Friday, June 15, 2012

New Book: The Replacement

The next book selection for The Bookish Owl is The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff. A story based on changeling folk lore, which has always interested me. In case you don't know what a changeling is, it is a human-like thing, fairy, creature or whatever the story happens to be, that is put in place of a stolen human baby.

The Story:

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.

You can read reviews of the book on Good Reads 

I'm excited to get started, I've never read a book based on changeling folk lore before so this is very different for me.

Have you ever read this book? What did you think of it?

And remember, if you have a book suggestion, be sure to email me @ and I'll get to the book as soon as I can.

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