BOOK HOARDER’S SELECTION, is a feature of Reading In Winter, which will feature one book from my collection that I plan to read in the coming week. These are NOT review books, but books I’ve purchased, which have been neglected for a long time.
AUTHOR: Brenna Yovanoff
HOW LONG I’VE HAD IT: Honestly? Who knows! I’ve had this on my shelf for SUCH a long time!
WHY I’M READING IT: I have a bit of a girl crush on Brenna Yovanoff after reading The Space Between and really liking it. The cover for The Replacement has intrigued me from since I first saw it — I mean, a baby carriage with a very strange mobile over top of it? Count me in! I love Brenna’s quirky writing and look forward to a dark story.
SYNOPSIS: Mackie Doyle 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 fighting to survive in the human world.
Mackie would give anything to live among us, to practice on his bass or spend time with his crush, 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.
Have you read this book?