Review: The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

May 6, 2012

The Space Between
by Brenna Yovanoff
Hardcover, 365 pages
Published November 14th 2011 by Razorbill

Glasses: 3.0

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.
My Thoughts:

I'm slightly ambivalent about it. I really liked it, but I didn't love it. The books about  Daphne, a demon who doesn't quite belong down below, but not exactly on earth either. But when her brother Obie disappears up above, she has to leave hell to go find him on earth. With the help from Truman, a boy who was the last person to see her brother, they go out  From this entire book, the thing that I loved most was the plot. It was riddled with mystery. action, romance, and filled with emotion to the brim. I'm not afraid to admit that I teared up a little bit during math class, well it was that and the crazy hard derivatives we're supposed to be learning - but that's besides the point.

I read it quickly and really enjoyed it. The romance between Daphne and Trueman is cute enough to want to cheer for them, but I think it lacked a little chemistry. I mean, I know he loves her, but... *shurgs* I just couldn't get into them. And Raymie? I'm sorry, but that baby was just weird. I was say anymore because I'll be spoiling some stuff, but she freaked me out. It's like Renesmee all over again. The mystery made up what I liked in most of the book. Find out who was who and what was happening kept me turning the pages.

I wasn't a big fan of the end. Maybe it was because I didn't get it the first time I read it, but I think the bath tub was unnecessary (just read it and you'll know what I'm talking about). Other than that, if you're into dark depressing stuff, a quick romance that tries to be dark, but just ends up being sort of light, or just want a good book to read try The Space Between. :)


Anonymous said...

I couldn't help but laugh when you posted "It's like Renesmee all over again". But I still want to read it, but I'm tired of read 3.0 books, seems like that's all I've been reviewing.

Camille Cooley said...

*face palm* Raymie, Renesseme. There's only so many talking babies I can take. But seriously, I can't wait to read something even a little bit above "um... wow."

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