Gasp (Visions #3) by Lisa McMann
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.
Publishes in US: June 3rd 2014 by Simon Pulse
Genre: ya paranormal
Series? Yes. Visions #3
my review of #1 Crash by Lisa McMann
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Gasp has been on my wishlist for a while since I love Lisa's fast paced books about kids with visions. Jules is the main character and I adore her heart for others, wanting to help and do all that she can. Her narrative voice is right up my alley because she is snarky and I can relate with what she is going through. Well, not the vision part, but the dysfunctional family. I've also enjoyed the family feud between her parents and her boyfriend Sawyer's.
The romance is sweet and seeing them together is swoony, real and becoming one of my favorite romances. While they have their differences of opinion at times, ultimately they want to be there for one another and help through these hard situations. They have both been in the position of having these visions, and the horror and responsibility that puts on their shoulders. Once they knew the visions were going to happen and lives were at stake, they did all they could to learn how to prevent them.
Though I mentioned the dysfunctional family earlier, I guess it is mostly how much they have worked growing up, and the fact that their dad is a hoarder and seems to be severely depressed or have bipolar. He's absent a lot from their lives and the business, and they have to walk on eggshells around him. But what is amazing is how it has drawn Jules and her brother Trey and sister Rowan together. Their close relationship, and genuine friendship--having each other's backs and confiding in one another is another aspect of why I love this series.
The subplot with Trey and his romantic inclinations is nice. I like that he finally gets some love in this one and the emerging sweet crush is fun to read about when the pressure of finding who the visions got passed on to, or if they indeed get passed on to another victim becomes so intense.
Gasp was just what I needed to get out of a reading slump-- after several DNFs and one that I barely held on to in order to review. Its the perfect blend between steamy (in ya terms), action, funny and serious stuff going on. These teens take on so much more than they should for their age, but they want to save people, they can't sit back and be complacent.
In Gasp, something tragic happens with Jules' family, but I appreciated how it woke her parents up to the lifestyle they'd created, and what was missing and wrong. I liked seeing the transition and also that it wasn't easy on anyone, but that its a great first step.
The ending was great, and it left me satisfied with the series, and with a sigh of contentment at what Jules, Sawyer, Ben, Tori, Rowan and Trey's futures could look like, and that they have every chance to have their HEAs, not only at the end of the book but also bigger ones for the rest of their lives.
My question to you, my lovely readers:
Have you ever lived through or narrowly escaped a tragedy?