DNF: Velveteen by Daniel Marks

Published October 9th, 2012
Delecorte Books for Young Readers
464 pages (Hardcover)
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. (From Goodreads)
Gave up at: p. 276 (57%)

I tried really hard on this one.  I was sent this one from The Fake Steph as part of her monthy TBR Intervention giveaways, which makes it even harder to DNF, but I got too bored and too lost.

I was confused from the start, and not in the good way of plot-building.  This book just makes no sense to me.  It also doesn't match what I expected.  I'm lost on the characters roles and what the **** they are doing.  After a while, I got bored of being confused.

This is a book that I may try again, but there are just too many other titles that I would rather be reading to keep going here.

Much love, Samantha

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