Thursday, June 7, 2012

Daniel Marks – YA Author – Vlogger – Smartass (His words, not mine!)

Daniel Marks – YA Author – Vlogger – Smartass (His words, not mine!)

I recently finished reading VELVETEEN by Daniel Marks. I pre-ordered the print book and grabbed the e-Arc from Net Galley to review. This book blew me away in so many different ways. It was Marks’s humour on both Twitter and his Youtube channel that originally turned me on to him. I’m really happy to report that the same sense of humour can be found within the pages of Velveteen. As much as I was oogied out by the macabre descriptions of such things as corpse reanimations and the horrid and terrible things a certain dark character named Bonesaw did to innocent young girls, there was such a great voice in Marks’s writing—a voice of humour, bravado, confidence, playfulness. There is romance, horror, comedy and mystery in Velveteen. You’ll fall in love with sassy/funny/taking-care-of-business Velvet and the hunky soul, Nick, whom she rescues early on in the story. Watch as they work to save the world from a repugnant child killer who thinks a cheese grater is a wonderful implement of torture. Watch as they attempt to save Purgatory from an uprising and an Exodus. Watch them do these things while they find themselves in the midst of a budding—and forbidden—romance. This story has everything! As much as a book filled with horror and the horrific could be a delight, it was ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL! This is not my review (review will be posted in a few days). (-: Just an introduction to the author.

Velveteen was simply epic! It comes out this fall from Delacorte. I’m asking you today to either pre-order it OR mark your calendars to purchase it upon its release. You won’t be disappointed.

Want to learn more about Daniel Marks? You can find him here on YOUTUBE, where he vlogs quite regularly. Make sure to follow him on TWITTER, also. And if you have any questions for him…don’t be afraid to FORMSPRING him! Marks also has a BLOG.

So…go forth! Discover the twisted, dark and hilarious world of this delightful new writer!


1 comment:

  1. At sixteen, Velveteen Monroe was kidnapped and murdered by a madman named Bonesaw. But that's not the problem.
    The problem is she landed in the City of the Dead. And while it's not a fiery inferno, it's certainly no heaven either. Grey, ashen and crumbling more and more by the day, and everyone has a job to do there. Which doesn't leave Velveteen much time to do anything about what’s really on her mind.
    Velveteen aches to deliver the bloody punishment he 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 could actually crack the foundation of her new world, not to mention jeopardize 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.