Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Razorbill (September 21, 2010)
Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, Mackie 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 slowly dying in the human world.
Mackie would give anything to live among us, to practice on his bass or spend time with an oddly intriguing girl named 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.
I can see the appeal of those who have read The Replacement. It's one of a kind plot and with sinister characters that would draw anyone in. I however didn't feel it. Wait, Let me start again by saying this was a great book just not as great as I have read in reviews. I'm a little disappointed as to no fault of anyone else. I set myself up for this one by giving it high expectations and most book reviewers know not to do that. I don't feel as if I really knew any of the characters except the secondary characters Emma and Roswell. The monstrous characters played great roles and were all unique to themselves. The relationship between Mackie and Tate were strange to say the least, so hot and cold.
You know when you are on a train and it slows, stops, speeds up, slow, stops, speeds up and so forth. That's how this was for me. Some times I wanted to jump the train other times I wanted to see it to the end. The ending was good I was just hoping for more. As for recommendations,Yes, The Replacements was good. I plan on keeping it on my shelf.
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