Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Space Between Hell and Us

Published: November 14th, 2011
The Space Between Us
By: Brenna Yovanoff
ISBN-13: 9781595143396

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.


  Daphne has always lived in Pandemonium, known to some as Hell.  She is the daughter of Lucifer and Lillith, expected to become one of the Lillim like her sisters.  She has never known love and the closest she's even gotten to it is her relationship with her older brother Obie.  But now, Obie has disappeared and Lillim are being killed off on Earth by a force that could destroy all of her world if she's not careful.  But determined to rescue Obie, Daphne makes her way to the surface and enlists the help of a half-human boy named Truman who is on a path of self-destruction.  Will she be able to save Obie and a Truman both, while resisting the temptation to become like her sisters?  It was an interesting concept for a book, one that I've never seen explored before.  It drew me in and I began to care what happened to Daphne, Obie and Truman.  However, the writing was the best part for me.  It was beautiful on an almost dreamilike level, kind of reminiscent of Francesca Lia Block to me (only toward the less heavenly end of the spectrum).  Definitely worth the read, even though the ending was a bit confusing and even a little too weird for an already odd book.  The plot was carried out extremely well and at no point was I ever bored or skimming ahead.  Well worth the read if you are as sick of the requisite vampires and werewolves as I am.

VERDICT:  4/5  Stars

*No money or favors were exchanged for this review. This book is now available in stores and online.*

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