The ReplacementBook - 2010
"Unsettling villains and intriguing moral ambivalence make this effort shockingly original and . . .breathtaking." - Booklist , starred review
"Even after finishing the book, readers will be left with the eerie sensation that . . . the true darkness has yet to abate." - BCCB , starred review
"Well-developed characters, a fascinating Fairy Court, an exciting story line, wicked cover art . . .this book has the makings of a success." - Publishers Weekly
"A fast-paced, dark delicacy." - Kirkus Reviews
From the critics
Coarse Language: Drops the F bomb about a dozen times and various other profane words.
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Seventeen years ago someone or something snuck into the home of the town’s pastor. They took a baby boy out of his crib and left Mackie in his place before disappearing back into the night. No one talks about it, but this isn’t the first time this has happened in the small town of Gentry. Now Mackie is a junior in high school and just trying to avoid standing out, but he can’t help it with his blond hair, pale complexion and black eyes. He is not of this world.
When the little sister of his schoolmate Tate goes missing Mackie travels into the underworld of Gentry to get her back and hopefully discover something about the place he came from and perhaps discover what happened to the boy he Replaced so many years ago.
The protagonist Mackie Doyle is aware of his differences his parents are aware of his differences and the people who he closely resembles in comosition know that he is very special and they want him.
Using his ownself-preservatino techniques against him they use Mr.Doyle for their private agenda.
Mackie knows that he is wrong and attempts to right his wrong doings by helping his crush by doing the one thing that he can do- saving her sister.
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If I was honest with myself, I hadn't been particularly brave. I'd just done the dirty work and the desperate things and then closed my eyes and hoped for something to work out. That wasn't being brave. But it was nice to know that she thought so.