Saturday, January 12, 2013

Crash by Lisa McMann

Goodreads Summary:

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.

My Review:
So I am a huge fan on Lisa McMann. Her writing is just plain awesome. When I heard she had a new series coming out and I saw the cover I immediately pre-ordered the book. I have not read one written by her that I didn't like. Crash is now part of that group of books from her that I love. First of all the cover is awesome! Anyway, Jules is not your  typical heroine in a story. She isn't popular in school or the beautiful cheerleader. She is her own person and I love it. She had these little sayings that she used a lot like "oh my dogs" which I really liked. She works in her families restaurant and is pretty close to her siblings. Her Dad has some issues. He is a hoarder and struggles with depression. Her grandfather had committed suicide. So she kind of has a lot to deal with just with all that. She has to drive a truck to school with giant meatballs on it, which was funny. 

Jules also has an issue. She sees a vision of a car accident over and over again. She sees it on TV's, windows, computer screens, and advertising signs. Personally it would suck to not be able to watch TV or look at a computer screen without seeing a car crash into a building and then it explodes! The only good thing is I guess that she can slow the TV down and see more about the vision. She figures out where and when it will happen after many times of watching and deciphering. She also sees a face in one of the body bags and she knows who it is. She grapples with what to do. Does she try to stop it? Is she going crazy? Does she have more in common with her Dad then she thinks? How would she stop it? She risks a lot by telling the person in the body bag what is going on and what she has been seeing. That was such a brave thing to do. She put herself out there completely. She is such a strong  person and she doesn't even know it. 

I really enjoyed the other characters too. Trey was an awesome big brother! He was there for Jules the whole time and tried to help her. Here sister Rowan is awesome too. They are a pretty great family. Minus her Dad. He cares but, goes about it the wrong way. Then there's the rival family the Angotti's. They have a the rival restaurant in town. The two families don't get along at all. But, Jules is hopelessly in love with one of them. Sawyer Angotti. They used to be friends but, when their families found out it was quickly put to an end. They haven't been friends for a long time but, Jules is still in love with him. A lot of crazy stuff happens between them in this story. I didn't like him at first but, when we find out the reason their families aren't friends it all makes sense and I liked him more after that. So, will Jules risk her life to save the one she loves?? Will love conquer even a family feud? You will have to read people! 

The ending I didn't see coming at all. I can not wait for the next book, which comes out later this year. Another great start to what promises to be a great series!


  1. This book description sound good. I have marked it as to read. Thanks for sharing your review!

  2. This book has been intriguing me. I haven't read anything else by Lisa McMann so I will have to check this out. Thanks for your descriptive review!