Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Review: The Replacement
By Brenna Yovanoff
Genre YA Supernatural/Paranormal
When bad things happen in the town of Gentry you look the other way. Things are as they are and it's best not to ask questions. When you are one of the "bad things" you lay low and and don't make anyone suspicious. In this beautifully written novel we get a insiders look at the things that go bump in the night.
I don't remember any of the true, important parts, but there's this dream I have.
I've been meaning to read this book forever! People raved about it when it came out and have since given great praise to Yovanoff's writing. And, yeah, the woman can write! I loved the beautiful, melancholic prose. The story and the legends it came from were fun in a creepy way. Then there was the characters. While A lot of this story may be forgotten by me, I doubt I'll forget the characters. They are still standing out vividly in my mind. There was something real and painful in their action that just got to me.
As I mentioned before, I'm not sure the actual story of this one will stick in my mind. While the legends it was derived from have been playing around in my mind since reading it, the story line...not so much. While that's not necessarily a bad thing, I never consider it a good thing. I like when a story is memorable.
Still, I'll definitely be reading more by Yovanoff. If only so I can say her name again! Say it. It's fun, huh?
Should you read it
The writing and characters make this book. And as far as debuts go, it's great.