Clementine DeVore spent ten years trapped in a cellar, pinned down by willow roots, silenced and forgotten.
Now she’s out and determined to uncover who put her in that cellar and why.
When Clementine was a child, dangerous and inexplicable things started happening in New South Bend. The townsfolk blamed the fiendish people out in the Willows and burned their homes to the ground. But magic kept Clementine alive, walled up in the cellar for ten years, until a boy named Fisher sets her free. Back in the world, Clementine sets out to discover what happened all those years ago. But the truth gets muddled in her dangerous attraction to Fisher, the politics of New South Bend, and the Hollow, a fickle and terrifying place that seems increasingly temperamental ever since Clementine reemerged.
Brenna Yovanoff is one third of the Merry Sisters of Fate along with Maggie Stiefvater and Tessa Gratton, whose flash fiction can be found at www.merryfates.com. She lives in Denver, Colorado. The Replacement is her first novel.
“…eerily reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird…This beguiling amalgamation of the magical and modern worlds will have readers mesmerized.” —Kirkus (Starred Review)
“Powerful, evocative prose brings to life a world close to overflowing with wild magic, seething prejudice, and base fear.” –Horn Book
“Yovanoff’s best book since The Replacement (2010) finds her conjuring up another sickly sweet modern mythology of seemingly effortless originality. […] No one since Francesca Lia Block has so consistently sided with the so-called monsters, and this dark-sparkled effort furthers the author’s reputation as one of YA horror’s most unique voices.” –Booklist
“…deliciously creepy…The early descriptions of Clementine’s decade-long entrapment in the cellar and her rescue are at turns vivid and horrifying, and become engraved in the reader’s memory.” –VOYA
“Yovanoff creates yet another beautiful but disturbing setting, with elegant prose describing the picturesque countryside in one paragraph and the gut-wrenching stench of hellhounds in the next…” –BCCB
“Yovanoff’s writing is as thrilling and uneasy as the tales she spins. Richly detailed with adolescent “firsts,” … this horror tale will give teens goosebumps from start to finish.” –School Library Journal