I ove weird and I ove horror vibes with romance thrown in So this was all of my cups of tea Peppermint included The whole idea of a weirdly sick creature baby getting switched with a human one was pretty freaking awesomeMackie may just be one of my favorite MCs ever He was sweet and relatable At first he didn t want to get involved with things And to be truthful I wouldn t either Especially when there is all kinds of craziness going on below ground Seriously oved all the side characters especially Roswell And I can t forget about Emma Tate or the twinsYovanoff has wonderful descriptions that aren t bordering anywhere near tiring I could feel and see everything she described Seriously Ci alleniamo anche se piove?: Miserie e splendori del calcio dilettantistico loved this story And I just threw my money out the window to order the rest of her books R is for Replacement The An okay book with interesting ideas by a skilled author but overall an uninvolving experienceE 1 is for Entropy This book is full of it the protagonist and the town heives in and the supernatural creatures he is dealing with all battle against itP is for Prejudice I Star Wars Thrawn Star Wars Thrawn liked this novel s engagement with prejudice and how ititeralizes othering Always an important topic especially so with young adult novelsL is for Limp This is a good description for the final confrontation uite disappointingA is for Atmosphere The author knows how to create a strange and often bleak atmosphere when it comes to slag heaps and when it comes to dark gothic underground New York Is English, Chattanooga Is Creek. (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover)) lairs Unfortunately skills at creating atmosphere aren t much there in bringing the town where these places are set toifeC is for Creepy The author also knows how to create creepy images and even creepier supporting characters KudosE 2 is for Energy Or in this case a striking Guiding Readers and Writers, Grades 3-6: Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy lack of energy It s hard to put in words but there is an oddlyifeless uality to the narrative and characterization This was the opposite of an exciting reading experienceM is for Music A key part of the book and the most interesting thing happening in the story Music enthralls those responsible for that music The Stray Bullet live off of that enthrallment Temporary as that spellbinding may beE 3 is for Escape I m not sure why the obvious solution toiving in a town where faerie regularly kidnap children was not forcefully examined get the hell out of there It was mentioned but dropped pretty uickly That buggedN is for Nice Try I Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 3 like what the author was trying to go for here kitchen sink realism wedded to dark tales of changelings and faerie Unfortunately the result was half baked as the supernatural elements and the realism of what makes this town a special place were unconvincingT is for Time To End This So Called Review While reading this I feltike I was in a dark funk and that s because Mackie Doyle has been in this kind of funk for almost his whole ife He has never felt ike he belongs because he s just a replacement A replacement that has to keep that a secret at all cost but that can t Bloody Crystal last forong can it His secret is jeoparized when Tate s ittle sister is thought to be dead but Tate doesn t believe that and presses Mackie to give her some answers How
CAN HE DO THAT THOUGH WHEN HE DOESN The do that though when he doesn t know what he really is himselfThe relationships that Mackie has are the strongest part of the book My favorite one being Mackie s relationship with his sister Emma but his friends
also were top notch What also was done well was the feel ofwere top notch What also was done well was the feel of oppressive cloud that Gentry has over it s head You can tell the secrets are being buried but no matter how hard the people try the secrets bubble up to the surface again Now I wasn t feeling the chemistry between Mackie and Tate at first I kept wondering why Mackie even iked her but as the story progresses the romance between them does get better Then there is this scene where the ugly things undergound play a concert and I m assuming you were suppose to feel the music and just how great it was I guess I m not that intuitive because I tried but I couldn t get it
I kept thinking Ok so they play really good and Those are Bear Humbug little irks though because I could understand Mackie He tries so hard to be normal and aches to beike everyone else but he knows deep down he won t be able to do that Along the way he comes to Afterlife learn that people do actuallyove him despite and because of what he isThe cover is very fitting to the book and I think it s interesting how the author put old superstitions into pratical ways it would hurt a person Blue Is for Nightmares like Mackie I m not sure but itooks Heroes Die like there might be a series Either way the story can stand on it s own Just so people will know there is teen drinking and some profanity Getost in the world of ugly things but coming out you might realize maybe just maybe they aren t as ugly as they seem So to put it simply I was not a fan of this book Like at all Actually I kind of hated it I m really not sure what I was expecting it to be but I definitely wasn t thinking it would be a L'Ingénu lame high school drama mixed with painfully dull characters and even painfully boring andackluster writing I guess the cover is what attracted me to read this book in the first place but honestly great packaging and poor content does not eual a good bookFirst there were the thoroughly unlikable chara. Mackie Doyle is The Replacement eft 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 face the dark creatures of the slag heaps from which he came and find his rightful place And Marilyn Manson who I don t isten to and have zero interest in What the heck was this about anyways And then after thatit s never mentioned in the book again If you have any idea what was going on during this part where Mackie was playing his bass guitar along with the other demon people PLEASE Pampa Pampa let me know because I am totally LOST I will end by just saying that this book wasn t for me That doesn t mean it isn t for anyone but I personally disliked it to no end The writing was stale and stilted the characters were completely unlikable the dialogue was fake and cheesy and the premise while intriguing was never able to reach its full potential I did finish this book trying to give it a chance but in the end there really was nothing about this book that IikedLea LC s Adventures in Libraryland 2016 edit I m demoting The Replacement to 2 stars Why Well I read this book five years ago and I honestly cannot remember anything about it Other than it took place under a slag heap What s a slag heap I forgot I seem to recall thinking that one some or all of the characters were morons So The Replacement definitely didn t Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus leave aingering impression on me and certainly didn t call out to me during the Geometry Part 1: Quickstudy Laminated Reference Guide (Quick Study Academic) last five ye I ve always been intrigued by changeling storiesbut this one is pretty disappointing as it has unmemorable characters and a fairly predictable run of the mill plot Ioved this eerie and beautiful story of ugly things It should be read aloud after dark at a whisper I can without a doubt say I have never read a book uite Herbier et autres collections like The Replacement before I m convinced Tim Burton needs to purchase the rights to make this into a movie I m sure we can find a role for Johnny Depp If I had to come up with one word for this book it would be disjointed I felt disjointed from the characters disjointed from the plot and the characters and plot felt disjointed from each other I just didn t understand it It wasn t that the book was complicated it just didn t work I did not connect to Mackie the main character on anyevel and I couldn t comprehend his actions Same with the other characters I just didn t know what was up with them Their feelings were up and down they knew some information but were ignorant at the same time The relationship between the town of Gentry and the underworld was shady and vague so it was hard for me to understand the motivations behind the characters Besides that Mackie was unremarkable maybe even unlikable I m not very much into emo guys I wish I got out of this book than I did The blurb on the front from Maggie Steifvater describes it as an eerie and beautiful story of ugly things It should be read aloud after dark at a whisper That is a ovely blurb enough to entice me to read the book If only the book itself had asAll I Kept Thinking
Much Finesse As Thatfinesse as that sentence In the end however while I appreciate The Replacement s attempt at originality I found it to be a muddled mess And why was the font so big Tree killers book was NOT for me Probably one of my east favorite books of all time I
Don T Want To Bet want to be This isn t to say no one will The Happiest Baby on the Block like it Heck the author is published so she s better than me in that way But I just could not stand this book So much profanity so much vague ness so many thingseft unansweredsigh Sorry worldFULL REVIEW posted on wwwSueakyBookscom 7 27 10I have never given a book zero stars on my blog before I don t usually Blu oltre la prua: Un'avventura di Jack Aubrey e Stephen Maturin - Master Commander (La Gaja scienza Vol. 946) like to review books that I have such strong negative feelings for But there has been aot of hype for this book around the blogosphere and I just wouldn t feel right if I didn t give you guys my two cents I m going to try to be nice I have nothing against the author She s published which is a Releasing Heaven on Earth: Gods Principles for Restoring the Land lot than I can sayIn regards to the book The premise was so interesting A faerie trying toive in
Our World With Allworld with all downsides of being a faerie It s cool rightI also really The Future of English Teaching Worldwide liked Mackie s sister Emma She was the only person actually willing to do something about the chaos that was Gentry and Mackie sife His parents I was glad that they kept Mackie and didn t treat him Between like a freak but they still bothered me For reasons to be explainedThe entire book was extremely vague No one in the town of Gentry ever talks about ANYTHING They all know that there are strange things going on but no one does anything about it Even Mackie s best friend never uestions his weird behavior I recognize that there was probably a deep meaning behind this But I just couldn t find it I just found it extremely annoying and it made the characters seem very two dimensional So many uestions wereeft unanswered that just made me so frustratedAlso the profanity This book is described as Edward Scissorhands meets The Catcher in the Rye This probably should have tipped me off since I couldn t stand TCitR This book had so much profanity and underage drinking and immorality sigh I just don t want to read books that gritty I can handle some grit but not to that Sigrid Liljeholm levelAnyway Lots of peopleove this book including plenty of people whose opinions I really respect But just be aware when you pick it up that it is very edgyI hope I wasn t mean I didn t want to attack the author or book in any way Every book has its place even if it s not on my shel. Rue darkness has yet to abate BCCB starred reviewWell developed characters a fascinating Fairy Court an exciting story ine wicked cover art this book has the makings of a success Publishers WeeklyA fast paced dark delicacy Kirkus Review. .
Brenna Yovanoff Ú 4 review.
Cters Tate was an angry stalker full of contempt towards Mackie Roswell was a total perv who treated women Crusader conspiracy Banner books like pieces of meat Mackie s parents were typical and stereotyped and completely unwilling to do anything useful and everyone else was easily forgettable I didn tike these characters therefore I didn t care what happened to themThen there was Mackie Doyle the tortured soul main character Usually I The Book of Earths: Hollow Earth, Ancient Maps, Atlantis, and Other Theories (Forgotten Books) love reading from a guy s point of view Ship Breaker Leviathan amazing but I could not connect with him at all All Mackie seemed to do was a be pale and emo b get nauseous or faint every time he was around metal or blood oroud noises or strong smells or slight air currents c An English Translation of Fa Tsangs Commentary on the Awakening of Faith lust after Alice the slutty hot girl in school or d talk about how incredibly fake everyone is in town It got old very uickly I have a difficult time sympathizing with a character who does nothing but whine and complain all the time even if it s for aegitimate reason In the end Mackie was just a male version of Bella Swan empty dull bland vapid and I couldn t bring myself to care about what happened to him either Speaking of tortured the writing was just awful It was serious work just trying to slog through each chapter To give you some idea of what I m talking about imagine reading something Gauntlet A Novel of International Intrigue like this for 340 pages and youl get the picture very uicklyI yanked off my T shirt and pulled the shades down Then I The University of Chicago Spanish English English Spanish Dictionary lay down with my face to the wall and pulled the covers over my head I woke up with a jolt It was dark My phone was buzzing on my bedside table and I rolled over I wanted to go to sleep The phone just kept buzzingSoooo have you fallen asleep yet I don t know but for me this kind of writing is incredibly bland and formulaic I woke up and did a It was b and c Then I did d I felt e Then blah blahblah I just can t stay focused on writingike this It s almost as exciting as watching paint dry And thenhow about character dialogues I magnifici dieci like thisCome on you don t want to miss this Tis the season for girls to dressike hookers We The Happiness Secrets Of Joel Osteen ll catch up with the twins get aittle socially Seashells lubricated I have this feeling that Alice is particularlyooking forward to your company Are you kidding me First off Brenna nobody talks An Excellent conceited Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet like this In my 4 years of high school and 6 years of college I ve not once heard anyone use the term sociallyubricated Second of all no one is going to Ruhestand fr Einsteiger like characters who either are hookers or whoabel girls as being hookers or obsess over girls because they dress La criminologie like hookers Maybe people do this but that doesn t make me want to read about them and it sure doesn tead me to care about what happens to them Further I would not recommend a book that makes women out to be hoes or treats sex so casually I m not being unrealistic or a prude I just find it to be completely unnecessary when it has nothing to do with the plot or the characterization If you have an awesome story and brilliant writing you don t need to waste your time or the reader s with cheap add ins about getting trashed and banging the popular girls at school Another aspect of the writing that drove me crazy were all of the contradicting statements I m guessing they were intentional but I didn T Understand The Point Of understand the point of except to make me really confusedShe Farmer Boy looked strange and fantastical and startling and normal How do youook strange and normal at the same timewhen I glanced in the mirror again I recognized myself and I didn tSo did you or didn t youAs soon as I reached the bottom of the ravine I felt desperately relieved And much much worse Umm relief means alleviation and the removal of pain so how would you feel worse if you were relievedFinally I hate obvious plot holes even Random House Webster's College Dictionary: 1996 Graduation Promotion little ones I consider myself to be a halfway intelligent person and I don t appreciate books that try to breeze over contradictionsike I m too stupid to notice So if I m reading along and something clearly makes no Making Mentoring Happen A simple and effective guide to implementing a successful mentoring program logical sense based on what the author has alreadyaid out it drives me right up the wall For exampleMackie is supposed to act Panda Bears like a normal kid and not get noticed Yet some days he has completely black eyes don t you think that someone would maybe just maybe notice something that freakyMackie is hypersensitive tooud noises ike doors that close too fast and
yet he can go to heavy metal rock concerts with mosh pits and be just fine WHATSohe can go to heavy metal rock concerts with mosh pits and be just fine WHATSo can drink beer out of a can huh I thought he was deathly allergic to metal in any formEvery seven years the town gives one of their children to the underworld demon creatures and they in turn make the town prosper So I was picturing something ike out of the Stepford Wives beautiful mansions manicured Desarrollo de Habilidades Directivas lawns everything perfect to cover up something ugly But not once is the town described as perfect or prospering in fact it s run down and poor So I don t get it what was the point of sacrificing a kid every seven yearsAnd on a completely different note WHAT was UP with the rock concerts The Morigan and her crew had to put on heavy metal rock concerts to appease the people of Gentry so that they would still sacrifice their babies HUHI am so confused about that part ALSO Brenna I am sorry but I had NO CLUE what bands you were talking about besides maybe Nine Inch Nails. N our world or theirsUnsettling villains and intriguing moral ambivalence make this effort shockingly original and breathtaking Booklist starred reviewEven after finishing the book readers will beeft with the eerie sensation that the