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the penguin five: the replacement

In previous posts, I’ve mentioned that I am part of promoting the other four books in the Penguin Five (five young adult titles being released this Fall/Winter). In August, the book was Kirsten Miller’s The Eternal Ones and this month, the selection is…

…. Brenna Yovanoff’s THE REPLACEMENT !

Brenna is smart and funny and fantastic and you will love what she has in store for us this week. On Wednesday, she’ll be guest posting here. And, on Friday, I’ll post my interview with Brenna and you’ll have a chance to win one of two hardcover copies of The Replacement. Interested? Read on to find out more about this buzz-worthy novel:

“Unsettling villains and intriguing moral ambivalence make this effort shockingly original and…breathtaking.”
–Booklist, starred review

“I loved this eerie and beautiful story of ugly things. It should be read aloud after dark, at a whisper.” –Maggie Stiefvater, New York Times bestselling author of Shiver and Linger

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.
Edward Scissorhands meets The Catcher in the Rye in this wildly imaginative and frighteningly beautiful horror novel about an unusual boy and his search for a place to belong.

+ comments (4)
  • Sandy Shin
    September 13, 2010

    THE REPLACEMENT sounds very eerie and fantastic — it’s definitely one of the books I’m looking forward to this fall.

  • Stacey
    September 13, 2010

    Oooo! This sounds creepy and WONDERFUL! Thanks Ally! I have not heard of this one before. It is now on my TBR list!

  • Carolyn V.
    September 13, 2010

    Yes! I read the first samples of the fab five! The Replacement is on the top of my list. It sounds excellent. =)

  • Lindsay
    September 13, 2010

    This book sounds awesome. Can’t wait to read it 🙂

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