Thursday, 7 July 2011

The Replacement - Brenna Yovanoff (2010)

I bought this book at the same 40% off sale at borders that I bought bittersweet and this is a very different kind of novel to it. At first I thought it was yet another vampire novel, however after reading the recommendations by Maggie Stiefvater and Lauren Kate I decided to give it a chance. It turned out not to be a vampire novel, but an eerie science fiction novel that is very different to others in its genre.

Although it's not the best science fiction novel, it is still certainly worth a read. The Replacement is Brenna Yovanoff's first novel and I look forward to furture books by her to see her more of her quirky imagination and confusing writing style.SPOILER ALERT
This story follows Mackie Doyle in the town of Gentry where a baby will die every seven years and everyone just ingnores it. Every seven years a baby is taken from its crib and a replacement left in its place to die, Mackie Doyle is a replacement who survived because of the love of his sister, Emma. However as replacements are allergic to iron, blood and consecrated ground, Mackie is doomed and dying until the Morrigan helps him in exchange for him working for her. Mackie soon falls in love with Tate, a girl who's baby sister has just died, however Tate doesn't ignore it as she knows it was a replacement that died not her sister. Mackie soon goes to find Tate's little sister and decides to save her from being killed, which he does with the help of his three best friends and his sister. Overall this is a good book with an interesting plot and I would recommend it to any twilight fans.

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