by Katie Alender
Book: Stand Alone
Pub Date: September 2014
Genre: Young Adult
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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.
My Review: Willa is pretty much thrown into a new life. Her mom got married, so now she is heading to Hollywood. Its now her, her mom, and new stepdad. Willa is now in this huge mansion, with everything you can expect. She isn't thrilled, she isn't in the best place right now. Shes still upset about the loss of her dad. Moving, new life, new school, and now she may be really crazy.
Willa has been having these moments, where she just spaces out. Sorta like she is in the head of these girls who were killed. She tires to keep it to herself and just shrug it off. But then she starts to see things, and well things just get stranger. Then Wyatt comes along and this all seems interesting to him. Hes the odd ball at the school and for some reason is interested in whats been going on with the murders and well just a lot of weird stuff.
So once these two start talking, things get more interesting and it may all help in putting the pieces together to solving these murders. This is going to be a tough and weird road, but Willa can make it through it, and she has help along the way.
So I ended up liking this book. I had to grab a few books by Katie, since I read Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer and just fell in love with it. This was a good read, but the one about Marie is still my favorite by her.