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Waiting on Wednesday: Who’s in Your Crib?

by Ann-Katrina

Thanks to Jill at Breaking the Spine, I present another edition of Waiting on Wednesday…

The Replacement I’m waiting, rather impatiently, on a book called The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff.

While browsing Amazon, I saw the cover and stopped in my tracks. I mean, look at it. It’s the right amount of creepy, whimsy, and cute.

But since I rarely buy a book (or covet it) based on cover alone, I read the description and knew immediately that I had to have this book the moment it comes out.

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.

Tell me you’re not hooked now, too. It’s due out September 21, 2010 and can be pre-ordered from Amazon.

Comments on Waiting on Wednesday: Who’s in Your Crib?

  1. # christina wrote on August 5, 2010 at 5:59 pm:

    That book looks absolutely fabulous!!

  2. # She wrote on August 5, 2010 at 7:51 pm:

    Not only does it sound wonderful, but the cover is amazing as well!
    .-= She´s last blog ..World War Z – Max Brooks =-.

  3. # Belle wrote on August 8, 2010 at 9:39 pm:

    Very unusual storyline – a good fit with that cover, which is definitely very eye catching! I always like seeing a different urban fantasy concept, one that’s not the same old thing. This looks good!
    .-= Belle´s last blog ..Two Beginnings- Two Tenses- My First Four Days of WFMAD =-.

  4. # william wrote on August 23, 2010 at 7:29 pm:

    this book is going to rock

  5. # lee ann wrote on August 26, 2010 at 11:06 am:

    Yes, the book definitely lives up to its cover! I work at a bookstore and I grabbed up the ARC as soon as it arrived because the story of changelings has always creeped me out. This combines the tale of multiple “replacements” with a bit of Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” short story. The main characters of Mackie, his loving sister Emma, his three staunchly loyal best friends, and a fierce potential girlfriend, Tate, make for a read you seriously don’t want to end. LOVED it…and yes, it’s definitely worth the wait.

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