No Rabbit Jokes, Please!

Velveteen Vs. the Junior Super Patriots


First Look:

This is one of those covers that will probably catch your eye (she’s wearing a bunny tail, for goodness’ sake!), but you probably can’t fully appreciate until you’ve actually read the book.  It’s very funny, trust me.

Jacket Copy:

Velveteen: How dare you? I never asked for you to hunt me down!

No, Velma Martinez hadn’t. But when you had once been Velveteen, child super-heroine and one of The Junior Super Patriots, West Coast Division, you were never going to be free, even if your only power was to bring toys to life. The Marketing Department would be sure of that.

So it all came down to this. One young woman and an army of misfit toys vs. the assembled might of the nine members of The Junior Super Patriots, West Coast Division who had come to take her down.

They never had a chance.

Velveteen lives in a world of super-heroes and magic, where men can fly and where young girls can be abducted to the Autumn Land to save Halloween. Velma lives from paycheck to paycheck and copes with her broken-down car as she tries to escape from her old life.

It’s all the same world. It’s all real. And figuring out how to be both Velveteen and Velma is the biggest challenge of her life, because being super-human means you’re still human in the end.

Join us as award-winning author Seanan McGuire takes us through the first volume of Velveteen’s — and Velma’s — adventure.


There’s one more out, just published.

Worth Reading?


Notable Things:



It’s funny!  McGuire can always be counted on to inject some humor into her books, and Velveteen is no exception.



Creatively wacky!  Velveteen’s world is a strange place, and she has appropriately off-the-wall problems.



For all the humor and wackiness, Velma (Velveteen) is a very real character.  She has everyday problems, like getting over an ex and trying to get her car to work.  This book probably would not work if Velma was not such a grounded character.


One more step in my goal to read all of Seanan McGuire’s work–it would be easier if she weren’t so prolific! Which is, of course, a very good problem to have.  Although Velma does not have quite the place in my heart that Toby Daye does, few things do!


Bought digital version, although you can also read the stories on the author’s website.


One thought on “No Rabbit Jokes, Please!

  1. Pingback: The Velveteen Equation (Part 1) | My Blog, aka, Sorry My Mind Must Have Wandered


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