I’ve been reading a lot of books lately. I mean a lot. I’ve been reading about magicians and artists, about teens caught up in murder and revenge, about regular people struggling to live their lives and about extraordinary people fighting for what they want. Tons of books. I adore books.
Right now, I’m reading VELVETEEN by the talented Daniel Marks. It’s his debut YA novel — and if you like your paranormal YA dark and with attitude, this is absolutely the novel for you! Velvet is angry, with reason (she’s dead, and that’s no picnic — that’s also not a spoiler; the book opens with her already dead). But that anger may be the very thing that destroys everything around her. Really double-plus ungood, when you’re in Purgatory and everything is already half-crumbling. Will her hunger for revenge upon the serial killer who took her life bring about the annihilation of her afterlife?
I’m seriously enjoying this book. (And I want the dress the female cover model is wearing.)
I happen to have an extra copy of VELVETEEN right here. It’s a beautiful hardcover. And it could be yours! All you have to do is comment below and tell me what book you’ve been reading lately (or looking forward to). Comments are open until midnight, October 30, 2012. And the giveaway is open worldwide. (Yeah, I know, I rock. You can tell me so. My ego needs the boost.)
Also open: yesterday’s giveaway of my books, RAGE and LOSS, and two books by the amazing A.S. King: PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ and EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS. A.S. King, along with being a good friend, is also one of the few authors on my auto-buy list. I’ve been fascinated by her work ever since I read THE DUST OF 100 DOGS, and she gets more talented with every book. I have her latest, ASK THE PASSENGERS, which I’m going to dive into as soon as I’m done with VELVETEEN. Yesterday’s Authors Against Bullying giveaway is also open worldwide, until midnight, October 30, 2012.