Monday, January 16, 2012

Review: The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

The Replacement 
by Brenna Yovanoff

The Book:
The Replacement is written by the young author Brenna Yovanoff
This book was published back in 2010, but there was a lot of talk about it in blogs in the beginning og 2011 :) And she just published a new book in 2011 called The Space Between.
These are both individual books, not in a series :)

ISBN13: 9781595143372
343 pages

Read: December 2011
Language: English

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

My Opinion:
I am a bit thorn. I liked the book, but still feel like it doesn´t deserve full pot.
Mainly because the written language didn´t capture me 100%. And I noticed myself reading really fast, probably not noticing everything, because I just wanted to get nearer the end.
Sounds like a good think but it´s not. The book didn´t make me concentrate and live as the characters, which a good book normally does.
But the book was good anyway. It had a good plot and you really wanted to know what was going to happen. Would they be able to save the little girl. And what´s up with Mackie the main character. And what kind of creatures are the once under the ground.

I will be giving this book 4,5 out of 6 stars :) 

Because the story was interesting. And you wanted to continue reading, but at the same time, I didn´t enjoy it as much as I was hoping to.. Therefor the 4,5 out of 6 stars :)

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- Authors homepage
- Authors blog

Have you read this book. And what did you think of it??
Have you read her other book The Space Between? Should I check it out :)



  1. I have this book sitting on my shelf. Yes, I know yet another book I own but haven't yet read.

    I was hesitant to buy it all those months ago and I haven't read it yet for the same reason. I'm not usually one for this type of storyline so I guess I will just have to dive in eventually and try to read this. I have heard and read many great reviews on The Space Between though so maybe you would like that one a little better.

    Thanks for the great review.

  2. This book definitely had a different feel to it. I read it before it even came out, so awhile ago now, but I remember not really connecting with the characters. But somehow it all worked cause it just 'fit'. I do love the US cover of it though! And I just got her newest book and hope to read it soon.