Waiting on Wednesday: Velveteen

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where she spotlights upcoming releases.

This week I am waiting on. . . 
By: Daniel Marks 
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Velveteen (Velveteen, #1)

I stumbled across this one on a favorite book site, and the synopsis and cover both look interesting. I'm excited to get a chance to add it to my TBR pile.

Synopsis on 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.


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.


  1. Oh, Velveteen sounds awesome! Dark and creepy and haunting... And the cover is gorgeous as well! I'm adding it to my TBR list. Great pick!:)

  2. Can't wait for this! I didn't know it was on NetGalley before. Eeekkk!!! Awesome WoW! :D

    Fara @ Tumbling In Books

  3. Good choice, I'm excited for this one too!

    My WOW

  4. Hi everyone- glad you all agree! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  5. Whoa. *-* Sounds gritty but definitely interesting! I can see why it sparked your interest.


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