Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Velveteen

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by breaking the spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Velveteen
by Daniel Marks
Expected publication: October 9th 2012 by Random House Children's Books
From Goodreads:  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.

Bonesaw.

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.


My Thoughts: OH MY GOD!!!That cover!!!It reminds me of that time in the fourth grade when I decided to go all goth and most of the clothes in my wardrobe were either black or purple.Now this cover makes me want to go goth all over again! XD And let's not ignore the fact that somehow, the title suits the cover perfectly!Or maybe it's just the font.And the blurb,it's quite different from other paranormal books I've read this year.Look around you,we have so many stories on vampires and werewolves but very few on the afterlife.The only other story like this is probably Hereafter by Tara Hudson,but even then the plot has a lot of differences.If it were up to me,I'd probably rate this book four stars just on the cover and blurb!Can't wait for this to come out!
                                                         

3 comments:

  1. This is on my books i'm yearning for list. Awesome pick!

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  2. I want to read this one too! It sounds appropriately creepy and awesome!

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews
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