April 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #17

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine where you share an upcoming release that you're anticipating on reading.

Expected Publication: October 9, 2012

From Goodreads:

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.

Why I'm waiting?

1) Velveteen is Dead.
Dude. The protagonist is dead!? How freaking awesome is that already? All the protags I've read about are well, ALIVE. This one is freaking dead, but alive, and I so love that. The fact that she's alive but dead totally intrigues the heck out of me. I want to know how the heck this is possible!

2) Velveteen was Kidnapped and Murdered.
I love stories about kidnapping and all that jazz. I mean, it's scary and I certainly don't want that ever happening to me or to anyone I know and love, but those kind of stories are really interesting. They grab your attention and keep you rooted and I bet my Arizona Green Tea Addiction Velveteen will do just that. This one is going to epic. Plus, I want to the backstory to Velveteen's kidnapping and stuff.

3) Bonesaw.
Not only is Velveteen kidnapped and murdered, but she's kidnapped and murdered by a freaking guy named BONESAW. Not only does his name make me go "WTF" but he's a Madman. Yes. A madman, people. I don't know if his real name is Bonesaw or not, if it is then, well, I can see why he's a madman. LOL. Though his name totally makes me do this: o_O, I want to know who the heck this guy thinks he is kidnapping 16 year olds and killing them and if he's still doing it and uh, yeah. I totes want to like, punch him already. I LOVE THAT. Oh, I'm a just a tad curious too. Like, curious as in, who is this guy!?

4) Vengeance and Revenge.
I can already see Velveteen doing some serious ass kicking, dead and haunting Bonesaw style. I am so so down for stuff like this. I don't know about you, but I sure want retribution for Velveteen's death! Let victory be with Velveteen!!

5) Purgatory.
I want to know why Velveteen's in this sort of purgatory hell after being killed by a freaking guy called Bonesaw. Also, I want to know how the heck she's going to haunt the living shit out of him and how she  plans to cross to our lovely world and the like. Basically, I just want to know MORE!

and of course we cannot miss..

6) Hot. Coworker. 
HELLO hottie that I have not yet met, but sure want to meet and I wish I knew your name because well, I. WANT. YOU..

I know this one is on Netgalley and, yes, I have requested! I'm such waiting on that magical email that will grant me the permission of all to do my so called "happy dance" that will involve embarrassing dance moves, but awesomesauce background music from One Direction!

Please blame Momo @ Books Over Boys for this obsession of mine ;)
What are you waiting on!?
Leave them links below so I can check yours out!


  1. Brilliant choice. Loved your reasons. I can't wait for it either. Hope you manage to get a copy via Netgalley

  2. Love the cover on this book! Great choice :) Here's the link to my WOW....

  3. Hi there :) just popping in...

    This book sounds epic! I just got this as an ARC review :D

    I'm also your newest follower :D

    Here is my choice...
    Waiting On Wednesday

  4. YES YES YES too all your reasons, dead, murdered, bonesaw(creepy name!), revenge! YES!, stuck in the inbetween, and of course the hot co worker! Great pick!
    My WOW

  5. Waiting for that magical e-mail too :-)
    Great choice!

    My WOW
    Safari Poet

  6. I just got it on netgalley!!! :) I can't wait for this one! Love the 1D gifs!!!

  7. Oh, yourh 4th reason is why I'm hesitant to pick it up. I'm always so much more vengeful than the actual protagonists so when they kiss and make up I'm like "KILL THAT M'THERF'CKER!! KILL HIM/HER! COME ON!! JUST A LITTLE!!" :'D

    Patricia // My WOW

  8. Great pick! I'm definitely excited to read this one as well!

    Here's my WoW

  9. LOL. I absolutely loved this WoW post. I am not sure that Velveteen is MY kind of book, but I am curious to see how you like it. Maybe you'll further convince me that this book belongs on my To-Read List ;-) Great pick, chicka!

    My WoW:

  10. Ooooo I have an ARC of this and can't wait to get to it. Love the cover AND synopsis! Terrific pick!

    My WoW

  11. Hahaha I love the One Direction Gifs!! And that song is amazing!! This book sounds really interesting. I've seen this one on a lot of Waiting on Wednesday posts. Great pick as always Jessirae! :D

  12. Bwahahahahahah, I'll take that blame! :) I'm telling you, they're worth getting obsessed over! :)

  13. Great choice. I love the cover. I love your WoW post.

    Ellen @ Always YA at Heart

  14. I have to agree, this does sound like a book worth waiting for!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani (new GFC follower)

  15. Jessirae, I got Velveteen last from Netgalley can't wait to start reading it! :)

  16. I seen this a couple weeks ago and could not believe I hadn't seen it before that!! AWESOME choice!!
    My WoW

  17. Great Pick! I totally can't wait for this one either :) I requested it...but no answer back :S oh well. We'll have to wait and see!

    Confessions of a Readaholic


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