- US Edition
Elegantly strange, darkly compelling, this truly original debut novel marks the arrival of a major new talent. It features a brooding, bass-playing teen boy who is sure to resonate with all young-adult readers.
Mackie Doyle seems like everyone else in the perfect little town of Gentry, but he is living with a fatal secret – he is a Replacement, left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now the dark side wants him back, and Mackie must decide where he really belongs and what he really wants.
A month ago, Mackie might have told the creatures beneath the hill to buzz off. But now, with a budding relationship with tough, wounded, beautiful Tait, Mackie has too much to lose. Will love finally make him worthy of the human world?
Rights: Greenhouse c/o Rights People
USA/Canada: Razorbill, Penguin Putnam (October 2010)
UK/Commonwealth/English-language Europe: Simon & Schuster (January 2011)
Germany hardcover: Loewe
German paperback: Beltz
Complex Chinese Language for Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao: Morningstar Inc
Simplified Chinese (Mainland China): Beijing Booky Publishing Inc
Turkey: Profil Kitap
Spanish bookclub: Circulo de Lectores
Brazil: Bertrand (Record)
Hebrew/Israel: Hakibutz Hameucad
Indonesia: Copyright UFUK
France: Michel Lefon
Slovenia: Zalozba Alica
Italy: Asengard Edizione
Film: Jerry Kalajian at Intellectual Property Group
Booklist’s 2011 Top Ten Horror Books
September 2010: Starred review – followed by a place in the Top 10 ‘best first novels for youth published in the last year’.
New York Times Bestseller list
October, 2010: THE REPLACEMENT debuts in the NYT bestseller list, shortly after publication.
Brenna Yovanoff has written a number of novels for teens (published by Razorbill and Delacorte) and holds an MFA in Fiction from Colorado State University. Her latest novel – THE PLACES NO ONE KNOWS – has received several accolades, and her debut – THE REPLACEMENT – hit the NYT bestseller list. 2019 has seen publication of Brenna’s RUNAWAY MAX, the first YA novel set in the world of Stranger Things, the hit Netflix series.
For a long time she wrote short fiction with Maggie Stiefvater and Tessa Gratton, who together comprised the Merry Sisters of Fate.
She lives with her family in Denver, Colorado.