Review: The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

Goodreads Description:

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.

Why did I pick it?

I was drawn to this book by this gorgeous cover. I’ve wanted to read this for a while. I actually had this book gifted to me by Rachel at Fiktshun for helping in the YA Sisterhood Tournament last year. It was really sweet of her to get me this book.

After I saw the cover, I read the blurb and was seriously intrigued.

What did I think?

In all honesty? This book was really not for me. As much as it pains me to write a review leaning toward the negative side, I promised to be honest. So here goes….

The story itself was really good. I think that the way it was written is where it fell short for me. I really liked how everything has a biblical reference to it which kept my attention. I was just really confused most of the time. It could be just how I was taking it but, like I’ve said before, every book is not for everyone.

I really enjoyed Daphne. I think, in my mind, she is a gorgeous person. Inside and out. She has this sort of sweet innocence that I latched on to. She is different from all her sisters and her brother. She’s willing to fight for those she loves. Her mother was never really what someone would call “warm”. But then again, her mother is Lilith. 🙂

Truman was a puzzle. He sounded like he was a very attractive guy but he was seriously messed up. LOL He had a hard go at it and took it out in unusual ways.

I did like that there was two POV’s in this. One from Truman and one from Daphne. Sometimes it’s really cool to see things from different perspectives.

I had a hard time keeping up with the characters and the events. I got the overall story, but it seemed like everything was happening really fast all the time. They met, have an attraction, fall in love, go on a life-threatening adventure….all in a series of 2 weeks or so.

This book just wasn’t for me. For a different opinion, HERE  is a 5 star review.

Favorite quote:

“I’ve woken up every morning for a year and half feeling like I have broken glass inside me.” He shrugs abruptly, shaking his head. “When I’m with you, it goes away.”


4 thoughts on “Review: The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

  1. Oh man, bummer. I always feel like I have to tread really lightly when books have religious references to begin with and adding in insta-love…no thanks. I do want to read The Replacement by this same author, though.

  2. I did want to read this, mainly based on the cover. I think I’ve gotten tired of books based on the underworld. Many feel too similar. The plot does seem a bit rushed, too.
    Sorry it wasn’t your thing. Better luck w/the next one!

  3. I do like this cover. She looks like she’s got a huge bubble butt thought. maybe it’s just the pose.

    I was lost at angel daughter in the description. Angel stuff turns me off. Like my junk totally shrivels up and shit.

    Good for you, being honest. Not everyone is expected to like the same books. I dont think i’ll be reading this one. I dont even know if it’s in my To Read list.. Great review my love. 🙂

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