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Book Report: Kiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez

Well, hello! Welcome back for another Book Report! In the past, we’ve done lots of gushing as we’ve oohed and ahhed over books like ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER, but today’s discussion involves a few differing opinions on our overall opinion of KISS KILL VANISH by Jessica Martinez. Did we love it? Did we […]

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November 3, 2014 - 4:34 pm

Rather Be Reading Turns Three! (Plus Giveaway!) - […] year we want to share copies with TWO PEOPLE of the books we’ve reviewed together, KISS KILL VANISH and ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER! We’re also including a few of our favorite non-bookish […]

October 23, 2014 - 1:41 pm

Cassie @ Happy Book Lovers - I’ve had my eye on this one since I saw the cover because it really stands out to me. And I think it’s kind of fun to read a book with lots of different opinions! It was fun reading your POVs! 🙂

October 9, 2014 - 12:05 am

Alexa S. - Kiss Kill Vanish was a pretty fun surprise for me! I didn’t expect to be swept up in this book, but I totally was. Martinez delivers a pretty solid mystery/thriller type tale, and I can’t wait to read more of her stuff!

October 8, 2014 - 12:53 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - A thing with feet that grossed you out and almost made you cry? That sounds terrible! LOL And I’m not sure I want to find out what it is! But aside from that, you guys have me totally on the fence about this one. I have yet to read one of her books. Something about the author having my name really weirds me out and is part of the reason why I haven’t read any of her books yet. Totally dumb, but there you have it. lol

Estelle: The Vow by Jessica Martinez

The Vow by Jessica Martinez ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: October 15, 2013 Publisher: Simon Pulse Pages: 432 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: immigration, best friends, family Format read: ARC from Publisher via Edelweiss. (Thanks!) Summary: When Mo’s father loses his job, he decides the best decision is to move the family back […]

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October 9, 2014 - 12:29 pm

Book Report: Kiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez - […] Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez (website | twitter) See Also Virtuosity and The Vow by Jessica Martinez Publication Date: October 7, 2014 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Pages: 432 […]

December 27, 2013 - 9:01 am

Estelle's End of the Year Survey (So Long 2013), Estelle - […] and Annie in The Vow by Jessica Martinez; they were willing to do so much for each […]

November 10, 2013 - 8:59 pm

Racquel - I’ve also read Virtuosity and loved it but this seems super different and I really super respect Martinez so I can’t wait to read it.

November 8, 2013 - 7:33 am

The Vow by Jessica Martinez - HOBBITSIES - […] Rather Be Reading Reading is the Thing Ashley Loves Books […]

November 4, 2013 - 5:50 pm

Alexa Y. - My sister and I just saw this book in the bookstore the other day and we both wanted to read it. It makes me SO happy to see that you enjoyed it so much! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy and indulge in it, and hopefully enjoy it as much as you did.

November 4, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - Great review! I really liked this one and I absolutely love Jessica Martinez’s writing. But (always a but) I struggled with how alive and dynamic Annie’s chapters felt compared with how stagnant Mo’s chapters were. And I get why they were like that, but I just kept wishing I could hear more about Annie.

November 3, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Shelve It: Double the V-Logs - […] A review of The Vow by Jessica Martinez A Big Kids’ Table Featuring YA Authors Suggesting Adult Reads A Beginner’s Guidebook to Austin via Lovestruck Summer by Melissa Walker A review of Reality Boy by A.S. King A review of Playing Dirty by Jennifer Echols […]

November 3, 2013 - 9:35 am

Bookworm1858 - I’m glad you mentioned how each chapter leads into the next; when I realized that was happening, I was so enchanted. It’s just a nice touch to see. I really shook my head at their naivety though because it seems like such a crazy idea!

November 1, 2013 - 5:14 pm

alice-jane - It’s really nice that that book worked out so nicely! The premise of it is different and unusual but it’s nice that it focuses on friendship, rather than romance. It’ll definitely be checking this book out of the library soon!

November 1, 2013 - 2:12 pm

Summer - I read this one a week or so ago and really enjoyed it, too. Their friendship really was so deep and necessary in their lives that I almost was on board with the craziness of marrying so youg, but at the same time I didn’t want anything messing with Annie and Reed. There was most definitely a lump in my throat at the end.

November 1, 2013 - 12:18 pm

Judith - Oooh, I am intrigued. The concept sounds kind of insane, but I’m glad it was worked out so well. I love stories about friendship, sometimes even more than romantic ones, so the fact that this friendship is so great makes me even more eager to pick this book up myself. I hadn’t heard of this one, but I’m glad you liked it – and I think I will too.

November 1, 2013 - 9:08 am

Daphne - this sounds fantastic! this is what i love about blogging, i stumble upon a book that i may never have even known about and now i NEED to read this book. great review.

Magan: Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez

Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez Length of Book: 304 pages Type of Book: YA Format: My Kindle and Kindle app for my iPhone Release Date: October 18, 2011 How I found out about it: I was looking for a brand new release. I sorted my Goodreads list by date and realized this one, that had been […]

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October 8, 2014 - 3:04 pm

Book Report: Kiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez - […] Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez (website | twitter) See Also Virtuosity and The Vow by Jessica Martinez Publication Date: October 7, 2014 Publisher: Katherine Tegen […]

February 10, 2014 - 9:01 am

Kiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez (Cover Reveal!) - […] upcoming YA thriller: KISS KILL VANISH. We are a huge fans of Jessica’s past work — Virtuosity and last year’s The Vow — and can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeve with […]

November 22, 2011 - 12:02 am

Top 10 Tuesday: Authors I Wanna Dine With | Rather Be Reading | Two Busy Girls Who Always Find Time For a Book - […] As I mentioned in my post about Virtuosity, Jessica Martinez plays the violin herself. I think she’d provide some much-needed ambiance, […]