Kiss Kill Vanish

Kiss Kill Vanish

by Jessica Martinez

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062274496
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 695,906
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile: HL680L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Jessica Martinez is a Canadian living in Florida. She graduated from Brigham Young University and now divides her time between her three sweet children, her two rebellious cats, her husband, and all the books she wants to read. Also, sometimes she writes.

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Kiss Kill Vanish 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book with a grounded protagonist and a page turning story.
Reading-is-My-Treasure More than 1 year ago
Kiss Kill Vanish was a surprise. When I first discovered it, it looked so good! However, after reviews started coming in and the book had been on my Kindle for awhile, I kinda lost interest. I'm glad to say that when I finally got to reading it, I got REALLY into the story. I really liked reading the book! Intrigue and the mystery and the drama and scandal--it was all so great! The romance was the thing that kept me reading. I was always hoping for something to develop between Valentina and a certain guy. I was on the edge of my seat, looking for signs that the two characters were attracted to one another. As for the characters, I loved Marcel. Despite his jerkish behavior at times, he was one of my favorite parts of the book. He had a soft side that I couldn't resist. Valentina didn't feel like a solidly built heroine. She seemed a bit . . . scattered. All over the place. I liked her, but she didn't stand out as a great character. Emilio--ugh. I never liked him. I didn't like his and Valentina's relationship. It was too love soaked--too passionate-in-a-bad-way.  The story is dark with bursts of dramatic color--just like the cover. It was a thrilling book! I was almost always on the edge of my seat and feeling nervous about what would happen next. Overall, Kiss Kill Vanish was an exciting ride. I'm glad that I decided to pick this one up. It was fun! *I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Alli More than 1 year ago
Well I really like the book and currently writing an essay that's also a letter to the author. In the copy I have there are many errors but other than that the book was amazing. And to the guy that said it was horrible and gave it one star, she was whiny because she came from a rich family and never had to work. And also the money in Montreal is nothing like the money in the U.S stuff (as the author clearly stated) cost more there than in the U.S. I still suggest people to read this book!
majibookshelf More than 1 year ago
I must admit. I have had friends who read Kiss Kill Vanish and weren't impressed. I try not to let other people's opinions affect me in regards to judging a book I haven't read but I have to say I do become wary of the book. I wished I didn't request it for review but still, I tried emptying my pre-reading judgements and started it. I must say, I was surprised! The beginning is slow. That is a given. The author took a while trying to set up everything and get the ball rolling.. still, I wasn't bored or disliked the protagonist. It's funny how I actually really liked Valentina. I loved the plot and thought it was addicting. I especially loved all the well crafted twists. Even I, someone who loved mysteries and usually solves them rather quickly, wasn't able to see the twists coming my way. To spare you the details, Valentina witnessed her boyfriend kill someone in cold blood when her dad ordered him to do so. She couldn't take it and fled. She found out her father is pretty much a drug lord, trafficking drugs and making millions and millions of dollars. Valentina decides to runaway and goes to Montreal (she lived in Florida). I felt, for such a pampered sheltered rich girl, she did fairly well. She barely complained and wasn't naive. She didn't have a misconception that everything should come to her easily because that's how it has always been. She lived in a closet sized room with other people and worked as a model for a rich guy. Yea it seems fishy, but let's be real, someone like her can't do manual labor! I do understand that about her. Heck, I've never had a job which has more to do with our culture where the parents take care of the kids and kids shouldn't be worrying about money than my family or all arabs/muslims being rich. So I get why some people think she's too sheltered and should look at reality and get an actual job.. this is easier said than done.The romance in this book.. guys it is so unpredictable and I LOVED IT TO PIECES. THANK YOU THANK YOU Jessica Martinez for finally letting an underdog win the girl. THANK YOU for finally making my guy bias win the girl. I don't want to mention which guy I'm talking about (because there are several, though NO love triangle (square?) at all). All I can say is that I was very very happy with the romance. The last is the plot and plot progression. As I mentioned earlier, the beginning was slow, that's the reason why I took half a star off. It took 100 pages to really get into the novel and get hooked. However after the 100 page mark, things got crazy with a capital C. I'm not even kidding. Deaths, conspiracy, murder plotting, ambushing, everything you can think of. It was so addicting. however there are also the sweet moments with Valentina and another person that I can't help but gush about. All in all, this book took me by complete surprise and I loved it. I couldn't stop reading it and ended up marathoning the last 250 pages on a friday night. Kiss Kill Vanish is definitely worth the buy and read! 
Sarah_UK1 More than 1 year ago
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) 17-year-old Valencia ran away to Montreal after witnessing something she never expected to see. Something that rightfully shocked her, and left her doubting who her father and boyfriend really were. Now Valencia is struggling to make rent, and barely surviving on her own. What did Valencia witness? And what are her father and boyfriend mixed up in? This was an okay story, but it dragged. Valencia was an okay character, and I understood why she ran away from home, even if leaving without any money was a little short-sighted. She could have been a bit smarter, but it was clear that she had acted on a fight or flight response rather than anything logical, so fair enough. The storyline in this was okay, but the book was just too long. I liked the mystery aspect of the story, but the whole thing just dragged, and dragged, and dragged a bit more. I could have edited out about half of this story without it losing anything important. There were a couple of interesting twists that I didn’t see coming, and I did appreciate those, but again, the rest of the story just dragged too much in between. There was some romance in this, and it was okay, but I didn’t really love it. The ending was okay, and we got a bit of a happily ever after, but mostly I was just pleased that the book was over. At 432 pages this was way longer than it needed to be. Overall; okay story, but dragged too much, 6.25 out of 10.
DahlELama More than 1 year ago
An honest-to-goodness YA Suspense novel the likes of which I really can't recall having read before. I loved the writing here, and all the ways it twisted and turned until I stopped even bothering to guess what was happening; it was way more fun to let Martinez take me along for the ride. It's not as fast-paced a read as you might expect, given the subject matter, but it's an enjoyable and well-crafted one and I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book thinking the summery was a good description. IT IS NOT! The girl starts off in Montreal After she has fled Miami and is whiny about sitting for an artist who pays her a ton of money for it yet she lives in a dump (no explanation as to how she pulled that off) yet can't afford food. She doesn't have a brain in her body and the whole book I wanted to slap her and tell her to think things through! I felt like the book was dragging out her misery and it wasn't until the last quarter of the book that it even remotely is even remotely interesting.