The Replacement

The Replacement: Review

Title: The Replacement

Author: Brenna Yovanoff

Published by: Razorbill (U.S.) , Simon and Schuster (UK)

Year: 2010

Pages: 375

Where I got it from: thalia.de U.S Cover->

<-U.K. Cover

I definitely like the U.S. cover better it’s just different from all the books that have people on their covers, which are recently a lot, and therefore it stands out. Even though I like the U.K. cover, it also reminds me a lot on the cover of Fallen by Lauren Kate.

Synopsis: (from goodreads.com)

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.


Ok so first of all I love that this book is written entirely out of the PoV of a guy, which makes it special, but also the story is special.

Mackie Doyle is not human and he know’s it right from the start, but not only he knows it: his whole family knows that he isn’t their actual child. But nonetheless his “sister” Emma loves him like her own brother and he loves her back. I really adore the brother and sister relationship Emma and Mackie share and I also like the relationship between Mackie and his best buddy Roswell. But there are just some things in The Replacement that I just didn’t like and yes I’m also talking about the relationships between the characters, so let’s start with Roswell: I liked that he always tried to protect Mackie and stuck with him the whole time (yes even in bad times he was still there for Mackie) BUT when Mackie asks him to help with something really bad: don’t want to spoil it for other people so just highlight :) (grave-robbing) Roswell’s just doing it like it’s something normal, so yeah I think everybody else would’ve been like: WTH? why do you want me to do THAT? o.O (a.k.a. a normal reaction to Mackie’s request).

Next is the relationship between Mackie and Tate: well I can’t tell much about it without spoiling too much but let me tell you: They have a good chemistry but some things were just URGH! jeez Tate why are you doing that? spoilers for details: ( Like the scene where Mackie is at Tate’s house and she takes him up to her room to make out instantly and take off her clothes, well I just think that was way too fast, they’re not even really together at that point, so um yeah kinda slutty for me, but ok everyone has their own standarts :P)

Mackie and his “parents”: Their relationship seemed kinda cold to me and Mackie’s mom just made me shake my head a few times again spoilers: (jeez I swear this book just can’t be reviewed without giving away some bigger things -.- I’m sorry) ( So she knew that her child probably could be replaced by another creature so she hung iron scissors(!!!!) (explains the U.S. cover)above her child’s crib to keep the demons away. Um ok WTHeck???who hangs scissors above the crib of a baby??? Isn’t that kinda dangerous? o.O Oh and when Mackie wants to get Emma out of some trouble, in which she got to help him, his “mom” tells him it’s Emma’s own fault and he shouldn’t help her, because then it would endanger him. Wow that mom really likes her kids *sarcasm* I mean if your child is in danger you don’t act like it’s nothing -.-)

Ok enough relationship bashing and on with the story: I liked the book, I really did but still something was just missing. I liked Mackie's decisions and they made sense but in the end I was still confused about some things, they just didn’t get explained right and the end was good but a really fast one (almost too fast), while the middle of the book just kept dragging on. Some things the characters (especially the evil ones) decided to do didn’t really make sense (well some might just make sense in the mind of a crazy,mean person (like the evil one in this story))and when the Morrigan (the leader of the good “demons” (can you call them that?) tried to explain why they didn’t stop/kill the evil one (called The Lady) it didn’t make sense to me I mean I understand that they were scared but it seemed to me that they actually had more people on their side, so um yeah that just made me wonder.

But all in all I liked this book! And if you have the time you should definitely read it, I just want to tell you that it’s probably not everybody’s taste and there are some swear words in it plus the F-bomb get’s dropped (not only once!). So if you like dark tales and a new species of supernaturals (I still haven’t quite figured out what Mackie really is, so I’ll reread it someday and update you on this new species :P) go check out The Replacement, it won’t disappoint you.(Really: read it, it's definitely worth your time)

I would rate The Replacement: 3.5 out of 5


Waiting on Wednesday (2)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine :)
This week I can't wait to read:

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
So last weekend I finished City of Glass and dang these books are awesome (a huge thanks again to Luke for letting me borrow these books :D) I'm pretty excited for COFA to be released on April 5th, but I'm also scared that the story will get boring and that the story just drags on like in other book series (the
best example for that is Evermore). But without any further ado here's the synopsis: (taken from

City of Fallen Angels is the fourth book in the bestselling series The Mortal Instruments.

“City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever. Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he wants nothing to do with Downworld politics. Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.”
Happy Wednesday! (yay only 2 more days left until the weekend :D)


Teaser Tuesday (4)

  • Today will yet be another special Teaser Tuesday because there will be 2 Teasers! :)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current

Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

So here is my teaser:

I stood there, helpless to look away as he leaned in closer. He tightened his grip on my jaw and whispered hoarsely,"Do you really need a wretch like me to tell you that you're dying?"

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff p.71

So far I'm enjoying this book, I especially like that the entire book is told from a guy's PoV

And now for the second Teaser it's not from me but I think it will get you even more excited for a particular book *cough*Forever*cough* I was on Maggie Stiefvater's live-journal this morning and holy crap I was surprised to see the video in which Maggie is reading the first 2 pages of Forever and holy cow I'm now even more excited for this book (I looooved Shiver and Linger!) so what are you still doing here hop over to her live-journal and watch the Teaser! Here's the link: http://m-stiefvater.livejournal.com/
Have fun :)

As Promised the Big Event

As I told you yesterday I'm having a big event with the one and only Tera Lynn Childs! wuhu! So this event features the reveal of the cover for her new book Sweet Venom the first book in her new Medusa Girl's Series. So without any further blah here it is *drum roll please!*
Isn't it sweeeeet?
I love how the end of the hair is forming an S (???) it fits the Medusa theme perfectly.
Summary from goodreads.com:
New series, in which triplet descendants of Medusa learn they are destined to guard the door between the world of monsters and the world of men – pitched as a mythological Charmed.
If that Summary isn't enough for you check out the summary from Tera Lynn Childs page:

Grace just moved to San Francisco and is excited to start over at a new school. The change is full of fresh possibilities, but it’s also a tiny bit scary. It gets scarier when a minotaur walks in the door. And even more shocking when a girl who looks just like her shows up to fight the monster.

Gretchen is tired of monsters pulling her out into the wee hours, especially on a school night, but what can she do? Sending the minotaur back to his bleak home is just another notch on her combat belt. She never expected to run into this girl who could be her double, though.

Greer has her life pretty well put together, thank you very much. But that all tilts sideways when two girls who look eerily like her appear on her doorstep and claim they're triplets, supernatural descendants of some hideous creature from Greek myth, destined to spend their lives hunting monsters.

These three teenage descendants of Medusa, the once-beautiful gorgon maligned by myth, must reunite and embrace their fates in this unique paranormal world where monsters lurk in plain sight.

YAY! I can't wait to read this book! I like that it's a twist that is far away from vampires and werewolves, Fallen Angels and did I forget something? (don't get me wrong: I love books with vampires,werewolves and Fallen Angels and stuff I just like Tera's idea: it gets in something fresh to the YA world.)

The release date is set for October 2011 so mark your calendars! :D

For more information about the book and every other book written by Tera Lynn Childs go to her site (http://teralynnchilds.com/) you can also win a copy of Forgive my Fins on her page or just take a look around and get some more info about Tera :) So: happy Cover reveal day :D


V-Day and something special

A Happy Valentine's Day to all these lovey dovey people out there.
Well if you are sick off all these googley eyed people, running around with flowers and chocolates just like Lara and I do it like we're gonna do it today: have an Anti-Valentine's Day :) We're going to the movies to watch Black Swan (wuhu!!!) and there (hopefully) won't be any lovey dovey,googley eyed couples around us xD (yeah Valentine's Day is kinda frustrating xD) BUT if you think today is an awful day and you just want to barf then here I got something awesome for you: Tomorrow will be a special event on this blog featuring the one and only Tera Lynn Childs (can I get a WAAAAAAAH!!!!!!????) so make sure to check back tomorrow evening to get something exclusive. :D
Have a great day everyone! :)



WUHU!!!!!!! GO GREEN BAY! :D So you might realize that I'm a proud cheesehead, so therefore I'm super excited about last night! It was so worth it getting up at 3 am to watch the rest of the game (well I'm not in the great dairy state anymore) and dang was I happy when the Packers won WUHU!!!! Oh and after that: Glee the half-time dance was epic even though I didn't like the ending SPOILER (just mark the text):(I'm a total Finchel fan or Puckleberry, yeah I kinda like that too xD I just could NOT understand how Finn could let Quinn kiss him uuurgh jeez that girl slept with your best bud and got preggers and right now she's together with Sam, jeez that girl gets around a lot in the football team, but um yeah I actually like Diana Agron, just not Quinn urgh, but we'll see...) So yeah that's it just wanted to drop by the news WUHU! GO PACK GO! xD
Happy Post-Super Bowl Monday :)



So, over at Reading Teen there's a huge Birthday bash going on until February 14th where you can choose between different series of books (for example: The Hunger Games, um Hello??? what are you still doing here xD)

And Good Golly Miss Holly is hosting an All Time Favorite Book Giveaway where she'll give away a book of your choice when she reaches 1000 followers. You can choose between books like "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" or "Just Listen" (I love Sarah Dessen books, just love them) so go on head over there, you won't regret it :)
Happy Winning!

Teaser Tuesday (3)/Waiting on WednesdayTT

I know I'm a little late for my Teaser Tuesday (school was crazy and I had my nose stuck in City of Bones which I finished yesterday wuhu!) but here it is:

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read

Open to a random page

Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today I want to share a Teaser from the book The Dark Divine by Bree Despain. I've read a lot of good but also a lot of not so nice comments about this book and can't wait to read it (so this Teaser is also a teaser for me xD) because the cover looks just A-Mazing and the story sounds good to me well we'll see how it turns out. :)

"" " No, he hasn't. He's lost and frightened and he needs us. I can help him be a hero." I hadn't thought it before I said it. But I realized that's what I had to do-that was my role in all of this.""

The Dark Divine p.220

And now my first WoW post ever (but definitely not the last, because there are so many books that I'm waiting for!)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

So this week I'm waiting for Elemental Reality by Cesya MaRae Cuono. There's not much info about the book except this little synopsis I found on goodreads:

Drastic changes in Callie's life aren't unusual, but this time it's different. Now she's fighting to save her family while she adjusts to her new, supernatural reality. Life will never be the same. . . .

But just look at this gorgeous cover, it's stunning!