The Replacement - Brenna Yovanoff What an amazing ride this was! I'm not even sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. So let's start shall we? I've seen this book around everywhere. People kept saying how good it was and how scary it was and me, being a huge fan of the horror genre, decided to check it out. I go to the library taking out my usual eighteen plus books (no lie) and I see it there on the shelf. Of course I had to bring it home with me to read. It took me a while to get to it and I finally did. Oh, and I am so glad I did. It wasn't exactly what I was expecting and I did have a few issues with it but it was still worth my time.

Brana Yovanoff wrote a great book. I love her writing style. It's smooth and engaging. It sucks you in from the get-go and I did not want to put it down. Her ability to write a story is among the best I have ever come across. I am looking forward to reading more books by her. Especially if she has more characters in her books like Emma, Roswell, and the Cutter! Oh my God! The Cutter! He is freaky, mad, and terrifying all in one! (Not to mention sexy as hell!) Definitely one of the best horrifying creatures to ever be created in a book. Emma is sweet, smart, and looks out for her brother. Roswell = Best. Friend. Ever. Yovanoff did a fabulous job in creating these characters.

There is one thing that bugs me about this book, though. The romance aspect. In my opinion, it came out of no where. Mackie and Tate were decent characters. I thought Tate was pretty badass. I liked her attitude and how she didn't put up with anyone's bullshit. Mackie was tragic and I felt for him... at the beginning. The moment he started acting like a douche, I lost all respect for him. Still, overall, they were good characters... as individuals. Pair them together as a couple and it went down the toilet. Whenever they were together, all Tate did was yell at him and insult him whilst Mackie just tried to ignore her. Then, all of a sudden, they were doing the nasties. I still don't see how their relationship worked. So, even though I love this book (the world, the plot, the side characters, etc.), I did not enjoy the romance aspect of it. Yovanoff still needs to work on that, I'm afraid.

Overall, I do recommend this book. It was such a fantastic read! So engaging! You will NOT want to put it down! Especially once you get introduced to the Cutter! Ugh! So amazing! My advice to readers, ignore the crappy romance to the book and you will be fine. You shall enjoy it. It's not necessarily scary as it is creepy which, if you ask me, is just as good! Have fun with this lovely book! <333