Thursday, September 23, 2010

Review: The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

Awesome...I totally loved it! It certainly had a dark and haunting feel to it. (I mean...look at that cover!)

The story was very good; it reminded me of something your grandmother would tell you. You know the ones they're always using to try to scare you with?

Brenna has a very smooth flowing writing style which kept me moving through the book quickly and it was over before I knew it.

Even though it was a "scary" book it had an underlying message...I found it to be about being an outsider and never really feeling like you fit in anywhere. It was about making the choice to be who YOU are; that's when you'll find YOUR place in the world.

Overall, it was an awesome book with a creepy storyline who's underlying message carried across really well. I give it two thumb's up!

About The Book:
(from Goodreads)

Mackie Doyle seems like everyone else in the perfect little town of Gentry, but he is living with a fatal secret - he is a Replacement, left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now the creatures under the hill want him back, and Mackie must decide where he really belongs and what he really wants. A month ago, Mackie might have told them to buzz off. But now, with a budding relationship with tough, wounded, beautiful Tate, Mackie has too much to lose. Will love finally make him worthy of the human world?

**Review copy provided by publisher. All opinions are my own.

7 comments:

  1. I've heard such great things about this book. I have it to read soon. I can hardly wait now. :) THanks for the fabulous review.
    Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

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  2. Nice review! It certainly looks the part of a creepy story from the cover there....but it certainly sounds like a great message underneath it all. Might have to check this one out for myself! Happy reading...

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  3. I have the book and I haven't read it yet. I think I'm going to make a point to read it this weekend!

    Autumn
    From the TBR Pile

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  4. I know I am going to get it and read it now!! I have seen it around. I like dark reads, but some are really odd, but this sounds great!!
    Thanks for great review!!

    Judy
    magnolias_1@msn.com

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  5. Enjoyed your review! I thought the cover was a little creepy, but the story was really good. Looking forward to reading more of Brenna's work, as I think she's realy talented!

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  6. Thanks for stopping in guys! I really liked this one so I do hope you'll go check it out. :)

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  7. This seems interesting. Will have to put it on my list of books to read.

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