The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I really wasn't sure what I was reading - but I have to say I really loved reading it!
I ... it's hard to describe - It took me a long time to figure out exactly what he was - I had a ton of questions about it ...
how did they match him with the baby they stole?
How did they match Tate's sister?
Was it all metal? Or just steel?
What was blood doing to him? Just making him sick??
What did Caroline mean by "it's not good for them to stay in this mood for too long"? And were they able to get them out of the mood??
Just a few of the questions I couldn't answer – but I guess it didn’t really matter much :)
I REALLY Loved this book! So what if I didn't know exactly what he was - the emotions were raw - I really LOVE reading books in a guy's POV - a teen's POV is even more rare!! I loved it! It was so cool getting inside his head! And meeting his friends - I LOVE Roswell! he is such an awesome guy - I kept waiting for him to finally snap and say " WTH ?? " But he didn't even question anything Mackie had to say or what he needed to do -
Emma - what an awesome sister to have. She knew from the second the monster stole her little baby brother and replaced him with this new one. She did everything in her power to protect and love him and make sure he didn't die - they had a really good "moment" in the graveyard towards the end. Gave me Goosebumps :)
The Twins - I had a feeling that they were going to turn on Mackie - or tell him he's too weird or outcast him somehow - but that's not what happened. This guy really had some great friends :)
TATE - OH I'm in love with her! Ok so I'm not gay - but you get my point :) that was the way Mackie looked at her. It's hard picturing the make out scene when you're looking at it from a guy's POV - but yeah - it worked out :) She was a hard badass girl who didn't care what people thought of her. She just wanted to know the truth and wouldn't stop till she had it
The bad guys (the lady and the cutter) were very original – I still can’t figure out what Brenna Yovanoff was thinking when inventing the Cutter – I have no idea what he was – and I was terrified of him!
Then the Morrigan – creepy but cute all the same – and I loved the decaying girls – what an imagination Yovanoff had with this book! I really look forward to reading more from her
The thing I liked the most about this book was the closeness everyone had - no one really knew what Mackie was - but no one cared - I liked Roswell’s POV the best when Mackie was trying to tell him he's not human - Roswell just kept saying "yes you are - you're the only Mackie I have known, so it doesn't matter what happened when you were a baby"
I do now understand more of what he was - And I really enjoyed reading this book. It was new and exciting to read this type of fiction - something I've never read about before :)
Defiantly a 5+ star :)