Review: Kiss Kill Vanish

Sep •  9 •  2014

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Kiss Kill VanishKiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on October 7th 2014
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Thriller
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher

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.

This is an great story! From the very first chapter I was intrigued by what surrounded Valentina yet she didn’t know.

Plot: This is about a girl who finds out her father is not who he says he is. She runs away only to discover more secrets. One thing that really pulled me into this plot was Valentina herself. She was blissfully unaware of her fathers actions and left so thinking she was done for. The plot carries this deep power struggle of facing her past as well as what she can do for her future.

Friendship/Love: This area totally caught me by surprise because I thought this was a safe haven for Valentina. After discovering so much about her life, truly this area has to be good for her. Instead it bit her…bad. It crept up on me since I was so caught up with Valentina and her discovering her fathers secrets. I honestly didn’t second guess it and even fell for every word he said.

Ending: I like the ending. After coming to a conclusion, Valentina takes matters into her own hands. Which I really enjoyed. I liked seeing her prove everyone wrong. She took what power she had left and made it work for her. You go girl!

This is a spectacular story that completely captured me. I really enjoyed the secrets, the action as well as the development of Valentina.

I give it 4 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Jen @ YA Romantics
    Sep 9, 2014

    I’m so excited to read this one!! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  2. Candace
    Sep 9, 2014

    I didn’t even know about this book somehow! It sounds excellent!

    • Savannah
      Sep 10, 2014

      Hope you get a chance to read it.

  3. Sounds like Valentine is a great character. Not sure about that cover though. It bothers me for some reason. Great review!

    • Savannah
      Sep 10, 2014

      I like the cover but maybe it should have be different. Honestly the cover and the story don’t really match. I thought I was going in reading a contempory lovey story but it is so not that.

  4. Lisa (Fic Talk)
    Sep 15, 2014

    Can’t wait to check this one out! Glad you enjoyed it!

  5. I have an eARC of this that I’m planning on starting soon. I completely forgot I had it, so thanks for reminding me! The way you wrote this review has me even more excited to start it!