The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Details: Hardcover, 343 pages
Published: September 21st 2010 by Razorbill/Penguin Group
Source: I either bought it for myself or I got it for Christmas last year. I can’t remember.
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Summary: Mackie Doyle is not one of us. Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, he comes from a world of tunnels and black murky water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a little tattooed princess. He is a Replacement, left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now, because of fatal allergies to iron, blood, and consecrated ground, Mackie is fighting to survive in the human world.
Mackie would give anything to live among us, to practice on his bass or spend time with his crush, Tate. But when Tate’s baby sister goes missing, Mackie is drawn irrevocably into the underworld of Gentry, known as Mayhem. He must face the dark creatures of the Slag Heaps and find his rightful place, in our world, or theirs.
Review: What can I say about this book? I have this habit about getting really excited about these kinds of books (fae) and going out and buying them even though I know deep down that they’re just not my cup or tea. I always enjoy them, like it did this one, but I don’t think that there are many I’ve loved enough to give five stars to. Which is such a shame since all the ones I’ve read are very good.
The Replacement is no exception. It is very good and has everything you could want in a book. It has great characters, an interesting plot, and on top of that, it’s well written. So why only three stars? I honestly can’t tell you. I can’t find anything wrong with this story. It must be because I’m not the biggest fan of fae books.
Do I think others will enjoy The Replacements? Yes, I do. Even if you are like me, I still think it’s a good read. Go out and get it, or pick it up off your shelf and give it a try. Odds are you will like it. I will read more by this author.
My Rating: 3 stars