Tuesday, November 15, 2011

REVIEW - The Space Between - Brenna Yovanoff

Hardcover, 352 pages

Expected publication: November 15th 2011 by Razorbill


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.

4/5 Stars!

I love Brenna Yovanoff's writing.  She has this almost fairy-tale-like lyricism to her writing...but it's DARK.

So very dark.

You all know what a huge fan I was of The Replacement, Yovanoff's debut novel, and while I prefer that one to The Space Between, this novel certainly didn't disappoint.

This story follows Daphne, the daughter of Lillith and Lucifer, as she travels to earth for the first time (from her oh-so-cushy home in Hell) to search for her brother Obie, who's gone missing.

Her only hope?  The boy Obie had saved from Hell a year ago, Truman Flynn.  And, since Truman was on a path there anyway, he's less than helpful...at least, until he realizes that Daphne is for real, that his nightmare memories of his time in hell weren't dreams.

Daphne is a character who doesn't know what to do with her life.  She's never even been given a choice, at least, not one other than becoming like her soul-sucking sisters.  So she's just now learning what life really is.  Truman, on the other hand, is a character who is just trying to numb the pain until his life ends.  I loved watching the two of them interact, and the relationship that bloomed between them was so broken and desperately loving, a relationship between two people who have no idea what love is.

And the other main character.  I'm not going to give anything away readers, but oh, how I loved that creepy, creepy character and how it interacted with both Daphne and Truman, and how it made them interact with eachother.

Loved it.  Such a great read.

I can't wait for more from Yovanoff.

Happy Reading!

-geekgirl

3 comments:

  1. I loved The Replacement too, and was so excited about this title until I found out Mackie is not in it!!! Thanks for the review, I may check it out later.

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  2. Love this cover...I haven't read the Replacement. I think I need to :)

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  3. I totally felt the same way about this one! IT was good, wasn't it? I ejoyed it so much more than I expected to even though I haven't read The Replacement yet.

    I loved both Daphne and Truman! I found them to be really unexpected, and surprising... in a good way :)

    Brenna from Esther's Ever After

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