Bang (Visions Trilogy #2)

Bang (Visions Trilogy #2)

by Lisa McMann

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ISBN-13: 9781442466289
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Series: Visions Trilogy Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 291,942
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: HL720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of the middle grade dystopian fantasy series The Unwanteds, the YA paranormal Wake trilogy, and several other books for kids and teens. She lives with her family in the Phoenix area. Check out Lisa's website at LisaMcMann.com, learn more about The Unwanteds Series at UnwantedsSeries.com, and be sure to say hi on Instagram or Twitter (@Lisa_McMann), or Facebook (Facebook.com/McMannFan).

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Bang


  • It’s been over a week since Sawyer kissed me and told me he was seeing a vision now, and it’s all I can think about. I can’t wait to get out of this apartment, which I am tethered to until Monday—that’s when the doc said my internal injuries will be healed enough so I can go to school again. My older brother and best friend, Trey, has been great, of course, slipping notes to Sawyer for me and delivering replies back to me. But for some reason Sawyer won’t explain his vision on paper. “It’s too . . . frightening. Too gruesome. Too . . . everything,” he wrote.

    And me? I’m sick about it.

    Absolutely sick.

    Because it’s my fault. I was so relieved when my vision ended—no more snowplow crashing and exploding into Angotti’s restaurant, no more body bags in the snow, no more Sawyer’s dead face. After weeks of that stupid vision taunting me, and after nearly getting killed because of it, I was naive enough to think it was all over and I’d get to live a happy life. Relatively, anyway. Under the current parental circumstances, that is.

    But then, once I got home from the hospital, Sawyer sent me that note. He had to see me, he said. That night, 2:00 a.m. And I wanted to see him, too. I eased my broken body down the stairs and we stood in the snowdrift surrounded by breathy clouds and he kissed me, and I kissed him back, and it was the most weirdly amazing feeling. . . .

    And then the amazingness of my first kiss was over. He pulled away and looked at me, his gorgeous green eyes filled with fear, and his voice shook. You know that billboard?

    Those words haunt me.

    Obviously I was not only psychotic enough to have a vision, but I managed to give the stupid vision disease to the one person I was trying to save.

    It’s beyond horrifying, sitting here knowing he must be experiencing the worst kind of frustration and pressure to act on the vision and—Did he say “gruesome”?

    Let me say it one more time. Sick. That is what I am.

    And so very sorry.

    I rack my brain trying to figure out how this could have happened. Was it because he hugged me on the street the night before? Because he held my hand afterward in the hospital? Maybe there’s some kind of physical transference going on. I have no idea.

    I have done something horrible to the boy I love, and I don’t know how to stop it.

    All I know is that I need to get out of this hoardhole before I lose my mind.

    Oh, wait.

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    Bang 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
    Take_Me_AwayPH More than 1 year ago
    *MY THOUGHTS*       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....)       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.       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.      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.       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.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I really liked the first book and I was looking forward to reading this one once I realized it was out. I enjoyed the forbidden love and the edge of your seat action it eventually produced. It was hard to read the more sentual moments and the seemingly endless references to their truck being " the balls" etc that started to get really old. In all i liked the book, but could have done with less references to the latter mentioned items and more on the plot.
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    Paperback_Princess More than 1 year ago
    I really loved getting back into this world. I was absolutely taken by the first book because it reminded me so much of final destination but on a less gruesome scale. I really enjoyed Jules and her quirky family, and I enjoyed being pulled into her new romance with Sawyer. You can check out my review of the first book here. While this book doesn't pick up exactly where the last one left off, I understand why that was done for plot purposes. It would have been hard essentially writing about Jules sitting around her house recovering from her injuries rather than going to school or doing anything at all fun or meaningful. I liked that the book picked up with her finding her way back into school trying to navigate how things were going to work now that she had her Romeo and Juliet relationship with Sawyer. I will admit that this one might be a little harder to read than the first since this one focuses around a shooting in a school. I really loved how the cover reflected that fact. I loved how much more we got to experience her relationships. While we didn't really learn more about the characters, we were brought more on the inside of how they interact with one another rather than being told tidbits about their history. This book continued with the trend from the first book where there are periodic lists of 5 which I still thought were fun interesting ways to break up the monotony that straight chapters can bring. This was a short, quick read, that had me gasping as I read. At one point, my boyfriend tried to ask he a question while I was reading and I was only able to give him a shocked face because of the part that I was at. The way that this book leaves it off is that there is clearly going to be another book which really thrills me. I wasn't sure when I started this book if it was going to be part of a two book series or if it was going to be trilogy, I really don't even know now other than that the way that it left off, there is surely going to be another one. One that I cannot wait to get a title and cover.
    BlkosinerBookBlog More than 1 year ago
        Bang has been on my TBR since I finished Crash and I cannot believe that its taken me so long to get around to it. I love Lisa's writing style and have since her first series. She makes relatable characters that are flawed but live life hard. She has a snarky voice and a dry humor that I adore. Both of these things carried into Bang, and I was so glad to be reunited with the characters.      Being back in Jules head is like sitting down on a favorite comfy couch. I got lost in her world and narration and time flew as I laughed with her and felt the tension and suspense of finding an answer and really hoping that no one ends up dead. Especially the guy she's falling in love with. Sawyer is so darn cute, and I love their romance. It goes up a bit on the hot scale, and I love how Jules thinks about it like normal girls do and Lisa isn't afraid to candidly write about their first encounters with heavy making out.      It was unique and added an extra layer of plot twistiness that the visions were coming from Sawyer now, and while Jules has been in his shoes, their situations are pretty different. She can empathize and bring good ideas to the table, but she isn't the one who is seeing gruesome and scary things and making the accompanying hard decisions about what to do and how to figure out how that works.      It picks up right where Crash left off and I liked that. The relationships and dynamics haven't really changed that much except Jules and Sawyer are together and some people are none too happy about that.In this one, we get more of Rowan and of Trey (Jules sister and brother) and I thoroughly enjoyed the aspect and theme of family that it brought to the story. Jules dad is still pretty unstable mentally and emotionally and they never know what they are going to get. The italian restaurants are still a part of the story and the feud between the two families certainly complicates things from the adults' perspective between Jules and Sawyer.        I liked how the twists came together, and how Jules and Sawyer ended up figuring out what to do and the courage they showed in stepping up for others. I ended well and tied up all of the plot lines of this book while still leaving me excited for the third.      Bottom Line: Fast paced and snarky, flew through it.
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    pagese More than 1 year ago
    I have extremely conflicting emotions about this one. And separating those emotions and evaluating the book for what it was proved to be harder than I thought. There was that nagging thought in the back of my head that really bugged me. On one hand, I actually felt that this story was an improvement over the first book. Jules and Sawyer are acting a little bit more their age. Their family dynamics are crazy, but they are both pushing the boundaries that I think they should. And maybe some they shouldn't. Jules starts lying about almost everything. But, she can't explain the visions and the need she feels to solve the riddle being seen. And she's not about to give up Sawyer for their families stupid feuds. Sawyer is standing up for himself and I'm curious how this might play out in the next book. He's taken a drastic measure that has some big consequences. The events of the story are well played out. The visions seem way less specific this time and are harder to decipher. This really seems to effect Sawyer and I would not want to see what he sees on repeat all the time. I admired their courage to see it through even placing themselves in significant danger just to help those in the vision. They really saved a lot of lives and trauma. What really bothered me about this, was that I often wondered if this was too soon for this type of event to be written out in literature this way? I seem to be the only one that has been mentioned this in reviews, so maybe I'm the only one that feels the events of December 2012 are still to raw. I really wanted to know if the author already had this book partially (or fully) written when Sandy Hook happened or did this come after? It's something that has weighed on my mind. I let my emotions ride and decided to give the book its dues. I liked it despite the emotions it made me feel. I all enjoyed the hook at the end. It had a very Final Destination feel to it!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    THE MOST EPIC SEQUEL GTO A SERIES I HAVE EVER READ !!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Sorry. I forgot.