A transcendent novel about a demon girl’s search for love, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Replacement Everything burns in Pandemonium, . After taking on the fae in ‘s The Replacement, Brenna Yovanoff turns her considerably skilled pen to the subject of angels and demons in. The Space Between By Brenna Yovanoff – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. 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 t Everything is made of steel, even the flowers. 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.

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Before, when Lilith left, she’d been stony and remote. Now, she trembled, outraged that a man could refuse his son. She spit in Adam’s face and cursed the day she ever saw him. It was the day she’d been born.

Then she took Obie vrenna left, pelting away through the dark. In the dark is where she met my father. He is responsible for some of my favorite covers, like Anna Dressed Before, when Lilith left, she’d been stony and remote. I love that every single one of his covers actually has something to do with the story, and that is especially true for The Space Between. Thee art made it so much easier for me to picture Hell the way Brenna Bdenna described it: The world Yovanoff tye is both frightening and brenna.

From outside comes the sound of the furnace door slamming open. The sky glows red again and my tears begin to thaw. When I blink, they slip solid from my eyelashes. The sound when they land is like pebbles scattered on the tile, but the floor of the museum is already growing hot, burning yovankff feet through my slippers. The tears melt and sizzle where they fall. Daphne is the youngest daughter of Lilith and Lucifer, born right around the time when her parents stopped loving each other.

Her many stepsisters, the Lilim, are wicked seductresses who walk the Earth taking knowledge and experience from their all-too-willing victims, but Daphne is nothing like them.

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She seems to be stuck in Hell, spending eternity without purpose, until one day Obie disappears on Earth. Lilith, who only tolerates Daphne, despises the Lilim, but worships Obie, can do absolutely nothing to help him as she is slace to leave Hell. It was so easy to picture Lilith sitting on her filigree bench, her skin startlingly white, her head moving in a distinctly non-human way.

I yovanofff almost forgotten how her voice has the power to cut through me. She looks over, looks right through me with grim, silvery eyes and I see a black hollow in her, like seeing the future.

Like looking down the barrel of a gun. Brenna Yovanoff just made it on my very short list of authors whose books I preorder without a second thought. View all 39 comments. Jan 19, Jillian -always aspiring- rated bfenna it was amazing Recommends it for: Those who cannot always see the hope hiding inside the pain and turmoil of life. This novel tore my heart out and then handed it back to me, all the while giving a sad but sheepish smile.

My love for this book is probably not entirely rational, but I will attempt to write a coherent review that doesn’t descend into gushing and babbling. I’m not always certain why some books affect me more than others. Sometimes I think a few of them yovahoff catch me at the right times and places, hitting me when I’m emotionally weak or mentally exhausted. Then, when I look back at the review This novel tore my heart out and then handed it back to me, all the while giving a sad but sheepish smile.

Then, when I look back at the reviews I’ve written, I often think, “Okay, jog my memory.

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Why did this book affect me so much, and why did I rate it so highly? Here and now, I know exactly why it pierced my heart and left me so moved: But it wasn’t cruel in its execution because it still nonetheless offered hope, a kind whisper that said, betwee may not be all right now, but it can get yovanfof.

Just wait and see. You’ll never know if you don’t give your life a chance. There have been so many times in my life when I’ve felt like skidding to a halt, digging my heels into the dirt, and saying, “No, this is too much. I can’t take it anymore. Just give me some peace already. Sometimes I thought it simply out of boredom, out of the dread of continued monotony in my colorless life, out of the terrifying thought that this may be all my life will ever be.

Those dark days, however, are like unruly elements: I may have weeks of overcast skies, some days with pouring rain and lightning-torn clouds, but they eventually pass With those experiences of mine, I read this book with an open heart that managed to resonate with these characters and their own emotions, all jagged edges and unfulfilled hopes and disquieting fears. The Space Between follows a girl and a boy, two strangers embroiled in the dark and sometimes deadly matters of hell, heaven, and earth.

In Pandemonium the city of demons, otherwise known as HellDaphne is a bored girl, the daughter of Lucifer and Lilith, who finds comfort in the familiarity of her surroundings but gleans no true happiness from it. On the mortal plane, Truman is a teenage boy, teetering on yovanof edge of self-destruction as the waters of grief pull him down more and more each day. These two, who otherwise would never have known of each other’s existence, meet in one haunting moment, leading them through a series of seemingly unconnected events yovanodf draw them closer to one another Brenna Yovanoff’s take on demons and angels is unique yet still faithful to various mythologies, beliefs, and legends.


Yovanoff has done her research, all the while adding her own personal flair to the familiar names like Beelzebub, Azrael, etc. As usual with Yovanoff’s work, her writing is stunning, and I found myself rereading passages and contemplating them even though I always felt the need to turn the pages to find out what happened next in the plot.

But her writing is not simply “pretty prose”: No one should ever accuse Yovanoff of having lifeless prose, for hers is some of the most honest I’ve ever read. As for the story itself I found myself surprised and twisted and turned quite a bit throughout the novel, and I would have been disappointed if there hadn’t been surprises and some sucker-punched moments in store for me while I read. There were plenty of scenes that tugged at my heart and drew sighs and even some tears from me.

It was sometimes very much a painful reading experience for all the emotion of it, but I felt relieved and a bit yovanfof once I finished.

However, even as I read that final page, I knew I would miss the characters, their world, and everything this novel had offered me. That in and of itself says enough about how I felt about this story, don’t you think?

Now that I’ve gotten all my gushing out, I am sad to say that The Space Between won’t be for everyone, but I urge anyone who’s interested in it to give it a try. Daphne and Truman may even manage to win your heart just as they did with mine.

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Dec 12, mark monday rated it liked it Shelves: Yovanoff did a sterling job with tye character. The Space Between’s romance is betwen of the few I’ve read in a novel geared towards teens that did not leave me nauseated. Yovanoff’s depiction of Pandemonium is superb, and her description of Daphne experiencing non-demonic reality is also very well-done.

Lilith communicating with her daughter through any reflective surface from mirrors to fenders to bird eyes was a highly original touch. The Space Between’s villain, the death-angel Azrael, is a surprising failure. I loved the spare elegance of her prose. Feb 07, Spade rated it really liked it Shelves: The treachery of a demon is nothing compared to the betrayal of an angel. Why being the daughter of Lucifer and Lilith of course!

If I had never heard of Brenna Yovanoff and if I had not read and loved her debut novel — The Replacement — I still would have picked up this book brebna on the heroine’s parentage alone. And if that didn’t do it, look at that lush, gorgeous coverlike a Baroque tape The treachery of a demon is nothing compared brennaa the betrayal of an angel.

And if that didn’t do it, look at that lush, gorgeous coverlike a Baroque tapestry or Hieronymus Bosch painting. Whoever is doing her cover art she should at least take out to dinner, if not get them a Prius or something.