Waiting on Wednesday (79) — Velveteen by Daniel Marks

“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)

Velveteen 

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.

VELVETEEN will be released on October 9th, 2012 by RandomHouse.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

Hafsah

Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.

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22 Comments

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    ashelynn hetland

    March 21, 2012

    great pick! Velveteen seems to be on everybody's list this week, but it's one I'm dying to read. LOVE the cover. :D

    my WOW.

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    Danny

    March 21, 2012

    This sounds so dark and the cover picks up the synopsis perfectly! This is also on my list and I'm excited for that one!

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    March 21, 2012

    Just saw this at another blog! Really like the cover too!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    Hollie

    March 21, 2012

    I'm really looking forward to this one too! The synopsis sounds great, and I love the cover!

    My WoW

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    Agnieszka Nashi

    March 21, 2012

    I saw Velveteen on a few lists today! Not my type of read, but it does sound intriguing. And I love the title. ;)

    Here's my WoW ♥
    Check my international giveaway!

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    Jen

    March 21, 2012

    I can't wait to read this book. It looks really good

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    Amy

    March 21, 2012

    This book sounds really good. I am really excited for this one too!!
    My WoW

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    Hope Welsh

    March 21, 2012

    Sounds good. Mine is a YA, too. On my blog. WoW and WWW

    My WoW and WWW A small give-away or three on the blog, too

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    Hope Welsh

    March 21, 2012

    Sounds good. Mine is a YA, too. On my blog. WoW and WWW

    My WoW and WWW A small give-away or three on the blog, too

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    Darlene

    March 21, 2012

    That sounds great! I love murder books that follow the murdered and I really think this one has a cool twist to it with purgatory and meeting this cute coworker there. Thanks for introducing this to me, I must add this to my TBR list.

    Darlene @ Leather Bound and Lovely

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    Marmaladelibby (aka Ange)

    March 21, 2012

    Holy cow that sounds awesome! Great one I hadn't heard of yet! Added it to my TBR list! Thanks! Here's my Waiting on Weds this week! Happy reading!

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    Laura (All of Everything)

    March 21, 2012

    I looove the sound of this! Awesomely dark. Cannot wait to read this!

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    LunaMoth

    March 21, 2012

    third WoW with this one on it ive seen today! guess its going to be a very popular book!

    My WoW

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    Katie @ BlookGirl

    March 21, 2012

    I've seen this one pop up quite a bit today! Seems it's a highly anticipated novel, and for good reason :-) Can't wait to give it a read when it debuts!

    Great pick, Hafsah! :-)

    My WoW: http://blookgirl.com/features/waiting-on-wednesday/122-crewel-by-gennifer-albin

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    Book Slave

    March 21, 2012

    What a great choice! The cover for this book is gorgeous and I've also seen this book on a lot of blogs today.

    Also thanks for stopping by :D

    Book Enslaved

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    Tiffany Mahaffy

    March 22, 2012

    Wow I haven't heard of this one before glad I stopped by and seen it!! Looks awesome!!
    My WoW

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    Kimberley@sunnykimmylovinglife

    March 22, 2012

    I'm dying to read this book! And I love the cover. Did you read the author's bios on A Good Addiction and 2 other blogs? They are hilarious! And there was also a giveaway :). Nice pick.

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      Kimberley@sunnykimmylovinglife

      March 22, 2012

      My WoW

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    Anna @ Literary Exploration

    March 22, 2012

    Dude what??? THIS SOUNDS AWESOME! I love that cover too!!! Man I really need to get my hands on this one!!! Great pick :)

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

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    Mel - Thedailyprophecy.

    March 22, 2012

    Oh yeah, this one is definitely on my list! Nice pick!

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    Small Blonde Hippy

    March 22, 2012

    This one looks interesting and I love the cover! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    Espana

    June 18, 2012

    At sixteen, Velveteen Monroe was kidnapped and murdered by a madman named Bonesaw. But that's not the problem.
    The problem is she landed in the City of the Dead. And while it's not a fiery inferno, it's certainly no heaven either. Grey, ashen and crumbling more and more by the day, and everyone has a job to do there. 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 he 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 could actually crack the foundation of her new world, not to mention jeopardize 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.

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