Dude, you guys. If you want to read a book that you've never read before, get this one: The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff.
Things I Loved That You Will Too:
1. Mackie. At first I was like, really? That's your main character's name? Mackie? But after about 50 pages, I was like, Duuude, Mackie. He's fantastic. Insecure. Likeable. Fiercely loyal. Strong, even when he's dying.
A fantastically imagined character, well-written.
Don't we all dream of writing like that? Even better, don't we all dream of reading about people like that?
I do. And I found him in The Replacement.
2. What Happens. You know how you've read that every book is one of seven plots? Well, make room for an eighth. I loved this story. From the fact that Mackie can't touch metal, to the idea that he's dying, that he's "something else" but still loveable, to, to, to. I could name a million things.
But this plot doesn't feel copycatted from someone else. It isn't a remake of a book I've already read.
It is fresh.
So if you're looking for fresh and unique, and interesting and wow, you'll find it in The Replacement. This book is due out September 21, so pre-order your copy today!! You so won't be sorry.
It occurs to me that every week when I do these reviews, I'm gushing about likeable characters and intriguing plots. That makes me realize that in order to write an amazing book, I need a unique, interesting character and a well-written plot. *note to self*
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