Title: The Replacement byBrenna YovanoffAuthor:
Publisher: Razorbill/Penguin Group
Reading Level: Young Adult
Source: Sent to me by the publisher.
Perfect for: Readers from age 14 and Up.
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.
The replacement is “One of the best books I have ever read.” still I have a hate/Love relation with it. You can never love it completely or hate it to the edge as it was almost perfect (for others it can be perfect but not me).
Mackie is not a human; he once was but now he is one of them living among us. The people of the underworld who must sacrifice a living child to keep them powerful.
Mackie is one of the teen characters that you will like but the one to love is his sister who event if she knew he is not her biological brother but still she kept him safe and alive.
You also have to repeat the dark creatures because not all of them need to kill or hate; some of them need to feel loved to live. Not all what is dark is bad.
I must pause now or I shall spoil the book. I am sure you shall enjoy reading it.