I mean, it is creepy, creepy, creepy.
In fact, I *hate* scary movies. So, I was a little afraid to pick up this book.
But I am *really* glad I did.
A month ago, Mackie might have told them to buzz off. But now, with a budding relationship with tough, wounded, beautiful Tate, Mackie has too much to lose. Will love finally make him worthy of the human world?”
– Description from GoodReads
A town where infants are replaced with changelings, half-dead creatures that can’t survive in the human world, in exchange for the town’s prosperity?
It’s a very original concept in a genre permeated with stories of supernatural beings trying to come to terms with their individual destinies.
Yovanoff has taken that same, tired story and given it a fresh edge that readers won’t soon forget.
I loved that this was told from a boy’s perspective. Mackie is a likable character. And Yovanoff does good job of portrayed a guy in a realistic way — yes, he stares at boobs now and again, but at least he doesn’t want to talk about his feelings while sipping Cosmos.
It’s amazing to me how everyone in the town seemed to know what was going on, but just wanted to ignore it. It’s very telling of human nature.
This was a fast read that was easy to immerse myself into. I lost myself in the world of Gentry and turned the final page wanting more.
There was a very Sleepy Hollow-like vibe that drifted throughout the story and made it even more interesting.
Brenna Yovanoff has a gem in this debut novel about dark destiny in a creepy small town.
It’s Book #4 in my 2010 Debut Author Challenge.