• US Edition

The Replacement

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 details

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)

Hungary: Egmont

Iran: Behdad

Greece: Platypus

Russia: Astrel

Hebrew/Israel: Hakibutz Hameucad

Indonesia: Copyright UFUK

France: Michel Lefon

Bulgaria: Kragozor

Slovenia: Zalozba Alica

Poland: ZNAK

Italy: Asengard Edizione

Film: Jerry Kalajian at Intellectual Property Group

Good news

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.