Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Replacement Review

Title: The Replacement
Author: Brenna Yovanoff
Pages: 343
Release Date: 9/21/10
Paranormal Young Adult
Publish Date:
September 21, 2010


Mackie Doyle is not one of us. Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, he comes from a world of tunnels, black murky water, and 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. (from Goodreads)

My Review:

The Replacement is a story that is different from any other book I have ever read. It’s an exciting story that is completely unpredictable. Just when you think you’ve started to understand what's happening, something new catches you by surprise. This book is super detailed. The protagonist, as well as every other character, is described so thoroughly that you can picture them perfectly in your mind. Brenna Yovanoff, I belive, is an amazing author; her words make you feel what the character is feeling. Her audience is definitely from teens to young adult because she captures the emotion of the age group. Once you pick up this book, you will not want to put it down. Even if you don't like creepy stories, or you don't understand teenagers, I highly recommend this book.



  1. This book looks interesting to me. It incorporates teenagers point of view with a kind of a Tim Burton kind of feel. I like these kind of stories and will definitely be checking this book out soon!

  2. I really want to read this book! It sounds creepy, but super interesting at the same time!

  3. Yeah.... I don't think I would have put this book on my to do list. But this review showed that this book is a possibility. I love the review of the book and it does sound engaging but I just don't think it is my book. But I am probably going to be reading it over my long summer. I thought the review was great. Thank you for sharing.

  4. I normally don't like creepy books but I'm thinking this one might be an exception. It seems like it has an interesting story line unlike any I've ever read. This may just be one of those books that I read out of pure curiosity.