This is one I've been waiting for since I read the summary, but I'm just not sure about after reading it.
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I don't know what to think of this one. It was good. It's not something I'm likely to read again soon. Too creepy for my tastes, but a perfect Halloween book. Mackie Doyle is pretty cool and Tate is freaking awesome. Finally! A girl who can kick some butt and do a pretty decent job of it. The whole faerie thing was dark and disturbing and left me feeling uncomfortable, but I think that's what Ms. Yovanoff intended.
The way she can describe a gorey scene with blood and grime is so accurately painful that I wanted to pass out with Mackie. It's gross and leaves me feeling shakey, but I'm a wimp when it comes to blood and all that.
One thing that I decidedly loved in this book? Roswell. He's an awesome friend. Truly. I think I have a crush on this guy. Mackie's not bad, but I like Roswell.
Over all, I liked it. It's a good book when it comes to self discovery and all that, maybe a little bit more mature than the genre it's for, but still a good book. Too creepy. Too dark. I'm just not into it as much as the next person. It's definitely something to read, but the whole disturbing plot line and mixture of gore and the added oddity of children in that mix. I'm not a fan of involving little kids in horror. It just makes my heart get all twisted up.
The characters were very cool though. I loved Roswell, Carlina, Tate, Danny and Drew, Emma, and yeah I even loved Mackie. I'll probably read the sequel, but I'm not gunning for it.
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