Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

Release Date: September 2010
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 352
Format: Kindle Edition
Source: Friend
Buy the Book: Amazon

I bought this book because honestly I loved the cover; when I read the back I wasn't too exited to read it but it seemed interesting enough. I started the book and right from the start I got a sluggish vibe. Like just thinking about reading it made me feel, I dunno, blah.
So, eventually I did read it. Not a big fan. I didn't like it much. I just thought it was a bit slow and the whole "I will replace your child with a mini monster" idea was kind of dumb.
The characters were so-so. The main character—Mackie—was not one of the best. First of all he was always sick or dying or just plain stupid. There was also Tate who, at the beginning, was a bit of a stalker and I isn't like that. But, I did like that she was tough and she was the only one willing to acknowledge the fact that little kids were being taken. A character that I also like was Emma, Mackie's sister, because she loved him and to her it didn't matter that he wasn't human and she did everything to make sure he was well and loved and took care of him.
There was also the whole underground-ugly-creepy-creatures situation which was kind of cool. But I guess it did keep me entertained while I had nothing else to read so I'll give it 3 stars.
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