Friday, July 4, 2014

Gasp by Lisa McMann [Review]

Gasp (Visions, #3)4 out of 5 Robots!

Gasp by Lisa McMann
Series: Visions #3
Genre: YA Paranormal
Release: June 3, 2014
Hardcover:  256 Pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse
My Copy: Purchased
Reviewer: Shannon
Buy the Book: Amazon

Book Summary:
After narrowly surviving two harrowing tragedies, Jules now fully understands the importance of the visions that she and people around her are experiencing. She’s convinced that if the visions passed from her to Sawyer after she saved him, then they must now have passed from Sawyer to one of the people he saved.

That means it’s up to Jules to figure out which of the school shooting survivors is now suffering from visions of another crisis. And once she realizes who it is, she has to convince that survivor that this isn't all crazy—that the images are of something real. Something imminent.

As the danger escalates more than ever before in the conclusion to the Visions series, Jules wonders if she'll finally find out why and how this is happening—before it's too late to prevent disaster.

(Courtesy of the Publisher)

Shannon's Thoughts:
Gasp is the last book in the Visions series and quite possibly my favorite.  All the good parts were there, but better and more compactly written than the previous two. The pacing is very good in this one.  The other books, especially the first one, suffered a bit from pacing problems.  But this was not the case here. The book reads incredibly fast - I basically ate it up in one sitting.  I like that this time everyone is in on the vision secret and that they are all working to figure out who the visions were passed to and how they can stop the tragedy. I found the previous books to also be a bit heavy on the angst.  Jules spends a lot of time second guessing herself about her visions.  But I liked that the focus was kept on preventing the tragedy in this book. 

One thing that I thought was well down throughout the series was the DeMarco family relationships, especially between the siblings.  They have the type of sibling relationship we all wish we had.  Their interactions with each other are truly a highlight of the series.  I also liked the resolution with Jules and her dad.

Overall, I think this is a fun, fast paced and intense series with each book getting progressively better.  If you like thrillers with a side of paranormal, I recommend checking these books out!

Books in the series in the order they should be read:
2. Bang
3. Gasp

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