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.
Edward Scissorhands meets The Catcher in the Rye in this wildly imaginative and frighteningly beautiful horror novel about an unusual boy and his search for a place to belong.
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff certainly is a wonderful YA novel. It instantly grabs the reader’s attention with the introduction of the main character, Mackie Doyle.
He’s shy, but when you hear his description: blonde, pale, but with black eyes; you’re immediately intrigued. He doesn’t sound like any other character I’ve ever read. I was really curious to see where his story took me.
A changeling in a town of dark secrets, Mackie is an outcast who is lucky to be alive – and his luck is running out. Allergic to consecrated ground, and iron (how weird is that) and with a pastor for a father, Mackie’s life is not a common one.
As compelling as Mackie is, my favorite part about this novel is the story. I won’t give away the details but the plot is exciting, fun and so fast paced I finished this book in one two hour sitting. Any teen who reads this book will connect with Mackie; after all, we’re not even comfortable in our own skin.
I would recommend this book to any reader, and Brenna Yovanoff is now permanently on my radar.
Kylie, we couldn't have said it any better ourselves.
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