We're participating in a blog tour, hosted by The Bookish Type, celebrating these new and exciting books that have recently released! Today we're talking about The Replacements by Brenna Yovanoff! Be sure to come back next week for an interview with Brenna!
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.
So what did I think about this book...
The whole time I was reading The Replacement I just could not stop thinking about how it this would be an amazing Tim Burton movie. Overall, I thought this was a great book! It was very well written and I loved how Brenna Yovanoff turned all the ugly things into beautiful creepiness.
The only thing I hated was all the cursing, it got annoying after awhile. I felt like sometimes the language just didn't fit. If it wasn't for all the cursing, I would have LOVED this book. Yeah, I know that sucks, because I'm hatin' on this novel just because of the cursing. But it really got to me, especially it being a teen novel.
I felt like there were some holes in the storyline. I thought that Alice, a supporting character in the beginning of the book, was gonna come into play during the end. She was regularly mention in the beginning and closer to the middle started to fizzle out. I would have liked Alice's character to become more of a regular throughout the entire book. I thought what was also missing from this book, was that the characters could have been developed just a little bit more. I really liked the idea of most characters, I would have liked to have gotten to know them better. Yovanoff really did a good job explaining what the town and what objects looked like, I could really vision the town in my head. It was a creepy eerie town too.
The Replacement was a pretty good read, it was a one time read for me. However, I do sense a very good future with Brenna Yovanoff, I will definitely read all of her other upcoming books.