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message 1: by oliviasbooks (last edited Jul 30, 2010 05:09AM) (new)

oliviasbooks Because this book was so good, so beautifully written and so original - review to come - I decided I had to own it in properly bound form and preordered the paperback quite soon after reading the manuscript. The - now freshly revealed - cover is very beautiful (don't get me wrong, I like it) but I am so very much in love with the hardcover one, because it fits the content like a glove. It's a little disappointing that Simon and Schuster did their own thing, when something nearly perfect was already there. Did they have to because of the rights? Additionally I do not picture Mackie blondish. Did I file the information concerning his outer appearance wrong or did the designers ignore something as usual?

message 2: by ~Tina~ (new)

~Tina~ This cover is nice, but I would have to agree and say that there is something very striking about the hard cover addition.
This book is already on my most anticipated list.
Can't wait!

message 3: by Alexa (last edited Jul 30, 2010 05:28AM) (new)

Alexa The cover is reminding me of Fallen's cover. o.o

message 4: by oliviasbooks (last edited Jul 30, 2010 06:08AM) (new)

oliviasbooks You are right - and although I haven't read Fallen - I do not think that is a good thing. Because The Replacement is really beautifully done horror and a great story of friendship and family. Fallen seems to be some romantic, mysterious bla-bla.
And I think of pouring rain and mud and eerie bridges when I think of Mackie outside - not some forest.

message 5: by Janina (new)

Janina I'm definitely going to read this! I think I'll wait for the paperback, though. January is not that far away. Great review!

message 6: by ~Tina~ (new)

~Tina~ I took my review down and will read this book again. Maybe I my mood was off when I read this, plus, I never did finish it. Great review!

message 7: by oliviasbooks (last edited Oct 07, 2010 01:35PM) (new)

oliviasbooks Oh, Tina. Two stars is not bad-bad. You felt that way. What's wrong with that? I often lose patience before the best parts have a chance to melt me. And then I bash the book around distributing 2 stars without remorse. You on the other hand did write that you would try again. I hope you still have that review somewhere to re-upload...

message 8: by ~Tina~ (last edited Oct 07, 2010 01:58PM) (new)

~Tina~ I do, but in all fairness I really don't think I tried to get into the book. I focused to much on Mackie and how sickly and depressed he was. My mood was in the way and I banished it to quickly I think. I'm going to re-read it again with a different mind set going in. If it ends up being two stars again, well, at least I gave it my full try:)
Remember when I almost gave up on Jellicoe Road? I would have missed out on a fantastic book;)

message 9: by Nic (new)

Nic Great review Olivia. I'm not a fan of horror but this does sound intresting. But like Tina, I think I would have to be in the right mood to read this.

message 10: by Arlene (new)

Arlene Okay, I definitely want to give this a try. What an awesome review Olivia!

message 11: by oliviasbooks (last edited Oct 08, 2010 04:58AM) (new)

oliviasbooks Nic, since you've liked Nevermore, I am pretty sure that the horror aspects will not overwhelm you. The amount of non-horror scenes that take place in school, at a keg party, at Mackie's house or at a music hall is comparable to that of the "normal" scenes in Nevermore.

message 12: by Nic (new)

Nic Thanks Olivia. I will certainly be giving this book a try soon :)

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