KISS KILL VANISH by Jessica Martinez (WoW #187)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about!


Valentina Cruz no longer exists.

One moment, she was wrapped in Emilio’s arms, melting into his kiss. The next, she was witnessing the unthinkable: a murder in cold blood, ordered by her father and carried out by her boyfriend. When Emilio pulled the trigger, Valentina disappeared. She made a split-second decision to shed her identity and flee her life of privilege, leaving the glittering parties and sultry nightlife of Miami far behind.

She doesn’t know how to explain to herself what she saw. All she knows now is that nothing she believed about her family, her heart, or Emilio’s love, was real.

She can change her name and deny her past, but Valentina can’t run from the truth. The lines between right and wrong, and trust and betrayal, will be blurred beyond recognition as she untangles the deceptions of the two men she once loved and races to find her own truth.

KISS KILL VANISH releases on October 7th, 2014 from HarperTeen.

This sounds utterly intense. And that cover is a real eye-catcher. Can’t wait!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    February 12, 2014

    As a Miami native, I’ll always love a book with a little bit of Miami spice in it. This sounds like a daring read, and I’m hooked! Thanks for sharing! Definitely going in my TBR
    Heres my WOW:

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    February 12, 2014

    This sounds pretty interesting

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    Courtney N

    February 12, 2014

    I love the cover. This might be one I’ll have to check out. Not a genre I drive into very often, but it sounds intriguing!

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      Courtney N

      February 12, 2014

      *delve into, not drive. I should’ve proofread that one, haha

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    Maria Behar

    February 12, 2014

    This book is entirely new to me, but that cover is incredible! What a STUNNER!! I really like the plot, too; as you say, it sounds very intense. Another thing I like is that part of the story is set in Miami. That’s where I live! This is a GREAT choice, and I’m adding it to my Goodreads TBR shelves, as well as my Amazon wish list!!

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my WOW! And I’m going to check out your book, too!! : )

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    Maria Behar

    February 12, 2014

    Hafsah….OMG, girl!!!! You can WRITE. I’ve just checked out your book on Amazon, and read the excerpt from Chapter 1, available in the reader. I read it all as fast as I could. I’ve GOT to get my hands on your book!! KUDOS to you for writing it!!! You have a new fan here! Hope you write more SF books, because I LOVE SF!!!! : )

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    Alice Atorly

    February 12, 2014

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Just read about this today over at EpicReads! Looks great!

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    Nadia @ Nadia Reads

    February 12, 2014

    This does sound pretty intense! Great choice!

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    Kai A.

    February 12, 2014

    I didn’t know that the cover for this is already out. Woah! That is so gorgeous! I love everything about it! Whoever made this… good job! And great pick, Hafsah!

    Check out my WoW picks!

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    Shane @ Itching for Books

    February 12, 2014

    Interesting cover, title, and synopsis. I want. I want. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    My WoW

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    Vanya D. @ YA Story Teller

    February 12, 2014

    Well, at first glance, this seems like a paranormal thing. If you take vanishing literally. But then, it’s not. And I like that :)

    Sounds like an awesome read! Thanks for sharing!

    Here’s my WOW

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    Savannah Avila

    February 12, 2014

    I love the cover!!!! It’s so beautiful. Thanks for drop by in my blog ;)

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    Elizabeth @ Redhead Reader

    February 12, 2014

    Sounds interesting. Good choice. I also really like the colors on the cover. Thanks for sharing.

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    February 12, 2014

    OMG crazy, i love this cover!! Thanks for stopping by!

    Leydy @OUaT & RCE

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    February 12, 2014

    Gah, I need this now! It sounds so amazing on so many levels!!!!
    My WoW

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    February 12, 2014

    I only found out about this one today, and sooo my type of book, and the cover is gorgeous! But October. :( Thanks for stopping by mine! :)

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    February 12, 2014

    I haven’t seen this book before, but it sounds great. I hope you enjoy it!!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!!

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    February 12, 2014

    That is an awesome title! Nice pick!

    MJ @ MJ Reads

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    Andrea @ Reading Lark

    February 12, 2014

    This sounds like a good one! I have heard great things about Martinez’s writing, but I haven’t read any of her stuff. I should remedy that.

    Thanks for stopping by Reading Lark!

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    February 12, 2014

    Oh man! This one does look really really awesome! Thanks for sharing it and for stopping by my WOW!

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    February 12, 2014

    Thanks for stopping by! I’m just getting into this genre. This books sounds intriguing…adding it to my tbr when its released. Thanks.

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    Michelle Sedeño

    February 13, 2014

    Ooh cool cover. I’m not much into murders, though.

    Here’s my Wednesday post.

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    Raquel @ The Babbling Reader

    February 13, 2014

    Thanks for visiting my site! You WOW pick this week sounds great. Excited to get my hand on it!

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    Caro @ The Book Rogue

    February 14, 2014

    I love the sound of that, and the cover looks good, too. Going onto my tbr that one, thanks for sharing!
    My WoW

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    christie cote

    February 14, 2014

    This sounds great! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by my post!