Monday, January 17, 2011

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

I'm not sure what the fuss about this novel--I'm not impressed. There's lots of teenage whining and angst, even though technically Mackie is a fairy/other thing instead of a teenage boy. He's a replacement, someone who the evil people placed in his crib after they took the real human boy. His family has raised him normally, even though they know he can't be around steel or blood.
I liked the first few chapters, but the middle dragged for me. Yes, he's getting weaker and the downworld potions help him. Yes, Mackie is a good boy who wants to make sure no babies are taken or kids are sacrificed. But my shelves of new ARCs are calling me and I couldn't bring myself to finish the last hundred pages.

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