Author: Lisa McMann
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Date Published: January 8, 2013
Summary (from Goodreads)
If what you see is what you get, Jules is in serious trouble. The suspenseful first in a series 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.
The cover initially drew me in to purchasing this book. To be completely honest, I couldn’t completely immerse myself in the story at first. How Jules seemed to just admit that she was in love with the son of her family rival happened so suddenly to me, perhaps it was because of the directness of the writing. It took me a while to get past it and I’m glad I didn’t put this book down. It’s got to be one of my favourite first books in a series. Sawyer and Jules were adorable together, and I got very excited towards the end when Sawyer and Jules finally got together.
The action was engaging but not over the top and the style was befitting of Jules’ personality. Even her siblings are so fun to read about. Rowan is a lovely sibling while Trey was funny and very loving. Her parents….not so much. Her dad may not feel like he’s hurting anyone but his hoarding and the complete lack of explanation about his odd behaviour in the beginning of the story confused me a lot. I’m glad it was explained towards the end but that just opened up even more questions in my head. Sawyer getting the visions is giving the thrills! I can’t wait to get the second book and hopefully learn more answers.
Lisa McMann is a fabulous writer, that I can say much.