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The Replacement

by Brenna Yovanoff

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I guess I was hoping for Rosemary's baby from the creepy cover. That was all that was creepy though. Nothing ever seemed to happen. I listened to the audio and wondered why The Moragen (spelling may be wrong) spoke with a heavy lisp. Just glad it finally ended. ( )
  jothebookgirl | Jan 3, 2017 |
72/150. ( )
  moonlight_reads | Dec 11, 2016 |
Mackie Doyle is an outcast at school—too pale, eyes too dark, sickly, faints at the sight of blood. He hates being different, but the thing is, he IS different. Mackie Doyle isn't really Mackie Doyle at all—he's a replacement, left behind when the real Mackie was taken away, never to be seen again. Kids have always gone missing in Gentry, but now it's the little sister of a girl Mackie likes and he's determined to get her back. Along the way he meets his own people and discovers the dark secret that links his people and the town of Gentry. ( )
  Mrs_McGreevy | Nov 17, 2016 |
Unexpectedly affecting YA novel about changelings and the "ugly" world which is intertwined with those of humans in a small town. Characters were the strength of this book, as were the eery settings, well-described. ( )
  jjaylynny | Nov 12, 2016 |
I liked this book, but I was totally confused by pretty much everything. ( )
  mtlkch | Jun 21, 2016 |
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FOR DAVID (The first one was always going to be for you.)
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I don't remember any of the true, important parts, but there's this dream I have.
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"Do you believe in fairy tales?"

"No."

"Not even the nice, grown-up kind where you follow all the rules and you work really hard and get a good job and a family and everything is happily ever after?"
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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?
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Sixteen-year-old Mackie Doyle knows that he replaced a human child when he was just an infant, and when a friend's sister disappears he goes against his family's and town's deliberate denial of the problem to confront the beings that dwell under the town, tampering with human lives.… (more)

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