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(Visions #2)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  3,823 ratings  ·  420 reviews
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 o
Hardcover, 241 pages
Published October 8th 2013 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tbr-i-own
Once again I'm surprised by how much I liked this book... ...more
Sep 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
******Spoilers if you haven’t read Crash******

I liked Crash, the first book in the Visions series, but it failed to “wow” me. It was entertaining and fun, but only just that. I’m happy to report that Bang was a much better read for me.

Bang takes up the story where Crash left us. Jules’ vision came to an end after she successfully thwarted the tragedy, (phew!) only to find out Sawyer is now having his own vision of tragedy! Any peace over her success is quickly replace by unease and worry for S
Anna Luce
Another great installment of the Vision series.
If you loved the first book you'll definitely love the sequel.
Bang was a very enjoyable fast paced book,thought it's concentrated on the mystery revolving around the new vision it also delivers nice insights on right and wrong,family and trust.

Jules is as likable as ever.She's really quirky and brave.

There are a lot of Sawyer and Jules moments:

More of team Sawyer/Jules/Trey or as I like to call them "Team Awesome"

And of course more suspense:

Bang was
Michelle (Pink Polka Dot Books)
Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tbr-2013
Jules got the guy... but she also gave him her visions. Once she saved Sawyer and his family from the snow plow disaster, Jules thought everything would go back to normal. But that didn't happen. Soon after the big save, Sawyer comes to her and tells her that he's now seeing a vision. And it's not as simple as stopping a crash. This vision involves eleven loud bangs... gunshots. Sawyer doesn't know where this shooting is going to take place and he doesn't recognize any of the people either. In o ...more
Sep 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: own, thriller
Bang! The book wears its title quite well.

After saving Sawyer from an explosion, Jules passes her superpower futuristic visions onto him. But what exactly is Sawyer supposed to do now? Does he have to stop a school shooting before it occurs, or can he simply ignore the visions because no one he knows gets hurt?

I'm exited to say that this sequel doesn't hold the same amount of curses as its predecessor. This time, McMann devoted herself more to the story. The characters didn't appear as shy or t
Jenny Jo Weir
Short and to the point and I loved it. No frills or extra fillers, just a good story told in a clear manner with extremely likable characters. Very well distributed and easy to enjoy. Great continuation of book 1 and flawless flow into book 3. Looking forward to finishing Gasp, though already hoping for more after that. Sometimes it’s never enough.
I love the cover.

And I need this book.

Thank the dogs this is coming out this year.
But October's not early enough. :'(
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
This is the first paragraph in chapter 25: (view spoiler) ...more
Jan 30, 2014 rated it really liked it

4.5/5 stars

Bang is book two in the Visions series. There will be spoilers from book 1, Crash.

I'm trying to decide what category to put this book in. It is a YA contemporary, with some romance. It is also part mystery. I've seen some people classify it as paranormal. Although that makes me think more of vampires, werewolves and angels. This book is definitely not that. But one of the characters sees visions of an accident.

In Crash Jules (Julia the narrator) had to race against time to stop a cras
Cecily Kyle
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cutthroat
I love Lisa McMann's writing, I found myself laughing out loud at the MCs banter and her wit. I loved it and I am just going to finish the series because I don't want to wait!
Totally my guilty pleasure, but the psychic ability plus the forbidden love, plus a bump up in scarier visions really made for a better novel than the first.
Great Read!
Apr 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller, paranormal
Seen at Scott Reads It!
I am a huge fan of Lisa McMann, her books are my guilty pleasure. I haven't read all of her books yet but the ones I have read have been pretty entertaining. There is just something so addicting about Lisa McMann's books.

Bang is such a simple but powerful novel. Lisa McMann takes something as ordinary as star-crossed lovers and turns into an extremely original book. This definitely isn't your average paranormal YA book. Lisa McMann talks about alot of controversial top
Carrie Ardoin
Jun 03, 2013 rated it really liked it

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Crash, and it left off with a cliffhanger ending that I wasn't really sure of. Thankfully, this sequel delivers on the intensity of the first book.

Events pick up a few weeks after the crash Julia saw, and she's healing and returning to school while dealing with her angry parents who don't know the whole truth. While Julia is extremely close to her siblings Trey and Rowan, there's such a disconnect between her and her parents, more so than
Jackie Paul
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read a book called Bang, by Lisa McMann. This book is the second book in a series I have been reading. The major characters in this book are Sawyer, Trey, and Jules. This book takes place present day, in Florida. In the previous book, Jules had a vision. Now it's Sawyer's turn. Sawyer has a vision about a school shooting. He sees new things everyday. It is very had for him to focus because he sees the visions everywhere such as, on billboards, in peoples eyes, he hears gunshots daily ringing ...more
Katrina (trb_artly)
Dec 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-series
First read: November 2013
Re-read: April 2016

These books are seriously fantastic and so underrated. I beg you, please just give them a try. Not only is the plot suspenseful, the narration hilarious and the characters relatable, but there is a perfect portrayal of sibling relationships, a beautiful romance with no love triangle in sight and so much more amazing content. Plus, Sawyer exists and he is probably my favorite love interest/main character ever.

I'm not joking. What are you waiting for?
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Jules managed to save a bunch of people's lives and is ready to move on.

Unfortunately, that just isn't in the cards. She has a newfound thing going on with Sawyer. And Sawyer begins having visions just like Jules did. They struggle to figure out how to stop the tragic events from happening.

We see Sawyer and Jules characters grow (both separately and as a couple). And sweet Trey and Rowan get to be more involved in the stories as well (although Trey is much more active in the physical sid
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-read
Jules has settled the mystery of her vision, even though she doesn't know why it happened in the first time. Sawyer and her begin a relationship even though the fight between their families is worse than the Hatfields and Mccoys. Sadly the vision issue has jumped to Sawyer. This vision is a school shooting and with limited time and very slow internet and limited access to computer this is harder to figure out than the first one.

This was a quick read for me, since it had no love triangle, no dra
Whitney Kuehl
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Having a significant other can be great right? Not if they are having visions about a murder in a school. Bang is a book about a girl named Jules who recently had a vision and was able to stop it and rescue the people that were in danger. Now her significant other Sawyer is having visions about a school shooting downtown. They have to figure out how to stop it before time runs out. I loved this book it had a lot of suspense and drama. I would recommend this book to people who like drama and a li ...more
Rashika (is tired)
Lisa McMann has officially become one of my favorite authors.

I read her Dream Catchers series (not the last book because apparently it was disappointing) last year and fell in love with her unique writing style and the way she could create characters that I just loved. When I found out she had a new book at the beginning of this year I became really excited and read it as soon as I could. I loved Crash and Lisa didn’t disappoint with the sequel, Bang.

I got approved for this earlier this year bu
Dark Faerie Tales
Nov 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: A sequel much better than the first!

Opening Sentence: 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.

The Review:

Lisa McMann did it again. In the sequel to the amazing Crash, Bang is the sequel of all sequels. Not only does the story evolve, but it further catapults my love for these characters. There’s a lot of talent to complete a story in two books. While Crash could have be
Carina Olsen
Nov 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really do like the story in these books. Honestly. But then I still have that little issue with how it is written. Ack. But I also love the writing, so it's a bit complicated for me. But for the most part I really enjoyed Bang so I'm giving it a four star. It was an exciting book. It's not perfect, but I really enjoyed reading it.

This book is also told from the point of view of Jules. Whom I still adore. She's pretty awesome, hih. And her family. Sigh. I loved getting to read more about Trey a
Natalie Morr
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a super amazing book! I cant wait to read the last book and finish the series. the characters seem so realistic and the book itself just draws me in and I can't seam to put down the book! McMann is an amazing author. If you enjoy this book series I would suggest the Unwanteds series which is also by her! ...more
Sara (sarabara081)
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 stars!

Lisa McMann has an amazing talent of making a story filled with thriller and paranormal elements so fun and hilarious. I think that is a large reason I enjoy this series so much.

In the first book of the series, Crash, our main character, Jules, starts seeing visions of a terrible accident which appeared to take the lives of others, including the boy she has had a forbidden crush on for forever. This time around, the visions have sprea
Aug 01, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2016
Honestly? I had to lower the rating on this book because I'm fucking pissed. I had it at three stars, but no. This was not a story that a straight person had the right to write. And if McMann is actually lgbtq+, then I am sincerely sorry. But I have reasons to believe that McMann is straight, because the events that happened towards the lgbtq+ community in this novel were not handled well. There will be spoilers beyond this point, so do not continue if you haven't read this novel and are ...more
Joy (joyous reads)
Lisa McMann's follow up to her Visions series didn't lack for suspense. Aided by the mysterious curse that seemed to have been passed down from Jules, Sawyer is gifted with the same frightening visions. His, however, is infinitely worse due to the inherent violence of a direct-from-the-news school shooting.

Sawyer's frustration leaps off the pages as he tries to grasp what it was he was supposed to do with the recurring nightmares that he keeps seeing. While Jules have fought tooth and nail to sa
Vibiana Cruz
Oct 23, 2013 rated it liked it
“Bang” is the second book to the Visions sequel. It was Sawyer’s time to experience the horrific visions Jules had in the first book “Crash.” Sawyer’s visions were worse than Jules because he would hear and see 11 gunshots and people’s brains on the floor. Jules and eventually her brother Trey help Sawyer figure out when and where this was going to happen. Jules the entire time feels hopeless and angry at herself for passing on the vision to Sawyer.

Jules is the main girl character of this book.
Feb 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
3.5 The visions are now the boyfriend's and they are even more intense. The action scenes are very good, as is the mystery, trying to figure out where and when, but I got a little bored during some of the teen angsty family drama parts. ...more
Dec 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 stars.

Well! This was definitely a surprise. Bang was a lot letter than Crash.

Everything about Bang was done so much better than it did in the previous book.

We don't get to see stupid angst, Jules' character is improved, Sawyer is more involved in the story, the vision in this book is actually main plot and not the sub plot. Basically, Bang was a million times better than Crash. Which proves that the second book is sometimes better than the first. (Unless the second book is the dreaded filler
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Basic Info

Pages/Length: 241pgs
Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy
Reason For Reading: Cover

At A Glance

Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?:
Cliff Hanger: No
Triggers: n/a
Rating: 3 stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 8
Plot: 7
Characters: 6
World Building: 7
Flow: 7
Series Congruity: 9
Writing: 7
Ending: 7

Total: 7

In Depth

Best Part:
The hunt was exciting!
Worst Part: Wrong POV
Thoughts Had: Now who!?


Continuing the Series:
Kim Smiley
Apr 03, 2013 rated it liked it
In this second book of the series, Jules visions are now gone since she saved Sawyer from being killed in a car crash. But now, Sawyer is the one with the vision. And it's a vision far worse than Jules. In his vision, it's a school shooting, and his vision has sound. The sound of 11 gunshots and visions of dead bodies stacking up in the back of a classroom.

The only problem is, he doesn't know when it's going to happen and what school it's going to happen in. This is a really good story and I lov
Nicola Mansfield
May 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm a great fan of Lisa McMann and while I was a little underwhelmed with the first in this series, "bang" more than met my expectations. I found the story much more believable this time around and had another page-turner in my hands. Not as good as her "Wake" trilogy but certainly for the YA audience also as the content is very mature. The teen characters make for good reading even though the adults are a little less than believable. The ending is finite but it sets up the next book and I'm ple ...more
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Lisa McMann lives and writes in the Phoenix area. Her books include the NYT bestselling THE UNWANTEDS series (the new UNWANTEDS QUESTS series begins Feb 7, 2017) and the YA paranormal WAKE trilogy. Other books include the VISIONS trilogy, CRYER'S CROSS, DEAD TO YOU, INFINITY RING: The Trap Door, and the GOING WILD trilogy (book 2 coming autumn 2017).

You can find more info at Lisa'a website, lisamc

Other books in the series

Visions (3 books)
  • Crash (Visions, #1)
  • Gasp (Visions, #3)

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