January 2, 2023

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.