blo Teens Read and Write: THE REPLACEMENT by Brenna Yovanoff Exerpt + Giveaway

Monday, November 1, 2010

THE REPLACEMENT by Brenna Yovanoff Exerpt + Giveaway

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.


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THE REPLACEMENT, Brenna Yovanoff's 2010 debut is one of our favorite reads for 2010. (Check out Alyssa's REVIEW!) Thanks to Brenna Yovanoff and Teen Book Scene for including us in the tour!  

Today we have an excerpt, some of our favorite lines from the book, and a giveaway
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EXERPT 
(all material copywritten by Brenna Yovanoff)

"Tate took a deep breath and stared up at me. "It wasn't her."

For a second, I didn't say anything. Neither of us did. But we didn't look away from each other. I could see flecks of green and gold in her eyes and tine spots so deep and cool they looked purple. I realized that I had'nt really looked at her in years.

She closed her eyes and moved her lips before she spoke, like she was practicing the words. "It wasn't my sister in that box, it was something else. I know my sister, and whatever died in that crib, it wasn't her."

I nodded. I was cold suddenly, goose bumps coming up on my arms in a way that had nothing to do with the rain. My hands tingled and started to go numb.

...I hadn't given away my secret because I didn't even know how to say the secret out loud. No one did. Instead, they hung on to the lie that the kids who died were actually their kids and not just convincing replacements. That way, they never had to ask what had happened to the real ones. I had never asked what happened to the real ones. 

That was the code of the town - you didn't talk about it, you didn't ask. But Tate had asked anyway. She'd had the guts to say what everyone else was thinking - that her true, real sister had been replaced by something eerie and wrong. Even my own family had never been honest enough to come right and say that.

Tate had made herself a loner and an outcast when I was the one who was supposed to be the freak. I'd shied away like she might infect me, but she was just a girl trying to get a straight answer from the most obvious source.

And yes, I was obvious. When it came down to basic facts, I was weird and unnatural, and the game only worked as long as everyone else agreed not to see. If you took all the kids in school and lined them up, it was clear that I was the one who didn't belong. I was the disease.
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FAVORITE LINES

He answered on the first ring, sounding easy and cheerful. "What's up? Are you calling to wish me luck in my quest to rescue Stephanie from the tyranny of clothing?"

"Is it okay if I come with you?"

"Yeah, that's fine. Not the the clothing thing, though, right? I mean, that's kind of a one-man job."

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Danny shoved the the glass across the counter at Drew. "Try that and tell me what it needs."

Drew took a sip, then coughed and set the glass down. "That's awful."

Danny scowled and tossed a dripping tablespoon at him. "Your're awful. I'm looking for constructive feedback. What does it need?"

Drew threw the tablespoon back. "It needs to be taken out and shot."
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THE REPLACEMENT will give you goosebumps and make you laugh and cry. It's an eerie tale but full of endearing relationships and themes of unconditional love and acceptance. 
And we have one copy up for grabs!

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GOOD LUCK!



Next Tour Stops for Brenna:
11/2 - Kelsey @ The Book Scout
11/3 - Tynga - Tynga's Reviews
11/5 - Jessica Secret @ Shut Up I'm Reading

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33 comments:

The Slowest Bookworm said...

I just bought this one online a few minutes ago. Can't wait for it to arrive. Even more so now I've read your review.

KatieDoll said...

The link to the form doesn't work because you have it linked to the embed code! I eventually found it and entered, but I just wanted to let you know so other people can enter. :)

sRy_ said...

I've just entered! thanks for the contest, Alyssa :)

the form link is: https://spreadsheets.google.com/embeddedform?formkey=dGhjTEk3RXhrLVFZYTNzdlQ0QS14SkE6MQ

Alyssa@Teens Read and Write said...

SB - hope you enjoy the book!

Katie Doll - Thanks for letting us know the link was messed up!

sRy - Thanks for providing the link!

Everyone: Sorry for the technical bug. The link is working now but if you have any problems just let us know!

elaing8 said...

Thanks for the giveaway.I can't wait to read this one.

The Itzel Library said...

Yay! Great book! Thanks for the contest :)

~Yelania

Jessy said...

This sounds like a great read for Halloween! I especially love the creepy cover!

Ekta said...

I cant wait to read this book! Thanks!

debbie said...

I would love to read this book.

Edna said...

Thanks for providing an excerpt and holding this giveaway! I've heard a lot of good things about this book but I've yet to read it.

Erika said...

I did not think this would be an endearing read at all- it actually initially struck me as sort of creepy! But after reading the excerpt you provided, I'm so much more excited to read it. Thank you for the giveaway!

andrea said...

thanks for the giveaway!

dor said...

Thanks :)

Giada M said...

Thank you for this chance! :D

Kah Woei said...

Thanks for the chance to win a book on my wish list. :-)

latishajean said...

This book sounds so good Great giveaway thank you very much!

Bella said...

This book sounds great! Can't wait to read it.

tabbylewis said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

This cover sent chills down my spine the first time I saw it. I immediately had the movie "Rosemary's Baby" pop in my head and again I was chilled.

Lora1967 said...

Congrats alyssa. Its nice to see that your hard work is paying off. We need more good authors! I am an advocate for illiteracy. I win books and give them to the local highschool. They have no funds for books. Again COngrats!
chaarmedone1512@aol.com

Soultified said...

JAMIE: This book seems so exciting!

Moirae(thefates) book reviews said...

This is one book I can't wait to read, at least Christmas is close.

aurora M. said...

great giveaway! Thanks for hosting. I want this book so so so bad!

Uniquely Moi Books said...

Oooh! I want it soo bad! Great giveaway!!!

PinkStuff28 said...

thanks for the excerpt .. i enjoyed it :)

But the cover is not one of my fav

Pisinat said...

Haha, this book could give me nightmares, but I'm really tempted to read it :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Raissa Lopes said...

thank you for the giveaway!

xlacrimax said...

Ohh, I so want this! Hope I am lucky enough to win :D

Danelle said...

"Goosebumps up the arms"- the cover alone does that. This book sounds so good. It is now on my must read list.

danellejohns at gmail dot com

Pamela said...

I just discovered your blog and it looks really interesting!

I'm really excited to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

✖Mizz Yasmin✖ said...

Definitely wanna read this one!! :D

nfmgirl said...

Sounds suitably creepy! Please count me in. Thanks for the giveaway!

Asha said...

Definately want to read the book, superb review!
xx o_o

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