Monday, October 14, 2013

Bang by Lisa McMann

e-ARC, 258 pages
Release Date: October 8, 2013
Published by: Simon Pulse
Visions, #2
Source: Edelweiss (A huge thanks to Edelweiss and Simon Pulse)
For fans of: Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance, Sparkly Covers, YA

     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…


      After I finished Crash, I wasn't sure I would read this one. It sounded as if it had the same premise, just with someone else with a different vision. I took a chance and requested it on Edelweiss just to see if I would be approved, and if so, I would read it. In short, obviously I was approved. So I gave it a shot. (That was a really, really bad pun....)
"You're going to be the only one who actually survives this family, aren't you."
pg. 44
     In this installment to the Visions series, Jules is still healing from the events that happened at the end of Crash and Sawyer has just revealed that he is now getting the visions. Jules feels responsible for it, so her and Trey help him figure it out. And a good thing too, because this situation is alot more dangerous than in Crash.
"Like during sexy time, stuff happens physically and mentally and emotionally all at the same time, and you kind of lose your mind a little bit."
pg. 57
     What I loved most about this book though was the romance. That one kiss between Sawyer and Jules in the pool area (if you read it,  you know what I mean...) In this book we get a better glimpse into their relationship. And trust me, it sizzles. I think what I liked most about it was they cared more about themselves and the vision versus trying to make their parents happy. Everyone grew up a ton.
"Why does danger make love so much more intense?"
pg. 103
     The writing in this installment is drastically better than the last one as well. This one was infinitely easier to stomach and it called for a much easier read. And because of this, I enjoyed it more. I just wished that it had been a little different than the previous one. Granted this one had a much more dangerous situation, but the execution on trying to find out what it was about was mostly the same. But it was still better than the last.
"Why can't the fucking plot of the fucking story of everybody's life just be like, hey, you finally find the person you want to be with, and you just be with them, and that part is the good part? ."
pg. 133
     This series is getting better as it goes on. I can only imagine what is to come in the next one. Especially with the connection that they made at the end of the book. The visions make a lot more sense and everything is coming together. All from that one connection at the end.
Overall, I give this 

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see it gets better. Crash didn't do it for me at all. Maybe now I'll give this one a shot.