For What It's Worth

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

New WoW

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming releases that we're anticipating.

I haven’t done one of these since November of last year but when I saw the cover reveal for this book last week I knew it was time to do a WoW post.


Velveteen (Velveteen #1)
By Daniel Marks
October 9th, 2012
Random House Children’s books

Velveteen Monroe is dead. At 16, she was kidnapped and murdered by a madman named Bonesaw. But that's not the problem.

The problem is she landed in purgatory. And while it's not a fiery inferno, it's certainly no heaven. It's gray, ashen, and crumbling more and more by the day, and everyone has a job to do. Which doesn't leave Velveteen much time to do anything about what's really on her mind.


Velveteen aches to deliver the bloody punishment her killer deserves. And she's figured out just how to do it. She'll haunt him for the rest of his days. 

It'll be brutal . . . and awesome.

But crossing the divide between the living and the dead has devastating consequences. Velveteen's obsessive haunting cracks the foundations of purgatory and jeopardizes her very soul. A risk she's willing to take—except fate has just given her reason to stick around: an unreasonably hot and completely off-limits coworker.

Velveteen can't help herself when it comes to breaking rules . . . or getting revenge. And she just might be angry enough to take everyone down with her.  goodreads

I’ve been a huge fan of Daniel’s since reading his very adult Amanda Feral zombie series. (writing under the name Mark Henry) I’ve also watched him tweet about writing Velveteen for about a year now and I’m dying to see what kind of fresh voice he can bring to the YA genre. I’m hoping for dark and creepy and just by looking at the cover and summary, I’m sure he’ll deliver.

Daniel Marks website | twitter


  1. This book looks really interesting, I will have to add it to my TBR pile!! Here is my Waiting on Wednesday

  2. Never heard of this one before, but I'm responding well to your cheerleading of it and the author ;) Adding to my goodreads tbr now, thanks!

  3. Great pick! How freaking creepy is that? I can't wait to see what the first readers think. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oooh... This sounds really dark and creepy, and I hadn't heard of it until now. Thanks for the tip!

  5. I saw the cover for this last week I think and once I read the synopsis I had to quickly add it to my TBR.

  6. Is the first time that I heard of it and sounds really good my kind of book.
    I just add it to my TBR.
    thanks for sharing!
    My WOW

  7. saw this on another girls blog, looks fantastical.

    My WoW

  8. I haven't heard of this author before, but this book sounds great. I love the idea for the story, great pick!

    Our WoW is at Book Sake. –Jessica

  9. Oh Mark Henry? Cool, then I really want to read this one too

  10. I'm really looking forward to reading this as well! I hope it's as creepy as the synopsis!

    My WoW

  11. Oooo, I'm dying for this one, too! The concept is so awesome.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  12. I want this one, too! Loooove the cover. :-)

  13. So....I requested this on Edelweiss over the weekend! Of course now it's on Netgalley, but anyway, YAY! This better be all sorts of awesome!