Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

Book Summery (Via author's website):
Everything burns in Pandemonium, a city in Hell made of chrome and steel, where there is no future and life is an expanse of frozen time. That’s where Daphne lives.
The daughter of a demon and a fallen angel, she wonders what lies in store for her. Will she become a soulless demon like her sisters? Or follow in the footsteps of her brother Obie, whose life is devoted to saving lost souls on Earth? All she wants is to find a place where she belongs.
When Obie saves a bleeding, broken boy named Truman from the brink of death and then suddenly goes missing, Daphne runs away to Earth to find him. But on Earth, everything is colder and more terrifying, and Daphne struggles between her demon instincts and her growing—yet achingly unfamiliar—feelings for Truman. As Daphne and Truman search for Obie, they must navigate the jealousies and alliances of the violent archangels who stand in their way. But Daphne also discovers, unexpectedly, what it means to love and be human in a world where human is the hardest thing to be.

Book Review:
It may not seem like it per my review, but Yovanoff caught my attention with her debut novel The Replacement. It was dark and mysterious. I remember like it, but not loving it. However, she definitely stepped up her game with The Space Between. I inhaled this book like none other! The world building was amazing. For someone to describe Hell with such depth...I was truly in awe. If Yovanoff's writing was a bit choppy in her first book, she has definitely made some good strides. I found The Space Between smooth and seamless. I enjoyed the main character's voice. Daphnie, though a demon, is flawed and beautiful. Her love for her brother pushes her through difficult times. I really cannot say enough about this book. It's a wonderful tale with gothic elements and some paranormal touches. Really, really well done.

Favorite Quote:
“Once, my mother told a whole host of angels that she’d rather die than go back to a man she didn’t love.” 

Cover Art Commentary:
Hello gorgeous! I am totally in love with this cover! The colors are rich and the details are outstanding! Rather eye-catching! I didn't realize this before, but there is a detailed scene in the red background, behind the girl lying on the silver bench. I have a few ideas as to what it might be...but I can't say for sure.



  1. I've been wanting to read this one AND The Replacement.

  2. I have nothing but good things about both books. Great review

  3. @Steph
    Both are great, but I definitely like The Space Between a wee bit more.

    Thanks love. Both great books, but I love this one a little bit more.