Saturday, 14 April 2012
Velveteen by Daniel Marks
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.
Release Date 9th October 2012
I saw this cover on All Things Urban Fantasy and loved it so when I saw it on Netgalley, I read the description and decided I had to read the book. It just sounded like my type of book: serial killer named Bonesaw, a purgatory that sounds deliciously gloomy and the heroine sounds like my kind of chick.
Velveteen (awesome name, by the way) or Velvet for short was murdered and ended up in purgatory where she gets placed on a salvage crew - salvage crews find escaped and trapped souls and banish them back to purgatory. But she slips back to Daylight (the real world) every so often to haunt her murderer and try and stop him from killing again ~ this is a big no-no apparently. But a new guys joins the team and Velvet is attracted to him ~ this is also a big no-no. Apparently you're just not allowed to have fun in purgatory.
Velvet is a reluctant heroine, she'd rather bring fiery vengeance down on Bonesaw's head but she has to do her job in purgatory, she doesn't want to be attracted to Nick but she can't help it. She sounds like the kind of chick I would've been friends with in school. One thing I was disappointed in (and this may just be the way my morbid mind works) is that you're constantly teased with bits and pieces of Velvet's torture at the hands of Bonesaw but you never find out the whole story. I was really hoping to find out the whole thing as I thought it would have maybe made understanding Velvet a little easier.
But aside from that small disappointment, I absolutely loved this book. I loved Velvet's relationship with everyone around her and I even loved her teen angst. A definite must read.
Book Depository: Velveteen
Amazon UK: Velveteen