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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