Reading Level: Young Adult
Length: 256 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: August 6, 2013
Stand Alone or Series: 1st book in the Visions series
Source: Swapped through Paperbackswap.com
Rating: 3/5 stars
“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.”
I was a fan of McMann’s Wake series and of her middle grade Unwanteds series. This book was very similar to the Wake series in style and content (not quite as creepy though). This was a pretty simple story about a teenage girl that starts having a vision of an explosion that will kill the boy she loves. Most of the story is dedicated to her trying to make people believe her and trying to do something to stop it.
The story was very simple and predictable. It was a quick read. It was okay but I wasn’t all that impressed. The whole thing was kind “eh” for me. There aren’t many characters in here, the story is not at all complex. The story is mainly driven by Jules (our heroine) trying to find a way to change the vision she keeps having. It’s a short read but I didn’t enjoy it a ton; there just wasn’t a lot here.
Overall this was an okay read but nothing special. The story was simple and predictable and the characters were fairly simple as well. The whole premise was also a very simple version of a story where a character can see the future and tries to change it. I really didn’t enjoy this much and don’t plan on reading more of the series.