You Read What? Book Review: Crash

Author: Lisa McMann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

  • Imprint: Simon Pulse

Date Published: January 8th 2013

Format: Hard Cover

Source: Toronto Public Library


If what you see is what you get, Jules is in serious trouble. The suspenseful first of four books from the New York Timesbestselling 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 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.

Number of Days It Took to Read: 1




Who doesn’t love eyes on covers? I really like this cover. It stuck out to me when I first saw and I just saw the second book which is just as eye catching (hehe…pun).

The Writing Score: 3.5  out of 5

Recommendation: Fast and fun read.

Memorable or Forgettable: Forgettable

Rating: 4 out of 5


I really enjoyed this book. It wasn’t written in the style that McMann used in the Wake Trilogy which was sparse yet poetic but the writing in this one was good. The pacing was perfect and I finished it in a day if that’s any indication. It got my heart pumping as things got intense (either due to plot or due to Jules ability to be awkward). I was so connected to Jules to the point where if she was embarrassed then I was embarrassed. I loved the cast of characters and the story was cool. The ending had me wanting more and, lucky for us,  there will be more.

Why did I make this forgettable? Although it was a great read, it was great for the moment and weeks down the road I don’t remember much about it. It wasn’t a bone deep emotional ride the way I found the Wake Trilogy to be but it was a great book to have read regardless.

Read it.

A. A. Omer

The opinions expressed here are mine and readers are welcome to disagree. In fact, I encourage it! I never believed in putting particular books or authors on some sort of universal pedestal but you’re free to put it on your individualized pedestal because I most certainly will.

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