Today I’m reviewing Welcome to Crash, by my friend Lina, which I loved!
Welcome to Crash was an amazing, wild, intriguing ride of a book that left me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Now I know why Lina was always saying it is very hard to talk about without spoiling the whole thing.
There were some things I wasn’t keen about and I will list as many warnings as I can at the end of the review for those interested, but I think everything about this book worked and that none of that made me personally want to put the book down at all.
This story is very much a psychological, is it all just in the MC’s head type of story, and it’s great.
The story is told from the POV of Damien, a college student who accepts an internship at prestigious art studio Crash. It quickly becomes apparent that something is off, and the reader will likely figure out something is up before Damien does. That didn’t make it any less intriguing for me, though.
What I like about this book is it’s got a lot of raw emotions in it, it messes with your head, and it’s got a new adult feel to it with Damien’s struggle to be a functional part of society. My favorite thing about it though, I can’t say because it’s a spoiler!
There were a few hiccups as far as typos, but I loved this book so much that the here and there typo didn’t bother me too much.
Overall, this is a must-read in my opinion!
My rating: 5/5 stars
Content warnings are below links, and contain spoilers.
-MC with epilepsy
-MC cheats on his boyfriend (it’s kind of a love triangle going on, and he is very upfront that he’s cheated to his boyfriend and feels awful about this for the whole book, which is so contrary to the mainstream media trend of casual cheating with no negative emotions attached, and so it really didn’t bother me like cheating normally would. I think it worked for this book.)
-Everyone is really concerned at one point for the MC to the point where his parents literally tell him he has to move back home so they can take care of him because he obviously can’t take care of himself. Not sure what the warning should be on that one, but there it is. It didn’t personally bother me but I recognize that it may bother some.
-John (the other love interest in the story) persists at one point he is not gay and he’s into women, but this is not a gay for you thing I promise you that. I thought it was worth fair warning though. I would say he was more a questioning individual who didn’t know the word bisexual, so I wouldn’t let this bit turn you off from the story. Just keep reading!