Monday, 20 September 2010
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Mackie Doyle seems like everyone else in the perfect little town of Gentry, but he is living with a fatal secret – he is a Replacement, left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now the creatures under the hill want him back, and Mackie must decide where he really belongs and what he really wants.
A month ago, Mackie might have told them to buzz off. But now, with a budding relationship with tough, wounded, beautiful Tate, Mackie has too much to lose. Will love finally make him worthy of the human world
In The Replacement Yovanoff had created a world that is dark, menacing and full of secrets. It is deliciously creepy and left me jumping at every bump and wanting to sleep with the light on.
I enjoyed this book a lot. It does drift a bit in the middle when a few character choices felt a little inexplicable, but ultimately Mackie’s voice and the fantastic supporting cast carried me through and kept my love strong. I particular liked Emma, Mackie’s sister and The Morrigan, oh she’s creepy but kind of charming too.
The Replacement is in bookstores tomorrow. If you love Tim Burton movies, fairies, and a strong unique narrative voice, this is the book for you.
ARC received from Publisher.
I love all of those things, especially Tim Burton movies – I think I'll love this book!
I hope so 🙂
Anything comparable to Tim Burton gets put on my list! Great review!
I totally got the Tim Burton vibe from the cover–love it! I'll be on the lookout for this one.
I've been hearing a lot about this, but since you used creepy several times, I probably am too chicken! You'll let me know though, right?
fredamans – Thanks. I can really imagine this as a TB movie with Helena Bonham carter playing The Lady.
Meredith – isn't the cover fabulous!
Joelle – I think quiet possible you are too chicken 🙂
I adore this cover! I'll definitely be picking up a copy! 🙂
LOL I'm a total wuss too, but for some reason, this one just didn't scare me. Believe me, I have an overactive imagination and cannot read anything scary at bedtime, but this just didn't scare me. I also liked the Morrigan too.
I sooo want this book! It looks so amazing, and even more so if it's Tim Burton-esque! Brilliant revieq!