Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff
Publisher:  Razorbill
Publish Date:  September 13, 2012
Pages: 368
ISBN# 978-1595144836

Daphne is half demon and half fallen angel.  Her parents are Lucifer and Lilith.  She lives in the city of Pandemonium (Hell) and has to leave to find her brother Obie.  Brenna Yovanoff writes beautifully.  Everything in her stories is beautiful, even in its ugliness.

The characters:

Obie - son of Lilith and Adam (as in Adam & Eve).  Adam refused to acknowledge him and Lilith turned to Lucifer.  Obie works on Earth with disturbed kids.

Daphne - youngest child of Lucifer and Lilith.  Her mother tolerates her, her father pretty much ignores her and her sisters pick on her.  She adores Obie.

Lilim - Lucifer and Lilith's other daughters.  Beautiful and cold hearted, they feed off men, who give willingly.

Truman - human boy who may have been the last to see Obie.  He's depressed and suicidal.

So Daphne needs to travel to Earth to find Obie.  Obie may be the only person that her mother really loves and she's counting on Daphne to find him.  In order to do that, Daphne needs to keep Truman level. 

Ms. Yovanoff takes the oddest creatures - fairies, demons, angels, damaged/disturbed humans - and makes them just likable enough that you're surprised when they do terrible things.  But then the characters are all like 'what?  I'm a ________ (demon, etc), get over it!'. 

I love this book.  It doesn't hurt that it's a stand alone novel instead of a series.  I can't wait to read her next book - PAPER VALENTINE.  I do really like Daphne, even though Mackie Doyle will be my first love.


  1. Oh cool! We still haven't read any of her work, despite the intriguing premises and lovely covers. Need to get on that!

  2. This book sounds interesting! I will be picking it up soon. I have to say there's not a lot of books out there which are just stand alone anymore so I'm curious to read :)

  3. This book sounds really awesome! So far I have only read one of Brenda's books, but I am eager to read another!