The Replacement Mackie is not one of us. Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, he comes from a world of tunnels and black murky water, a world of living . Mackie Doyle is a replacement – a fairy child left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago, to replace the baby when it was stolen away by. Mackie Doyle is The Replacement – left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. He has been raised among us. But he is not one of us. Now, he must.
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I hope I wasn’t mean. Aug 13, Krystle rated it did not like it. He sees the world with fresh, teenager eyes and is appalled that adults are so willing to accept their horrid fate rather than change it.
Mostly I didn’t buy into the the premise of Mayhem and why they stole babies. Ghe Doyle is a Replacement. I don’t think it’s possible to not relate to Mackie or feel for him. Yet some days he has completely black eyes– don’t you think that someone would maybe, just maybe, notice something that freaky? They all know that there are strange things going on, but no one does anything about it.
It’s like she has trouble deciding if she wants them to be faeries changelings or zombies.
Get lost in the world of ugly things, but coming out you might realize maybe, just maybe, they aren’t as ugly as they seem. Won’t she be all give the bfenna “eew you are the plague on the bottom of my shoes” type of deal? In my 4 years of high school and 6 years of college, I’ve not once heard anyone use the term “socially lubricated.
Sounds cool, the cover looks cool, the story is rather yoanoff.
The esoteric world-building left a lot to be desired; leaving the reader with more questions than answers. Oh, I just love her and oh sure, her books too. What did they hide? So this was all of my cups of tea! The next day she totally ignores him. Seriously loved all the yocanoff cha I love weird, and I love horror vibes with romance thrown in!
To ask other readers questions about The Replacementplease sign up. The whole book was like a shallow swimming pool and I felt like I was just treading water on the surface of something but the bottom was always visible.
Like Mackie is constantly hardcore avoiding Tate and then in the next chapter they’re are all making up and he’s so in love with her and getting handjobs in the back of a church? He must face the dark creatures of the Slag Heaps and find his rightful place, in our world, or theirs.
Cover design replacemdnt you in, story keeps you satisfied. The scene where Mackie makes a deal with the Morrigan is deliciously creepy. It may sound like nitpicking, but in a fantasy story with horror overtones, those things were distracting and threw the pacing off. Besides that, Mackie was replacemnet, maybe even unlikable.
The Morigan and her crew had to put on heavy metal rock concerts Mackie’s been raised to avoid notice, so nobody will recognize him for the changeling his parents and adoring sister know him to be. But just be aware when you pick it up that it is very edgy. Ironically, Mackie loathes some of the adults for being weak and not standing up to the truth and just going along to get along, while he himself behaves in the same way. There are plenty of good characters, bad characters, and those detestable characters that we all love to hate.
And that can be scary.
Yovxnoff, even though I like them lots, faerie stories tend to disappoint, too. Brenna Yovanoff created wonderfully spooky and unsettling monsters. I consider myself to be a halfway intelligent person, and I don’t appreciate books that try to breeze over contradictions like I’m too stupid to notice. But did I enjoy this book? Plus, the character and the choices they make are so bizarre. They are what we imagine them to be.
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
The disclosure replwcement the shocking facts also works great for the reader: This book is very good, Brenna. Equally hushed are murmurs concerning the random bad luck which eventually strikes among the community: So many questions were left unanswered that just made me so frustrated. I just didn’t understand it.