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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

To Buy or not to Buy: The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

Well, I will tell you, it's been a bit of a rough month. The holidays are over and I thought that would give me more free time. Anything but. I mean, I still have my Christmas decorations up for crying out loud. And I've got no reading done other than eBook samples. The problem with that is that I've read so many samples over the past month that I didn't make a note of what I thought or if I wanted to buy them. Now I kind of have to start over...sort of.

Anyway, I definitely have to get back in the swing of things and get some books read. Until I do, I'll just keep plugging away at cleaning up my volume of samples. With that being said, here is another short impression of one of the samples I read.

The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

Book Description (From Amazon):
Being the youngest daughter of the Devil has never been easy. Daphne's father has no time for her, her mother no interest, and her status in the upper echelon separates her from the working-class demons that populate Lucifer's metropolis. When her brother and only confidante goes missing, life in the restrictive city of Pandemonium becomes intolerable. Now, in an attempt to find him, Daphne sets out for Earth - and finds it larger and more chaotic than she imagined: a dazzling expanse of noise, dirt and random violence. Despite her bewilderment, she navigates the mortal world with growing fascination, gaining an ally when she saves a dying boy from her father's minions. For Truman Flynn, the last year has been one long downward spiral, but when Daphne arrives just in time to save his life, he finds himself unexpectedly glad to have another chance. Together, Daphne and Truman go in search of her brother, braving the hazards of Las Vegas and the perils of first love, even as it becomes increasingly clear that her brother might have had a secret and compelling reason for leaving. Lucifer's agents aren't the only creatures on the prowl, and Daphne soon finds herself the target of a plan to rid the world of demons for good. Now she must evade a demon-eating monster, rescue her brother from an angelic zealot, and save the boy she loves from his greatest enemy - himself.

My First (and Second) Impression:
I read this sample a while ago, but was not keeping a log back then.  The book was still on my wish list and in an effort to clean up said wishlist, I have been reading samples and making a quick decision on whether to buy or not.  I couldn't really remember this one so well, so I downloaded a sample again.

I had previously picked up The Replacement which is about a changeling, so I thought I’d give this a try.  I liked the plot at any rate.

Daphne is the daughter of Satan and Lilith.  She is mostly cooped up alone ignored by her parents.  

Her brother is living in the mortal world and is working in a hospital.  He is only half demon, having a mortal father.  His job on earth is to help the Lost Ones, the children of fallen angels.  He tells Daphne that he has fallen in love with one of the Lost Ones and is leaving hell and is planning on remaining on earth forever.  And she is afraid for him.

This book was actually a maybe on my list, but as I said I’m trying to clean things up, and have to make decisions.  The first two or so chapters are slow paced.  I would like to find out what happens when Daphne goes to earth, but as I have limited cash funds for books these days, I have to make a stand.  If the book were ever offered as a deal of the day I might reconsider, but for now…


Not to buy

I do love the cover, though.


  1. There are so many good books out there that sometimes you need to make the tough decisions. I've liked the author's previous books, but this one isn't calling my name.

    If it makes you feel any better, I have yet to finish a book this year. Started one, but it's slow going and I'm thinking about switching to another.

    1. I was reading a book before Christmas and going pretty well with it. I was reading it at work to and from the car, up and down the elevator, on break, etc. Christmas break came and I haven't picked it up in about a month.

      I'm still working on eBook sample clean-up and lately have only been able to manage about 15 minutes a day anyway. Still trying to find my motivation.