Wednesday, 20 March 2013
The Replacement By Brenna Yovanoff
Date Published: September 21 2013
Publisher: Razorbill/Penguin Group
In Gentry, one day you will have a perfectly normal baby and things will seem great. Then the next day your baby will be gone, replaced with a strange creature that is in no way the baby you had yesterday. Many replacements don't make it in the human world very long and die shortly after being left. Only a few make it past a few months. Malcom (Mackie) one of the few replacements has made it to the age of 16. Unfortunately he is getting weaker and weaker in the human world do to the fact that he gets extreme reactions to even being near blood or iron. Recently a girl that Mackie knows from school, Tate, had her sister Natalie pass away. Before she died Tate noticed some changes in her sister. Mackie comes to a conclusion that Natalie was replaced. After while he finds out that she could still be alive. As Mackie struggles to just to stay alive, he must find a way to get Natalie back before all saints day when she will be sacrificed. So thus begins this dark story of ugly things
The cover of this book is absolutely stunning. I could hardly tear my eyes from it. It is unlike any cover I have ever seen. The whole cover just gives me this eerie feeling that suits this book perfectly.
I loved every character that was in this book. Everyone of them seemed so thought out, real and believable. They all had very realistic relationships with each other. I loved the friendship between Roswell and Mackie. Roswell is always calm and collected. Never asking to many questions. Plus he still likes Mackie even though many other people truly believe that he is a freak. Another friendship that I loved was between Emma and Mackie. Emma and Mackie are not really related but Emma loves him and protects him like they really are related.
I wasn't completely convinced with Tate and Mackie dating it didn't really interest me very much. I was much more interested in how they were going to get Natalie back, than what was going on between Tate and Mackie.
I loved this book and would easily pick this up for a second read. It drew me in from the very first page. I recommend this book for anybody that has grown tired with the same old story about a girl who falls in love with a supernatural boy.