Author: Brenna Yovanoff
Genre: YA Paranormal
I read Brenna's book The Paper Valentine last year, drawn in by the cover, and something I couldn't explain at the time—a feeling that I should know of the author. Well yeah, her book The Replacement had been sitting on my book shelf for more than a year. For some reason, I kept bypassing it, even though the summary AND cover enticed me.
I'm happy I finally got around to it.
The Amazon blurb:
Mackie 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 slowly dying in the human world. Mackie would give anything to live among us. He just wants to play bass guitar and find out more about an oddly intriguing girl named 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.
A great plot, sympathetic (and somewhat creepy) characters, steeped with an overriding gothic vibe. I burned through the first half of this book!
I've started The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black this week. Only a few chapters in and I'm hooked. I expect to burn through it as well.