FAMOUS LAST WORDS by Katie Alender (WoW #191)

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


Hollywood history, mystery, murder, mayhem, and delicious romance collide in this unputdownable thriller from master storyteller Katie Alender.

Willa is freaking out. It seems like she’s seeing things. Like a dead body in her swimming pool. Frantic messages on her walls. A reflection that is not her own. It’s almost as if someone — or something — is trying to send her a message.

Meanwhile, a killer is stalking Los Angeles — a killer who reenacts famous movie murder scenes. Could Willa’s strange visions have to do with these unsolved murders? Or is she going crazy? And who can she confide in? There’s Marnie, her new friend who may not be totally trustworthy. And there’s Reed, who’s ridiculously handsome and seems to get Willa. There’s also Wyatt, who’s super smart but unhealthily obsessed with the Hollywood Killer.

All Willa knows is, she has to confront the possible-ghost in her house, or she just might lose her mind . . . or her life.

Acclaimed author Katie Alender puts an unforgettable twist on this spine-chilling tale of murder, mystery, mayhem — and the movies.

FAMOUS LAST WORDS releases on September 30th, 2014 from Point.

Sounds pretty intriguing. What do you think? 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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    Rachel Patrick

    March 12, 2014

    I want to read this just for the fact that famous movie murder scenes are recreated. Yeah, it’s suuuper creepy. But it’s also suuuper cool!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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    March 12, 2014

    Looks pretty cool

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    Camille @ Girl meets Books

    March 12, 2014

    It’s been so long since I’ve read a mystery-suspense novel. My last read would probably be Mary Higgins Clark. Although this book sounds like it has a paranormal vibe to it? But it sounds great. I hope you enjoy reading it when it comes out. Thanks for sharing!

    Here’s My WoW pick :)

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    March 12, 2014

    I can’t read this. I’m too much of a scaredy cat! The cover doesn’t look that creepy to me, but the synopsis! *shivers*
    Waiting on Wednesday
    Review: Of Stardust

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    March 12, 2014

    This isn’t my usual time of read but it sounds really good I’m going to add it to my tbr list :)
    Here’s my WoW Post
    Kimberly @ Turning the Pages
    +New Follower

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    Nadia @ Nadia Reads

    March 12, 2014

    This is intriguing indeed! The title reminded me of Looking for Alaska, but I see that it has probably nothing to do with it…

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    Christina @ Allodoxophobia

    March 12, 2014

    This sounds like a thrill ride, thanks for sharing!

    My WoW

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    Allison Grace

    March 12, 2014

    I totally wanna read this book because 1) it’s Katie and 2) it’s a murder book. Totally putting this on my TBR pile!

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    March 12, 2014

    I so can’t wait for this. Seriously my type of book, and the cover <3. But ahhh, I can't unsee it.

    Here’s mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

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    March 12, 2014

    This sounds so awesome! I’m totally loving the cover, and since I love murder mystery TV shows, this sounds like a perfect combination haha. Great pick, thanks for sharing!

    Here’s my WOW at Bookmunchies (:

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    March 12, 2014

    This one sounds really creepy but suspenseful as well. Thanks for sharing and I hope that you enjoy it when it comes out.

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    YA Book Queen

    March 12, 2014

    Oooh! I’m always interested in thrillers / mysteries, so this one sounds amazing to me. Great WOW choice!

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    Margie aka The Bumble Girl

    March 12, 2014

    I usually don’t do creepy thrillers, but I have read 2 in the last month and absolutely loved them! This is one that I think that I will give a try too! I have not heard of this one yet; Thanks for sharing it :)

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    Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

    March 12, 2014

    A thriller set in Hollywood? Oh…this is too good to be true! It sounds awesome…especially the Hollywood setting as I’m an actress. But the mystery / thriller aspect sounds absolutely spine-tinglingly creepy!

    Thanks for sharing and for putting this under my radar Hafsah! Great choice! :D

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    March 12, 2014

    Wow! I hadn’t heard of FAMOUS LAST WORDS until now, but it sounds intense!!! I think I’m definitely going to have to add it to my TBR, so thank you for sharing! :D

    My WoW this week is The Thousand Dollar Tan Line!

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    Mary @ BookSwarm

    March 12, 2014

    Ooh, very nice. I haven’t seen it around but it’s definitely headed to my TBR!

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