Oct 26, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by
My first, second, and eighth WoW posts were about my guilty pleasure reading - romantic (often paranormal) paperback/mass market novels. My third, fourth, and eighth WoW posts were YA (young adult) titles. My fifth and sixth WoW posts were about adult literary fiction. My middle grade WoW post is here. And now, featuring another YA:
9781595143396, $17.99, Razorbill (Penguin)

I recently reviewed Brenna Yovanoff's first YA book, The Replacements, mostly in preparation for this book. No, you don't have to read one before the other, they have nothing to do with each other, but I read about The Space Between, saw that it wasn't out yet, and decided to read The Replacements because it was out and I wanted to test her writing and now I'm even more excited for The Space Between. In particular, I enjoy the way Yovanoff explores the sibling relationship, which she also does in her second book.
Here's the publisher's pitch for The Space Between:

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.

This second novel by rising star Brenna Yovanoff is a story of identity, discovery, and a troubled love between two people struggling to find their place both in our world and theirs.


  1. I hope this one lives up to the first one for you :)

  2. Every time I see this title (and I'm seeing it rather a lot these days) I think it's going to be a post about Thrity Umrigar's book, The Space Between Us. Which I loved. And then I feel a tiny bubble of disappointment well up 'cause I was wrong. But I *really* hope that this one doesn't disappoint *you*.

  3. I love this cover and the premise sounds awesome I'm really excited for this one! Great pick!

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  4. You are doing terrible things for my habit! This sounds great but I haven't read The Replacement so like you I'm going to start there!


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