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Friday, October 29, 2010

REVIEW: The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

 

 

Description

Mackie Doyle 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 dead girls ruled by a little tattooed princess. He is a Replacement left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now, because of fatal allergies to iron, blood, and consecrated ground, Mackie is fighting to survive in the human world. Mackie would give anything to live among us, to practice on his bass or spend time with his crush, Tate. But when Tate's baby sister goes missing, Mackie is drawn irrevocably into the underworld of Gentry, known as Mayhem. He must face the dark creatures of the Slag Heaps and find his rightful place, in our world, or theirs.
Edward Scissorhands meets The Catcher in the Rye in this wildly imaginative and frighteningly beautiful horror novel about an unusual boy and his search for a place to belong.

About the Author

Brenna Yovanoff is a debut author who has published in various journals. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Razorbill (September 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595143378
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595143372
SOURCE: Publisher



LOVED IT

This story really defines creepiness and how a seemly normal community has an literally underground magical problem.  Mackie is a replacement child in which the fairy (the author doesn't specifically use that term) switch out a human baby for one of theirs, one mostly likely to die. I feel in love with Mackie and how his family loves him even though he is not really theirs.  His sister Emma states that she decided to care for him by saying "I choose to care for you" and I am paraphrasing here.  I really hope that this will be made into a series since I am still thinking about the characters. You will probably love this one if you enjoy Holly Black.


WANT TO WIN THIS ARC?

Contest is open to anyone with reliable mailing address, yes, that means worldwide!
Winner will be chosen by Random.org on 11.13.10, contest ends on 11.12.10
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is sponsored by ME and Razorbill since they sent me the ARC.
Only one winner!



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167 comments:

  1. AHHH! I've been wanting to read this book soooo bad. This is the first contest I've seen for it. You totally rock!

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  2. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Blackest_Night/status/29133235569

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    ooooooh, I've been drooling over this book forever! Don't you just *love* that cover?! Thank you so much for such an awesome giveway and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!

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  4. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I've been wanting to read this one for sooo long!

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  5. +1 I've heard so many good things about this book I'd love to read it.
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  6. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  10. Great Giveaway!! I have wanted to read this book for soo long now!!

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  11. fantastic giveaway! Fingers are crossed!

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  12. woo! I so want to read this. thanks for the giveaway! great blog!!!
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  13. What a great contest! I have been dieing to get my hands on this book.

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  14. So it's time to start with the daily entries again. I figure you must get tired of seeing Daily Entry all the time and nothing else. So I'll try to be more interesting this time around.

    So...have you read 'The Hunger Games' Just finished last night and it was absolute love. :D

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  16. I tweeted http://twitter.com/vampficionada/status/29209717951

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  17. Wow, that's an awesome giveaway!
    I've been dying to read that book! XD
    Thanks so much for this opportunity!

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  18. I'd LOVE to read this! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  19. Love, love, love the cover. I'd read it just for that alone. :0) Lucky for me it sounds like a great story, too.

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  20. Thanks for the giveaway!

    following Brenna on blog, twitter and goodreads. :)

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  21. 10/31 Daily entry

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  24. I've been wanting to read this for awhile now. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. Hello again! Time for another, daily entry.

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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  28. I've really been wanting to read this one. It's getting lots of great reviews.

    Thanks for the chance,
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  29. Thanks so much for making this international! :)
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  30. Wow! GREAT giveaway!
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  31. Doing all the follows for you and Brenna. *Fingers Crossed*

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  32. Hello, again!

    You have so many giveaways going it's hard to come up with stuff to say for the daily entries, but I don't want to be boring.

    Sooo...okay, I guess I am being boring...

    Daily Entry

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  34. Daily Entry 11/1

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  37. Daily entry 11/1

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  38. Great giveaway thank you very much!
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  39. This looks & sounds AMAZING! Want. it! LOL =) x

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  40. Thanks for the giveaway :D I've been wanting to read this so badly :DDD

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  41. I also tweetd: http://twitter.com/#!/ramen_addict/status/29407521239

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  42. I've been wanting to read this book since I first read about it.
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  43. tweeted
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  44. Daily entry 11/1. Thanks!
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  45. Wow, this book seems so interesting! Very different.

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  46. That cover is killer! Want itttt ~ [daily post]

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  47. daily entry 11/2
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  48. daily tweet 11/2
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  49. Daily Entry

    The Replacement. Looking at the baby carriage on the cover makes me think of The Changelling. Then it makes me wonder if I was switched at birth...

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  50. Daily Tweet

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  51. This book looks and sounds awesome. I cannot wait to read it.

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  52. Daily entry 11/2. Thanks!
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  53. Tweeted today :D http://twitter.com/#!/ramen_addict/status/29516891156

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  54. Thanks again for the giveaway :D I want to read The Replacement sooooo badly!

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  55. Daily Entry 11/2/10
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  56. Daily Entry 11/2

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  57. +1 Daily entry 11/3
    +1 tweet: http://twitter.com/anneroyce/status/29546123843

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  58. The cover is just creepy isn't it? I would love to read her novel:)

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  59. Also tweeted about this:) http://twitter.com/#!/MPTsCityofBooks/status/29554070631

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  60. Daily Entry

    This book looks sooooo awesome. I've wanted to read it since I first heard about it. :D

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  61. Daily Tweet

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  62. Daily Entry 11/3

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  63. This book sounds sssoooo good! [Daily Post]

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  64. Daily entry 11/3. Thanks!
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  65. The cover looks so creepy and intriguing! I really want to read it!!

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  66. Daily Entry 11/3/10
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  67. daily entry 11/4: isabookwhore at gmail dot com

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  70. daily tweet 11/4
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  71. Would LOVE to win this book!

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  72. Love, want, love, want!! hehe =D [Daily Post]

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  74. Daily Entry

    I really want to read this one. Really. Really. Really.

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  75. Daily Tweet

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  76. Daily Entry 11/4/10
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  77. Daily entry 11/4. Thanks!
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  78. Daily Entry 11/4

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  79. Daily entry 11/5. Thanks!
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  80. daily entry 11/5
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  81. daily tweet 11/4
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  82. daily entry
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  83. Daily Entry

    Happy end of the week!

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  84. Daily Tweet

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  85. TGIF! =) [Daily Post]

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  86. Thanks for this giveaway!! :)

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  87. Daily Entry 11/5/10
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  88. Daily Entry 11/5

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  89. Love =) [Daily Post]

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  90. Daily entry 11/6. Thanks!
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  92. daily tweet 11/6
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  93. daily entry 11/6
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  94. Daily Entry

    I also like hippos.

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  95. Daily Tweet

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  96. Daily entry 11/6

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  97. Daily entry 11/6
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  98. Daily Entry 11/7

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  99. Daily entry 11/7. Thanks!
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  100. daily tweet 11/7
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  101. daily entry 11/7
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  102. Daily Entry

    I want it! Pick me! Pick me!

    (as you can see, I'm running out of things to say for the daily entries...)

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  103. Daily Tweet

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  104. Please pick-pick-pick me! =D x [Daily Post]

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  105. daily entry
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  106. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  107. http://twitter.com/jmspettoli/status/1449231730606080

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  108. Great giveaway!! I hope I win!

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  109. +1 for daily entry
    +1 for tweeting (http://twitter.com/rachellemv/status/1510407831298049)

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  110. Daily entry 11/8. Thanks!
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  111. Daily Entry 11/8

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  112. Cannot wait - I want, want, want! =D x [Daily Post]

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  113. I really want to read this book! It looks soo good!

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  114. daily entry 11/8
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  115. daily tweet 11/8
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  116. Daily Entry

    I was drooling over this one today, too. I've seen it in-store before, but that doesn't make it any less tempting.

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  117. Daily Tweet

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  118. +1 for daily entry

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  119. Daily tweet http://twitter.com/rachellemv/status/1818700894179328

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  121. Daily entry! :)

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  122. I saw this book at B&N yesterday. I want to read it so badly!!

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  123. Daily Entry

    My cat's breath smells like cat food.

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  124. Daily Tweet

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  125. DYING to have this!! =) [Daily Post]

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  127. Daily Entry 11/9

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  128. daily entry 11/9
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  129. daily tweet 11/9
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  130. Daily entry 11/9. Thanks!
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  131. Daily entry!

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  132. Daily Entry 11/10

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  133. I really want to read this, but it's not out in the UK yet. Grr. Good luck to everyone! =]

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  135. daily tweet 11/10
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  136. Daily Entry

    Howdy! All the Christmas stuff is coming out and I miss Halloween. *sulks*

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  137. Daily Tweet

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  138. Please, please, please!! =D [Final Daily Post]

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  139. I would loveeee to win this book! So intriguing!

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  140. Daily entry 11/10. Thanks!
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  141. Daily Entry 11/10/10
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  143. Daily Entry 11/11
    Happy Veteran's Day!

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  145. daily tweet 11/11
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  146. Daily Entry

    I think I'm entering contests in my sleep.

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  147. Daily Tweet

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  148. Would love to win this book!

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  149. Oh please - I want it, want it, want it!! [Daily Post]

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  150. Daily entry 11/11. Thanks!
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  153. daily tweet: http://twitter.com/rachellemv/status/2923094456930304

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  154. Daily Entry 11/11/10
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  155. Daily entry 11/12. Thanks!
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  156. Plllleeeeaaasssseeee I want it!! [Final Daily Post]

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  158. daily tweet 11/12
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  159. Final Daily Entry

    Thanks for the chance to win this great book. *crosses fingers*

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  160. Final Daily Tweet

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  161. Last day!! Thanks Mary!

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  163. daily tweet: http://twitter.com/rachellemv/status/3254553763913729
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  164. April X
    aprilxu2222



    An email has been sent to the lucky people named above (first part of their email address in case my note ends up in spam). They have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.



    Thanks to all who entered.

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