Author: Brenna Yovanoff
Release Date: 9/21/10
Genre: 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)
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.