Friday, November 23, 2012

Review: The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

The Space Between

Author: Brenna Yovanoff

Publication Date: November 14, 2011

Publisher: Razorbill

Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal



Everything is made of steel, even the flowers. How can you love anything in a place like this?

Daphne is the half-demon, half-fallen angel daughter of Lucifer and Lilith. Life for her is an endless expanse of time, until her brother Obie is kidnapped - and Daphne realizes she may be partially responsible. Determined to find him, Daphne travels from her home in Pandemonium to the vast streets of Earth, where everything is colder and more terrifying. With the help of the human boy she believes was the last person to see her brother alive, Daphne glimpses into his dreams, discovering clues to Obie's whereabouts. As she delves deeper into her demonic powers, she must navigate the jealousies and alliances of the violent archangels who stand in her way. But she also discovers, unexpectedly, what it means to love and be human in a world where human is the hardest thing to be.

This second novel by rising star Brenna Yovanoff is a story of identity, discovery, and a troubled love between two people struggling to find their place both in our world and theirs.

My Thoughts: I really, really enjoyed this book.  It was kind of strange, but I liked it anyway - maybe because of it.  I also like it because it isn't a series.  Not that I don't love series', because I really do, just sometimes I don't want to wait years to know the end of my story.  Sometimes, just sometimes, I like to read a good story and have it be done.  There is something truly gratifying about it - even if you want more.

Daphne is the daughter of two of the most famous evil beings in the world - Lilith and Lucifer.  So, you would expect a big baddie.  Well, picture the opposite of that and you pretty much have Daphne.  She is super sweet and really fun to read about.  She really loves her brother Obie (maybe not so much her sister) and  likes to take care of people.

Truman is a self-destructive teen who has almost died multiple times.  Daphne tracks him down in connection to Obie and he then becomes and integral part of the story.

I even enjoyed the side-characters in all their glory.

This story makes you sympathetic to some of the demons that it portrays and gets you to second-guess some of the heavenly beings that appear.  The plot kept me interested and guessing and the characters managed to draw me in, which makes this novel an overall success in my book.  I would definitely recommend this book!


  1. I've only read The replacement, but I wasn't blown away by the story. This one sounds like it will be much better :) I really love the covers from her books, so pretty!

    Great review :D

  2. Yes! This was a really great book! It was the first book I read by Brenna and it will not be my last. :)

    Great review!


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