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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Book Review: Crash by Lisa McMann

Crash (Visions, #1)Crash (Visions #1) 
by Lisa McMann
Release Date: January 8th, 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster 
Genre: YA Romance Fiction 
Format: Hardcover, 233 pages
Source: Amazon/Liana
ISBN: 978-1-4424-0391-8
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Goodreads Summary: 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.

Cindy's Review: Crash was just a book I saw and I picked it up. Well, actually, it's more of "My friend bought it, so I had to read it" kind of story, but whatever. My friend somehow got an ARC of Bang (Visions #2) and like me, she can't own a random book in the middle of the series. It has to be the first one of all of them. LOL. 

"And at the very least, if Sawyer dies, it won't be my fault."
Omg. It's like literally saying, "He died! But it's not my fault." I don't even know how to express this. I just had to scoff at this line. Especially what came after. 
"Jeez. What kind of sick person thinks like that?"
Seriously, people think talking to themselves is crazy, but I do that all the time. Don't everyone? We just don't do it out loud, but sometimes I do, when I need to think hard. LOL.

The Cover:
Dude. The cover is gorgeous. I dunno why. It just is. It seems so golden and stuff. The fire in the eyes reminds me of a Greek Goddess/God for some reason. Like Hestia or Ares, but jeez this cover is just beautiful. Maybe it's the cover material. LOOLz.

"But I admit to myself that I will need a doctor soon."
I think this narrator is pretty funny. She's admitting she's crazy. LOL.

The Characters: 
Jules Demarco - She's the unpopular girl whose like literally invisible except to the snotty bitches that bullies her. And yes, a snotty bitch used to be her best. It's these kinds of books. But it involves pizzas, rivalries, and visions. *wiggles eyebrows* and one damn hot guy. Just the name Jules reminds me of Juliette from Shatter Me. I don't like the name Juliette but I guess I can live with Jules. Jules family own the Demarco Pizza store. Their rivalry pizza store is Angotti. They've been going against each other for years. Due to some pizza problems. LOL. 

"I'm just gonna say this: You're not pregnant, are you?"
Ohmergerd. Did I mention I love Trey? He's so funny. Omg. 

Sawyer Angotti - Yep. Sawyer, the one Jules have a crush one, just happens to be the son of the rivalry pizza place. How spectacular. And he also turns out to be the popular, golden boy. Wow. Even more exciting. Of course, he's been called dibs by Jules ex-best friend and everything is so out of limits here. Jules likes to watch from far away.

"Hey, are you, like, pregnant or something?" ... "You don't have to be kissed to get pregnant,"
Omg. I love Rowan too. LOL.

The Plot: 
When Jules started getting this vision where there's a car crash and explosion and boom, she sees Sawyer dead. Jules just had to take some action. As crazy as she sounds Jules walked up to Sawyer and told him. Of course, he stares at her like she's crazy, but she keeps trying. It's kind of scary. She gets vision while watching TV, using a computer, staring at a billboard, seeing a stop sign, etc. It was so bad, she can't even drive without seeing it every few seconds.

Somehow though, this smart Jules could pause her visions and zoom it in on a computer. Didn't know that was possible. :D She soon found out where and what time this horrible event was going to take place. See? Smart girl, like I said. She rather risk her own life than to have or crush or 8 other people killed.

"I just told the boy I love that I love him. Ugh."
What's wrong with that? At least you got the wit. ;>

The Extras:
This book went by really fast. It was fun to read. The romance was not like other books' romances at all. Their romance includes pizza. LOL. I really like this series. I think Lisa McMann is a great author. 

Although this belongs in the character section, "ll talk about Rowan and Trey. Rowan and Trey are Jules's siblings. I think they're really cool. I'll want brothers and sisters like Jules. ;D 

Would I reread this book if I could? Definitely! Especially when it's still in my hands. Like right now. My friend is coming tomorrow, which is Wednesday (today's Tuesday, April 2nd. Yeah. I schedule all my reviews.) so I'm gonna reread right after I finish this review. ;D 

The Rating: (1-10): 9.5

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