Monday, September 9, 2013

Review: Bang by Lisa McMann

(Visions #2)
by Lisa McMann
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Publication Date: October 8th 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781442466258
Genre: Young Adult
Source: Edelweiss / Publisher

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Jules should be happy. She saved a lot of people’s lives and she’s finally with Sawyer, pretty much the guy of her dreams. But the nightmare’s not over, because she somehow managed to pass the psycho vision stuff to Sawyer. Excellent.

Feeling responsible for what he’s going through and knowing that people’s lives are at stake, Jules is determined to help him figure it all out. But Sawyer’s vision is so awful he can barely describe it, much less make sense of it. All he can tell her is there’s a gun, and eleven ear-splitting shots. Bang.

Jules and Sawyer have to work out the details fast, because the visions are getting worse and that means only one thing: time is running out. But every clue they see takes them down the wrong path. If they can’t prevent the vision from happening, lives will be lost. And they may be among the casualties… (Goodreads)
Can I start off this review by saying just how much I love Lisa McMann? Seriously, the woman has some awesome writing skills! Moving on… I started reading Bang just as soon as I finished Crash. I was so engrossed in the first book that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the second book to see what was going to happen next. McMann definitely did not disappoint, AGAIN, with this sequel.

This may contain spoilers from the first book. Please proceed with caution!

Bang picks up just a few days after Crash left off. Jules is recovering from her visions and the wreck that left her pretty banged up in the last book. Now Sawyer is the one seeing the nightmarish visions; visions that happen to be SO much worse than the ones Jules had experienced. Poor Sawyer, it seemed liked the visions were even worse for him than they had been for Jules, or maybe he just experienced them differently. Either way, it was painful to experience through him! I just wanted to know what was going on.  I absolutely love Jules and Sawyer together. They are such a great couple. I loved how Jules helped Sawyer through his visions, even though at times she felt completely helpless, which was totally understandable. Their relationship really was super sweet!

As I mentioned in my review for the last book, I really love Jules’ siblings, Trey and Rowan. I love siblings that have such strong relationships. While I loved her siblings, her parents still left me a bit confused. I wonder if we will ever know what exactly is going on with Jules’ dad. I’m curious!

The book definitely leaves you guessing on what’s going to happen and where for that matter. The book builds and builds up to the moment that you’ve been guessing about since the beginning, the plot twist definitely surprised me. I LOVE when that happens; it keeps me engrossed in the book. The ending of the book came together really nicely, with no cliffhanger ending. I am hearing that there will be a third book in the series, and I really hope that there will be. I would love to get to ‘meet’ these characters again.

Overall—If you haven’t read this series yet, you totally should. It’s SO worth the read. All of McMann’s books are worth the read. Check them out today!

Happy Reading!

Books in this Series:

Crash  |   Bang


  1. I definitely need to start this series! I'm glad you're happy with the romance, plus I love that there's a strong sibling relationship - the characters sounds great so it's nice that they get along. Great review, I'll have to add this to my TBR. Loving the covers in this series too!

  2. I really do need to check out some of Lisa's books. I have heard such great things about her. I even think I have a couple of her books on my bookshelf somewhere.

    This series has caught my eye a while ago (ha ha ha. I like to think I'm funny) but I haven't had a chance to read it yet. It looks really interesting.

    I'm glad you enjoyed the second book as well.

    Thanks for the great review!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  3. I do love Lisa McMann and this one's waiting for me on the shelf (on Kindle) so I'd better do my thing and read this!


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