Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Bang (Visions, # 2) by Lisa McMann

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…

McMann has a knack for writing novels that feature characters with strange paranormal "gifts." The Visions series like McMann's others feature female main characters with supernatural gifts. In the first Visions series books, Crash, we're introduced to Jules, a teenaged girl who works for her family's restaurant/food truck business. Until, she's haunted by visions, filled with explosions and body bags. The visions are everywhere, and now she can see one of the faces, someone she's in love with. 

She fights to act fast, and prevent her visions from happening. In book two, Jules has somehow managed to pass on her visions to the boy she loves, and now they have to figure out together what these visions mean, and stop them from happening.

While the first book wasn't particularly remarkable, book two does a slightly better job at entertaining the reader. We have a better understanding of the characters and the way the visions work. 

The plot is easy to follow, which is one of McMann's strong suits. Her books are always easy to read, most of the time I can breeze through them in one sitting.

While the story itself wasn't wowing, it was entertaining, and the romance was the star. I liked the interaction and the cutesy romance between Jules and Sawyer. I also really love Jules' brother, Trey. His character is quick on his feet, and I bet he would be cute if he were real. 

This is a great series if you're just looking to spend some time reading something entertaining and quick to read. 


  1. I've only read one Lisa McMann book and it was Wake. I really thought it was unique. This one sounds like an interesting read, though it is the first time I've encountered it. Great review! :)

    -Kimi at Geeky Chiquitas

  2. I did not like the first book very much but I agree that it offers some good entertainment at least. It's the kind of book you need to be in the right mood for I find. Great review, Jazmen!

  3. Hmm, I'm not sure this would be a book for me. If the first book isn't good, then I'd likely stop reading the series. The cover is cool, tho. Thanks for the review, Jazmen! :)