Monday, November 8, 2010

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

Here's a quick bit from it's goodreads page: Mackie Doyle is not one of us. Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, he comes from a world of tunnels and black murky water, a world of 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.
 
My Take
 
First I would like to thank Jen at The Secret Life of a Bibliophile who I won this book from.  Thanks Jen! Stop by her awesome blog and say hey sometime. 
Now for the book.  It took me awhile to figure out exactly what the heck was going on below the town of Gentry.  I knew whatever it was couldn't possibly be good though.  I like Mackie because all he wants is to live a normal life.  He's into his friends and his family.  He seems like a cool guy.
 
I love Tate.  Tate is the quintessential bad ass chick.  She's tough, she's smart and she knows what she likes.  It happens to be Mackie.  I liked the fact that the love story was woven through this.  It wasn't super heavy on the love story, but was creepy and the perfect read for right around Halloween.  That's when I was reading it. 
 
Ms. Yovanoof's descriptions, especially of the 'things' that lived below Gentry were very vivid.  I liked how she played things close to the vest until towards the end of the book.  I liked this book and am giving it 3 1/2 deadly kisses!  If I gave love for the cover alone it would be 4. 
 
*NOTE: Starting November 17th, I will be participating in the Gratitude Giveaway!  So please stop back and check it out.
 
 

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