The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

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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 face the dark creatures of the slag heaps from which he came and find his rightful place - in our world or theirs.

"Unsettling villains and intriguing moral ambivalence make this effort shockingly original and . . .breathtaking." - Booklist, starred review

"Even after finishing the book, readers will be left with the eerie sensation that . . . the true darkness has yet to abate." - BCCB, starred review

"Well-developed characters, a fascinating Fairy Court, an exciting story line, wicked cover art . . .this book has the makings of a success." - Publishers Weekly

"A fast-paced, dark delicacy." - Kirkus Reviews
 

About Brenna Yovanoff

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Brenna Yovanoff (www.brennayovanoff.com) is the New York Times bestselling author of The Replacement and The Space Between. She currently lives in Denver with her husband.
 
Published September 21, 2010 by Razorbill. 364 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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21st, 2010 Page count: 352pp ...

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Publishers Weekly

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Many high school students feel like outsiders, but in this dark fantasy Mackie Doyle has better reason than most to be alienated.

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New York Journal of Books

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But then Mackie learns the truth: he is a “castoff,” a placeholder left behind when the mortal Malcolm Doyle was taken to satisfy a bargain made years before between Gentry’s townspeople and the unnatural beings who provide the town with its luck: no bad storms, no epidemics, no economic disaster...

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The Bookbag

The first third of the book is all allusion, and there's a real sense of menace and tension as the plot builds up to the supernatural reveals and the journey Mackie must take if he's ever going to find a place in which he belongs.

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Fantasy Literature

Later, he recalls a story that his sister tells him, about a man creeping into their home at night and stealing a baby from her little brother’s crib — and leaving Mackie in his place.

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Kepler's

I loved that this take on old fairy mythology uses modern problems as an excuse for a town to ignore the Strange Happenings™ that guarantee their continued prosperity.

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Arlington Library

The story was great and the plot and book cover are different from most of the books I read, so it interested me.

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WAPL Teens

Because Mackie Doyle isn't really Mackie Doyle - he's a replacement.

Oct 31 2010 | Read Full Review of The Replacement

Lytherus

The back of the Advance Reader’s Copy says this book is “Edward Scissorhands meets Catcher in the Rye.” What an interesting way to describe a book, and that phrase definitely sucked me in.

Jan 05 2011 | Read Full Review of The Replacement

YA Highway

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.

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