The Space Between

Brenna Yovanoff
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The Space Between


Daphne is the daughter of Lucifer and Lilith. She lives in Pandemonium, which is distinct from Hell, Hell being where bad people go when they die. She has never been to Earth - she claims to have never been interested despite a fascination with Cary Grant movies.

Lilith seems to have a multitude of children. The first was Ohbrin, called Obie, who is the unacknowledged son of Adam. Daphne has six older full sisters, all born before the love died between their parents. It had long gone by the time she came along, however. And after Daphne came daughters fathered by a never-ending parade of demons.

There is very little emotion in Daphne's life. Her mother is an emotionless being. Daphne appears to have very little relationship with her father, her older sisters are only mentioned in passing and she has as little as possible to do with her younger siblings. Obie, however, loves her - and his disappearance is the catalyst for Daphne taking a trip to Earth in search of Truman, a young man who is half angel himself, being the child of Beezlebub. Truman was Obie's last known contact before he disappeared.

The Space Between is definitely Young Adult. It's a very easy read, and not particularly conceptual. It is coming of age, and it is largely romance in an unusual setting. The only thing that I was really surprised by was the level of violence at some points, which didn't fit the rest of the story to me.

I liked the idea of this story, I really did, and I was looking forward to reading it. But I don't think it lived up to the blurb. It was, simply, forgettable. It's been done before, and it's been done better.

I do think it was well written, for what it is. And it wasn't an unenjoyable read, exactly. But I won't be rushing out to read more of Yovanoff's writing.