Friday, December 30, 2011
Review: The Space Between
The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Daphne is half angel and half demon. She is the offspring of Lillith (demon) and Lucifer (fallen, but angel nonetheless). She lives in a Hell were everything is steel and modern architecture. Daphne isn’t like her sisters, she has no interested in going to Earth or acting the role of succubus. However she does go to Earth to find her missing brother…the only offspring of Adam and Lillith. He’s left hell for the love of his life, another half-breed. Only Lillith discovers something has happened to her son and sends Daphne to try and find him.
This book had a very interesting take on hell and the fallen angels as well as the demons. Hell from Yovanof’s description sounded intriguing if you are living there as a supernatural being versus an evil soul sent there to be punished eternally.
Daphne, though inhuman, was interesting in her fascination with all things earthly. Daphne is in pain though she doesn’t really know why…she thinks it’s because she has no purpose. She meets Truman who is human and in terrible pain, so much so he’s killing himself slowly…he is also the last person who might have some idea where her brother is.
This was an incredibly poignant story. I cried throughout most of it. Love and loss, but there was also redemption, which made me smile through the tears! Yovanof certainly avoided the sophomore slump! I enjoyed this book so much more than The Replacements.
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Posted by Pam Steinke at 2:04 PM