The Replacement Mackie 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 . Mackie Doyle is a replacement – a fairy child left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago, to replace the baby when it was stolen away by. Mackie Doyle is The Replacement – left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. He has been raised among us. But he is not one of us. Now, he must.

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The dearth of amiable characters was what really detracted from the overall appeal of this book. View all 3 comments. People are getting nervous and it just won’t stop raining. The scenes with the fey owe more to Tim Burton than they do to many other books in this overheated genre too – they’re alluring but horrific, and I thought the underground replacemrnt was marvellously realised.

Now, I wasn’t feeling the chemistry between Mackie and Tate at first. I have no idea why, neither does Mackie. It should be read aloud after dark, at a whisper.

I just found it extremely annoying, and it made the characters seem very two dimensional. His whole emo routine really grates on my nerves. I thought The Lady a truly disturbing and vile invention. When the door swung open, no one was waiting in the entryway.

They weren’t evil, and yet they were so creepy and so ominous that you couldn’t help but feel apprehensive.


For a second, nothing happened, but then the outline flared from inside, lit with a warm glow. Best part of story, including ending: One moment the male protagonist is cribbing about dying, the next he is checking out some girl, Bleeeeeh, I quit! That is screaming at him to help her. Aside from these non-writing nitpicks, I loved The Replacement.

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

I liked how they were portrayed, too. Trivia About The Replacement. There seems to be a reasonable amount of hype for this book. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff. Mackie is just too weak of a character for my taste. But there wasn’t really anywhere to dive.

I remember it didn’t have anything to do with God I don’t know, but for me, this kind of writing is incredibly bland and formulaic: Bowen a Level 2 American Robin scholar. Tate was an angry stalker full of contempt towards Mackie, Roswell was a total perv who treated women like pieces of meat, Mackie’s parents were typical and stereotyped and completely unwilling to do anything useful, and everyone else was easily forgettable.

Yes, I said it – puking. It’s like Okay, I wanted to read this book because it’s got faeries in it and I’ll jump on anything that has faeries. What the heck is communist gray? So Yovanof found this one and was pretty intrigued by both the cover and the synopsis.

Usually I love reading from a guy’s point of view Ship Breaker, Leviathan– amazing.

I need to learn to do this replaceemnt quit a novel after 10 chapters or so when I clearly realize that it will disappoint me in the end. Mackie may just be one of my favorite MCs ever! I think that the time I spent trying to get through the muddled, twisted, ultimately pointless bfenna of The Replacement has muddled my own mind. Unlike most replacements, Mackie did not die soon after someone switched him for a human child, but he lives a very restricted life, keenly aware of his outsider status.


Brenn almost as exciting as watching paint dry. When I went on vacation earlier in the month, when everyone else was gathered around a bonfire drinking and getting rowdy, I went upstairs to read this.

Then Tate came in at a close second, she is a character who knows what’s up and wont take crap from people. Protagonist Mackie Doyle is special.

The Replacement Book Summary and Study Guide

Take an interesting concept like faeries that do not belong in the human world but inhabit it anyway, but Somewhere between a two and three on this one Unfortunately, the story fell apart soon after. Without these things, I am nothing. Mackie is keenly aware of yoganoff ways in which he is different from his family and friends. He must face the dark creatures of the Slag Heaps and find his rightful place, in our world, or theirs.

Yovanoff has wonderful descriptions that aren’t bordering anywhere near tiring. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. The characters were rreplacement fleshed out very well and very creepily, I might add.

View all 5 comments. This isn’t to say no one will like it.