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.
Hardcover, 464 pages
Expected publication: October 9th 2012
Random House Children's Books
It takes a lot for me to say this, but this is my new favorite book. Of all time. Amazing isn’t enough to describe it. And it deserves way more than five stars. VELVETEEN was absolutely brilliant. Daniel Marks descriptions and world building are flawless. The dialogue is witty and natural. Velvet is one of my favorite heroines in YA books to date. Nick…oh Nick. What can I say? Funny, gorgeous, and dead. My kind of guy. This book was fantastically creepy. It had an almost Tim Burton quality that I just adored. And amazingly enough, the author managed to pull off a jaw droppingly good love story in the middle of all of this death and gore.
Since this book still doesn’t come out for a few more months I’m not going to give anything spoilery away. But if you like truly dark YA stories with a twist of humor and romance, this book is for you. And as you can probably tell, I want to shout from the rooftops, I love this book!!! Daniel Marks is a phenomenal writer and I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.