Thursday, May 19, 2016

Review: The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

The Space Between
Title: The Space Between

Author: Brenna Yovanoff

Publication date: November 2011

Published by: Razorbill

Source: Owned Hardcover

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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.

My rating: ★★★★★

The Space Between was so amazing and heartbreaking--I loved it! I find the Lilith myth very intriguing, and that is one of the things that finally made me pick up this book. That and the fact that our main character Daphne is daughter of the demon Lilith and fallen angel Lucifer, yes please! I seriously loved the mythology in this book!

I also loved the main character, Daphne. She was very strong and independent, especially for someone who has spent her whole life in Hell. This also made her quite innocent when it came to earthly customs, and adorable, too. I also loved Truman! He was such a sweet boy in so much pain. I just wanted to kiss it away and put him in my pocket where no one could hurt him. Just--what he was going through and what it was doing to him was so heartbreaking!

Cut your lawn

Another thing I loved was how Daphne was the one to save Truman over and over instead of the other way around. Nope, no damsels in distress here. Truman and Daphne were just so adorable together! Their relationship was sweet and heartbreaking all at the same time!

Moving on! So, typically angels are the good guys and demons are the bad guys, right? Not here, they’re not! And I loved that! You actually feel sympathy for the demons and the angels are jerks. It’s almost like in Supernatural! :D Crazy!

Welcome to Supernatural

Speaking of crazy, there were many plot twists I did not see coming, plus that ending... whoa! I cried my face off. No, seriously. I had tears streaming down my face trying to push down sobs that threatened to escape... I didn’t need my parents to ask what was wrong, haha.

It's true!

Speaking of the ending, even though it was quite shocking I wasn’t the biggest fan of the last epilogue-like chapter. It wasn’t because of the pain it elicited (okay, well maybe a little bit because of that), but because of the flash-forward deal going on.

But overall, I loved it! The story of redemption and love was intriguing with very interesting characters. I loved the mythology behind it and the setting of the wonderful Underworld/Hell. Everything was just so imaginative and beautiful. I highly recommend this one!

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a link to your review or comment below! :)


  1. I loved Brenna Yovanoff other book The Replacement so glad to hear this is great too. I'm very likely to buy this one online just know that there a lot of plot twist and and an ending that mad you cry makes me wondering how that happen.

    1. I actually have not read any of her other books, but this has definitely left me wanting more of her writing! I think I have The Replacement somewhere on my bookshelf, so I will definitely be reading that eventually!

      As for the crying... it was a very emotional book that just pulls at your heartstrings and the author just makes you care so much about these characters she's brought to life. But things actually wrap up pretty well at the end, so I was glad for that!


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