Sep • 5 • 2012
Series: Velveteen # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Paranormal
Author: Daniel Marks
Publisher: Delacorte Books For Young Readers
Release Date: October 9, 2012
Book: ARC sent by publisher
“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.”
My humor has always been border lined inappropriate. For instance, during the movie Night Of The Twisters, there is a part where a lady gets hit in the face with trash can lid and flies back. I laughed so HARD. While most people gasp, I laugh. Even now, while I write this, I’m snickering under my breathe. Seriously, my humor sometimes is wicked. And that’s why my friends, I adored Velveteen.
So the best part of the book are the characters of course. Velveteen thoughts are equivalent to who I was in high school. Seriously go ask my mom. I had loud mouth that got my in trouble all the time. Being in Velvet shoes was like having a flashback in high school. Velvet isn’t afraid to say what she has to say appropriate or not. She is clear in all of her motives and let’s that be know. She doesn’t play games but is fiercely blunt in everything. LOL. So me…
Now, the plot of the book is great! I loved that the reader not only saw what is happening in Velvet’s world, but also what is going on outside of it. Velvet is on a mission and will not let anything stop her. The plot pacing is sometimes slow, but as I said before Velvet’s humor always seems to pick up the pace.
The love interest is what I thought it would be and more. Velvet’s way out of being close is always some sexual inappropriate innuendo which for me made me laugh more. Seriously, the things this chick comes up with just amazes me. Sometimes, all I could do I shake my head, snickering under my breathe. I like that Velvet found someone to be close to and find solace in. She needs that peace.
Velveteen is a darkly comedic story that provides a quirky story. Crude and raunchy, Velveteen’s sharp tongue keeps the reader entertain even when it’s ashen with death. This raucous story will no doubt keep you on your toes and snickering under your breath. Filled with awesome punch-lines, Velveteen is great!
I give it 4 BITES!