Sunday, January 9, 2011
Author: Brenna Yovanoff
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Summary: (From Goodreads)
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.
Holy wow! I did not expect The Replacement to be THIS good! I was super surprised, and I highly recommend this book to anybody who loves a good, very creepy, original book. (Yes......The Replacement is original......no Twilight-ness in it like alot of YA features. Not that I don't like books like that.)
Mackie Doyle won my heart. He is a sweet and honest, but unique individual, and an especially awesome main character. I really liked Tate too, because she was so strong. That girl kicked so serious butt! She definitely made this book more entertaining! And the rest of the characters. Never have I found a group of characters so brave, unique, and courageous. They are quite memorable, not to mention that Tate and Mackie are perfect. The Replacement features a good love story.
I just loved the world of Mayhem, the world Mackie is from. It is incredibly creepy, and I do have to say that this book probably will appeal more towards horror fans. But I am not a horror lover, but I sure did love this one! Mayhem was just so lovably in a way, and yet to equally disgusting. It was beautiful in the way that it took in outcasts, and cared for people. They accepted people (and things,) and loved in their own way.
The other thing that really made The Replacement appeal to me is because there was so much love involved in this book, and it shows. I liked it because there were so many different types of love. There wasn't just the boyfriend-girlfriend type of love, but between a father, a sister and a brother, and a friend. It just made this book more enjoyable, and a little more deep. I found that love, and the strong relationships (of different kinds!) in The Replacement that were shown was my favorite thing.
I wish I could describe the different types of love, and what it meant to me better. I wish I could give this book a better review. Well.......you'll have to read it to find out!
*I wouls be happy if there ends up to be a sequel, but I think I am either equally happy, or happier with just one book. I think I can appreciate The Replacement more by itself.