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.
Serial killer Bonesaw murdered and tortured 16-year-old Velveteen Monroe, who now resides in the dank limbo of Purgatory, otherwise known as City of the Dead. There, she helps retrieve souls, and to her delight, she saves the swoonworthy Nick. Love is not enough, however, to salve her revenge fantasies: she is determined to haunt Bonesaw and thwart any more deaths by his hand. But every time she crosses over, which is forbidden in City of the Dead, tremors shake the foundations of her world. Tough and rebellious, Velveteen must choose between satisfying her rage and keeping the City of the Dead from crashing into smithereens.
Brutal and dark, VELVETEEN takes revenge, soaks it in blood, and twists it inside out to dry.
- Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction
- Types of Characters, Horror + Ghost Stories, Social Issues / Death + Dying
- October 9, 2012
- October 9, 2012
- Daniel Marks