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 ...more
I thought the story of 110,000 words was going to be a bloody tale of revenge but it wasn't. The blurb was awfully misleading:
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.Uh, no. Velveteen was actually about a bunch of angry, disillusioned dead people called Departurists who wanted out of purgatory and so they commit a series of terrorist acts in order to accomplish the ...more
Oh, yeah...there are spoilers ahead, because this book was just a modge podge of wtf-ery.
Velveteen started off so promising with Velvet using her ghost mojo to destroy things in the serial killer's home, and then realizing the sicko had collected a ...more
This book was long, and I wouldn't say this book was absolutely mind-blowing, but the writing as truly amazing. It was really sick an twisted, so disgustingly graphic, so mentally chilling - not usually my type of thing, but I was totally diggin' it. Just to give you a taste of what you would be reading: (view spoiler)["Quentin had lost a good chunk of his body’s forearm, and he was busily trying to pack the squishy flesh back around the expos ...more
Has this been done before because it sounds freck'in awesome! Even Velveteen (I love that name!) sounds awesome in a slightly crazy bitch kind of way. I LOVE crazy bitches!
Sign me up!
Oh and the cover...
My whole brain shut down for a minute due to a short circuit caused by pure electric AWESOME!
Okay I'm done... ...more
Imagine dying, and landing, not in heaven, not in hell, but in Purgatory. the place where souls who are not quite ready to crossover, go. After being kidnapped and brutally murdered, that is exactly where sixteen year old Velveteen Monroe ends up. and in Purgatory, everyone has a purpose, everyone has a job to do. But Velveteen is angry, and s ...more
When Velveteen Monroe pictured Bonesaw’s house—and she did, more often than could be considered healthy—blood striped the paint a muddy reddish-brown, internal organs floated in jars of formaldehyde, and great big taxidermy crows leered from branches that twisted from the wall like palsied arms.
Velveteen started out well. A morbid story about a murdered girl's ghost who's out for revenge on the person who took away her life.
I really loved the fact that even though sh ...more
Velveteen once again returns to the scene where she was brutally murdered. Hoping that she can somehow find a way to exact her deadly revenge. Unfortunately, as a ghost she hasn't found a way to stop the insane murderer, Bonesaw. He is evil incarnate and he took her life. After flooding his kitchen, Velvet rushes outside to find that he has another victim tied up in his shed. Desperately, she tries to free ...more
1. Velveteen is a BAMF. I like her violent, kick-ass style.
2. The LURVE. Okay, not love. I really liked how Velveteen didn't label her relationship with Nick, and saw it for what it was. Sexeh.
3. The overall plot was a bit overwhelming. Lot's of different elements going on, and happening too quickly. I wanted more time/info. to absorb the setting and what was going on.
4. Danny's personality and voice is infused into his writing. I really enjoyed t ...more
COVER! I love the font, but I'm not 100% sure about the models. I was expecting something more artsy, maybe more of a drawn cover and less of a fashion magazine style cover. However, I'm still EFFING EXCITED for this book and can't wait for it to release!
OMG I HAVE NEVER WANTED SOMETHING MORE FROM NETGALLEY IN MY WHOLE LIFE.
OMG this book...I tell ya, it is so unlike any YA I've ever read. It's got all of the elements of YA books ...more
I had a very hard time getting into this novel. I loved the synopsis and the cover, so I was really looking forward to reading this one, but in the end, it just wasn’t what I was expecting. I really wanted to learn about Bonesaw, and I figured that a majority of the novel would deal with Velvet’s terrible death and her attempt to bring Bonesaw down. What I found, instead, is that the novel touches briefly upon Bonesaw here and there, but more often than not, deals with Velvet’s sexual f ...more
Characters: Velvet is the leader of her collections group. Possibly the most famous of her time, going on 56 souls rescued. She leads Quentin, Luisa and Logan into situations in which souls that have been captured need to be released. Her position as body thief or “body snatcher” is when she takes over a human body to help the group get in closer with the soul stealers and help rescue them, and bring them to purgator ...more
Velveteen is out for blood, specifically the blood of her nemesis, the twisted serial killer Bonesaw, who was responsible for her all too early exit from the living world. She’s the sort of ass-kicking female protagonist that YA needs more of ...more
Velveteen Mondroe is sixteen and dead, her life cut short by a serial murderer named Bonesaw. Not being able to get over her brutal death and move on, she is now trapped in Purgatory (or the City of the Dead if you may). She occasionally sneaks out of there to haunt her killer, hoping to somehow prevent him from torturing and murdering othe ...more
After taking a few days to gather my thoughts…
I should probably mention that I consider this author to be “an online friend”. I don’t know him in real life – only on twitter and the youtubes. Knowing him socially does not have any bearing on my review at all. If anything, I may be a little harder on this book because of it. I have high expectations for the folks I label in the “friend” category. lol.
“and now for somethi...more
You know that feeling you get when you first begin reading a book and realize you have stumbled onto something really good. When it grabs you at page one and you submerse yourself into the world the author has created? That is exactly what happened to me when I opened up Velveteen. Marks wicked imagination took me into the depths of purgatory, with beautiful, dark details and fascinating characters. With multiple plots weaved throughout this tale I found myself completely spellbound.
When we ...more
Velveteen is another novel with a whole lot of hype surrounding its release. The premise sounds so insane and creepy that this should come as no surprise. A dystopia about the dead? Serial killers? Purgatory? Strong heroine? That's all kinds of awesome, right? Well, I definitely think so.
My first recommendation is not to come into Velveteen looking for a dystopia. There really isn't anything particularly dystopian here, although I do see some definite ...more
Velveteen's opening scenes were brillant - frustrated over Bonesaw's nonchalance over being haunted, Velvet can't help but flash back to when she was being held captive. While flooding his kitchen, her worst fears are realized when she sees th ...more
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