Friday, February 24, 2012

Book Review: The Space Between

Today's review is on The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

The Space Between is a touching and unique story of loss, love, and finding who you really are. At times I found myself angry, and sometimes so sad that my sight became blurry with unshakeable tears.

Daphne is the daughter of the first of the Fallen; Lucifer, and Lilith; Adams wife before Eve. This makes Daphne half-demon and half-angel. Living in Pandemonium, she is not only bored, but lonely and feeling unloved. She never sees Lucifer, and her mother never shown any sign of affection towards her. The only one that show's her any semblance of love is her half-brother Obie.

Obie; like Daphne, is different from Lilith's other children. Because he is the son Adam and not Lucifer, his heart is human. He spends a large portion of his time on Earth "working" in a hospital. His job is to care for "The Lost Ones." The nephilim. The children of Angels and humans. It is through his job that he finds Truman. A boy in desperate need of being saved.

Obie has gone missing after leaving Pandemonium to live with the human woman that he loves, and Daphne somehow feels that she is responsible. Because of this, she decides to search for him on Earth. There is great danger however, in the form of Azrael; the Angel of Death, and Dark Dreadful; the horrible creature that kills demons and drinks their blood.

The only person who can help Daphne is the last person that saw Obie alive. Truman. But Truman is on the road to self destruction, unable to continue on with his life after the death of his mother.

Through their journey to save Obie, Truman and Daphne find redemption and love, along with a baby. How? Read the book to find out.

The Space between is filled with exceptional creativity. The sweetness and sensitivity of the love that grows between Daphne and Truman was a delight to read.

A fantastic book that just needs a bit more editing to correct the mistakes that are still within it.

3.5 of 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. Interesting, that is something I will have to defiantly check out. A very different type of novel and the kind that I can honestly say I have never read.