by Lisa McMann
Publication Date: January 8th 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
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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. (Goodreads)
The main character, Jules, is such a great character. She sees visions of the future. Not of just any future, but one part of the future in particular, and she’s determined to do whatever it takes to change the outcome of that vision.
I really enjoyed Jules’ character. Not only is she a strong character, but she’s pretty snarky as well. I love her for that! I love Jules’ siblings as well. Trey and Rowan are a wonderful brother and sister to Jules. I really loved their strong relationship. While the relationship between Jules and her mom seems to be really strong as well, the one with her dad seems very brittle. I am hoping we can explore that more in the rest of the series.
The love interest in the story for Jules is Sawyer. I honestly didn’t know what to think of Sawyer at first, but the more I read, the more I fell in love with him. Such a great character and completely different than what I expected, once I got to know him.
The plot in the book has me curious. While we know that Jules’ has visions, we don’t actually know WHY she has these visions. (I am hoping that will be explained in the next book.) While that left me hanging just a little bit, I thought the book was still great. I idea of the visions popping up in such random places, it would be difficult to experience. But I felt like I was experiencing it right along with Jules.
Overall, if you love Lisa McMann, you should definitely start this series. If you have yet to check out a Lisa McMann story, you totally should! What are you waiting for? Do it, now!