Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

Summary:(from book jacket) Mackie Doyle is the replacement. Mackie is not one of us. Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, he comes form a world of tunnels and black murky water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a 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 slowly dying in the human world. Mackie would give anything to live among us. He just wants to play bass guitar and find out more about an oddly intriguing girl named 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: I had mixed feelings about this book. It tooke me a while to really get into the story but once I did I enjoyed it. However, the plot wasn't very action packed and a lot of the story was dealing with Mackie's internal struggle and slowly discovering what really goes on in the town of Gentry. I was dissapointed to hear that this was written as a stand alone novel and there are currently no plans to write a sequel. I think that would have made reading this book more worthwhile because this book did involve a lot of set up and introduction of the situation in Gentry, and the end of this book marked a turning point for the town. I really liked the premise of the book and thought that it played out well even though it was slow in parts. The revealtion of everything that happens in Gentry and the reasons behind it was really great.
  I thought the characters in the book were really cool. Roswell and Emma were some of the micest characters ever. Mackie was a really great protagonist and I liked seeing the way he changed at the end of the book. I was also intruiged by the characters who lived in the House of Mayhem, the Morrigan in particular. I wanted to learn more about them and how they live and was excited whenever they were around.
 Overall, I did like this book. My only real comlaints being that it was a little slow in some parts and I wish there was going to be a sequel.

1 comment:

  1. Hmm, slow and no sequel = bad. Good to know! And great review. I love the cover so I've been wanting to read this book. Now I know what to expect. :)