Velveteen - Daniel Marks

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Velveteen - 
Daniel Marks
Released: October 9, 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books


Synopsis: 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.



What it's about: Velveteen Monroe had a brutal death. She is going to get good old ghostly revenge on her killer. Right? Wrong. Well, mostly wrong.  It's about the Departurists and Purgatory.



What I thought: Gorgeous cover? Check. Intriguing synopsis? Check. So why oh why did this book fall so short? Firstly, this book is not about revenge, not really. It was confusing and long-winded with the characters being exciting as door-knobs. Don't get me wrong, I really wanted to love this book. But I seriously struggled to get through the entire book. Sure, the whole purgatory thing was interesting at first, but then it just became tiring.

I just want to point out that I have read many of the positive as well as negative reviews and I feel like the issues I had with this book were very similar to other negative reviews. I think this is one that you will either love or you will hate, so read it for yourself.


The good: The scenes that Bonesaw is actually in, are the most exciting part about this book.


The bad: Well, just about everything. Misleading synopsis, boring plot and insta-love. Woo.


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Claire Blennerhassett

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6 comments:

  1. Nice review! :) Now, I don't know if I should read it or not.

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  2. aww boo! I was looking forward to this one :\

    ps. the girl on the cover looks an eerie lot like Kristen Stewart... or is that just me going blind?

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  3. I definitely agree with you on this one. I wanted more Bonesaw and less of Velvet trying to talk herself out of liking Nick and being mean to everyone.

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  4. I definitely agree with you on this one. I wanted more Bonesaw and less of Velvet trying to talk herself out of liking Nick and being mean to everyone.

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  5. I definitely agree with you on this one. I wanted more Bonesaw and less of Velvet trying to talk herself out of liking Nick and being mean to everyone.

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  6. Poo, I just picked this up from my library. But, I am still on the fence about it. From what I can tell people either really love it or they just don't really get into it. Thank you for your honest review. :)

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