it's action packed with great characters and great writing. Fans of contemporary and paranormal  would definitely love this!

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  1. I like the sounds of this. I haven't read the first book, but I would definitely like to. Great review.

  2. I can not wait to read this!!!! I need to get a copy of it asap. I'm glad that it lived up to Crash, I was worried how it would go now that it is Sawyer seeing the visions instead of Jules.

  3. Yay :D I'm glad you loved this one. I still need to read book one, but I own them both and I'm excited to read these books. <3 thank you for sharing your review :)

  4. How have I not heard of this series. You've convinced me. I'm adding Crash and Bang to my TBR list now. Great review!