The town of Gentry knows to be afraid of the dark, creatures creep through the night and every now and then children die. In The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff, Mackie Doyle should have been one of those children. He is a Replacement, switched when he was young with a human child. His family knows he is not their son and yet they love and do everything they can to protect him. He is sensitive to all metal, blood, and holy places.
Tate has just lost her sister. Yet she can’t be comforted since she knows that thing wasn’t her sister. She wants answers and think Mackie might have them. Diving into the world no one talks about Mackie enters the House of Mayhem and meets the Morrigan. She is a childlike princess of the castoffs. Mackie finds that he needs the Morrigan and her herbs just to stay alive in the iron filled world above. Mackie has to find if he really has the courage to pursue Tate and help find her sister. The Morrigan warns her about the evil Lady who takes the children and Mackie isn’t sure if he wants to be involved.
I really enjoyed the setting of this story. The town of Gentry is dark and misty, with constant rain and dark.. The perfect setting for a suspensful thriller. The story is one that has always fascinated me with the Changelings, and this one does not disappoint on the creepy factor. I was a little disappointed that the author expected you to know some of the things she was thinking. Some of her back story was not fleshed out enough so that the reader knew what was going on. The Lady was creepy but not enough was known about her to really know why they did what they did. All in all a really good read! I would recommend this especially at night wrapped up in a blanket!
Title: The Replacement
Author: Brenna Yovanoff
Page #: 352
Release Date: September 21, 2010