Velveteen by Daniel Marks
Expected pub: 10/9/2012 by 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.
WHOA!!! WHAT??? The main character is dead… AND named Velveteen- okay REALLY do you need any more than that?? Killed by a murderous freak named BONESAW? On top of that a love interest… and she sounds like she might just say… “Forget it!” And kill everyone!
Okay… and Cover Whore ALERT. Let’s pause to appreciate the EPICNESS that is Velveteen’s cover. *moment of silence*
“It’ll be brutal . . . and awesome.”
DUDE. Just like me. I need this book YESTERDAY. No joke.