Review: The Replacement - Brenna Yovanoff
Warning: This review contains spoilers!
The Replacement - Brenna Yovanoff
Imagine a place where you know you are not who you’re supposed to be, where you know your name is not really yours to use, a world where little children are taken in the night and something else is left in there crib. Imagine a world where the dead are living, blue girls with gnarly teeth with cuts in their hands, a world where you can bring the dead back to life as servants by whispering in their ear that it’s not their fault they are ugly.
Imagine all this and you will have a glimpse of Mackie Doyle’s life in Gentry. Mackie is The Replacement, he was one of the 'something else' left in a baby's crib... his life isn’t easy when his father is a minister, he can't go into the churchyard unless it’s unconsecrated ground, and when he gets a lift home in the car he gets sick. Also he constantly lives in fear of being found out and feels like he’s on the outside looking in on his world. When he finally gets to kiss the one girl he’s wanted to he nearly dies just because she has her tongue pierced.
This is a story where you will be confused and won’t know what’s going to happen next, if you like a book that will keep you reading and the mystery is always there you’ll love this. Amazingly it took me two weeks to read (that’s fast for me) and I couldn’t put it down, I was constantly wondering what was going to happen, if the old story in the book would happen to Mackie and when he started to feel really ill was he going to die?
It’s a great story and makes you wonder if this was going on in our world, would we know? And what would we do, in the town of Gentry the people just went on with their lives and pretended nothing was happening, so how would we know... what If one of your friends was a Replacement... how would you feel?
The Replacement is a lot like The Matrix so if you enjoy stuff like that you’ll love this! I would give this book a 10/10 but that just doesn’t seem enough, so all I can say is read it and you’ll see what I did.