Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Crash - Book Review

Crash (Visions #1)
by Lisa McMann

What is it about:
If what you see is what you get, Jules is in serious trouble. The suspenseful first of three 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.

What did I think of it:
This is a fun read.

It's written as if the lead character has written the story, and here I found my one little grumble: using 'big' words and acting as if your reader is stupid. Example: using the word umami and using a * at the bottom of the page with the explanation "look it up". Yeah...

That one grumble aside, I enjoyed this story.

Jules is a bit immature at times, but otherwise likeable enough. Her family is weird and they're in a sort of non-lethal vendetta with another pizzeria. Of course the boy Jules likes is working at the other pizzeria to add extra suspense to an already stressful situation.

The way Jules deals with her visions and with her family were fun to read if a bit far fetched at times. I didn't mind too much though: the story is fun enough to forgive some far out situations.

The ending was one of those 'let's throw this out here even though it's not absolutely necessary, so people will want to buy the next book' cliffhangers, so me being who I am, I most probably will only read the next book if I stumble into it. All in all an entertaining read though.

Why should you read it:
It's a fun YA read

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