Friday, February 10, 2012
The Space Between
Author: Brenna Yovanoff
Rating: 2 stars
Summary: 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.
Review: Meh. The cover? Awesome. The actual book? Not so much. I kept trying to figure out whether Charlie was Truman's step dad or his brother; it wasn't very clear. Every chapter or so switched from Daphne's point of view to third person with a focus on Truman. The end was a confusing blur. Truman dies, but he's in heaven with some weird Daphne doppelganger, and then real Daphne somehow finds him and takes him from heaven and Not-Daphne shatters or dies or something. Then they go to Earth and work at hospitals and go to an aquarium and Daphne's all like "We're real!" All the run-on sentences are proof of my annoyance with this book.