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The Replacement

The Replacement - Brenna Yovanoff Life for Mackie Doyle in Gentry is about as normal as it comes. School. Homework. Spend time with family / friends. Repeat. But Mackie hides a terrible secret. He is a changling. A child from the Otherworld. One who, sixteen years later, does not fit completely in with the people of Genry nor the people of Otherworld. But when he discovers that the world that he loves is slowly killing him, he begins to wonder if he has much of a choice in regards to his future.The Replacement is a spooky and creepy novel that sure to delight readers. And totally different from the usual “fairy” novels currently available. Yovanoff presents readers with a dark novel that totally gave me the creeps. With things that go bump in the night, readers will be thinking twice before reading this novel right before bed. I know I did. Living dead girls. Blood sacrific. You name it and Yocanoff pretty much has it covered. What makes The Replacement so extrodinary is all this comes from the male prospective. Mackie is a one of a kind character. At first glance, Mackie is a hard character to like. Quite sullen and not exactly happy go lucky. But the bright spot in his characterization is that Yovanoff was not afraid to let him be male. He is definitely not censored. And I loved that about him. Add in more uncensoring with Tate... and I was sold. She is the kinda of character that I would love to see more often. The kind that plays by her own rules and does not care what anyone thinks of her.From the characters to the plot to everything in between, The Replacement is a page-turning novel that was completely satisfying. Yovanoff is definitely a writer that I will be keeping my eye on in the future.