Tuesday, September 25

Velveteen: Book Review

Daniel Marks
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
October 9th 2012
Young Adult | Fantasy

Official Blurb - 
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.

The synopsis makes this book sound extremely interesting. Serial killer, check. Stubborn and slightly deranged heroine, check. That is about as far as I was able to get before I put the book down. The serial killer is very disturbing and her haunting of him no less disturbing. Velveteen is no average girl. She doesn't have any problem with the serial killer. Other than he killed her which has set her on a rampage. Both Bonesaw and Velveteen think similarly which was what I found more disturbing. I gave it up because I couldn't relate to Velveteen and I didn't want to know any more gruesome details about Bonesaw and his after hours preoccupation.

Violence: Heavy