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The Replacement

by Brenna Yovanoff

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Surprisingly good! ( )
  theoriginalbree | Dec 1, 2014 |
I liked that the main character was the changeling. It gave a new perspective. ( )
  Mirandalg14 | Aug 18, 2014 |
This book contained everything I could ask for in a story and more. The Replacement is an eerie book that kept me up late at night. It falls into my favorite genre, paranormal/fantasy romance, and it actually does the genre justice. My only complaint is that I wanted a little more in the romance aspect. I wasn't really sold on Mackie and Tate's romance. It's been a LONG time since I've read a book from a male point of view, and I found myself enjoying that aspect of this book a lot more than I thought I would.

I really loved the characters. Tate is my favorite because she reminds me of myself when I was a teenager. I loved Emma too, she is such a great sister and there is real unconditional love for her brother shown in this story. Mackie was pretty great too, he's a misfit and I really felt that he grew throughout the story. Roswell was such a good, loyal friend, which is something that I always admire in real life.

I really liked the whole idea of this story. I felt that it was incredibly original, which has been pretty hard to find lately. The world building was pretty good. At times I felt that I was a little confused, and I felt that the first half of the book moved a little slow for me. This is the only reason that I'm giving the book four stars instead of five. When I read the plot summary I immediately put this one on my TBR. I was so grateful to be able to receive this book as part of the traveling book program in the All About Fantasy group on Goodreads.

I don't think there is a sequel, but I wish that there was. I really loved the characters and would like to see the Morrigan and The House of Mayhem again. This was a great introduction to Brenna Yovanoff's work and I will certainly be on the lookout for anything else that she writes. She created a world that I found so fascinating, I can't wait to see what she comes up with next. ( )
  manka23 | Jun 27, 2014 |
Plot: 3 stars
Characters: 3 stars
Style: 4 stars
Pace: 3 stars

A bit slow and flat for my tastes, but I was in the mood for something a little creepy. I think if I were less familiar with faerielore and the tropes of YA, I probably would have enjoyed this more. None of the characters really managed to be more than Predictable Role Dolls, filling but never exceeding their trite positions. I never really connected with any of the characters, and without caring about them, the plot showed thin. ( )
  Jami_Leigh | Jun 22, 2014 |
Loved the first section, had little use for the rest.
Keeping it because it is useful for the changeling story I am sort of writing.
  SixSeasons | Jun 12, 2014 |
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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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