I loved this book. It’s short and easy to read and the writing is almost simplistic. But it is also beautiful and moving and may or may not have reduced me to a teary eyed mess at the end.
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.
I pretty much loved everything about this book. From the cast of characters, to the setting, to the way the story was broken into three parts. Especially the last part and it’s different interpretations.
I really wish I could wax on and on about this one, but I read it so long ago and I can never manage to take notes on a book while I”m reading, especially if I like it as much as I liked this one. So, the rest of this review is going to be unorganized and hodge podge. Sorry about that.
I loved that demons could do good things, reasonable things, evils things. And so could angels. And so could humans. Everyone was just people. And everyone had so much going on in their lives. So many different motivations and secrets and crazyness. There were mysteries when I didn’t think there were going to be mysteries and romance where I didn’t think there was going to be romance. Though, there was also romance exactly where I thought there was going to be romance.
And and and! [SPOILER]Well, lets just say that this book does creepy demon babies the RIGHT way. The cute way. [END SPOILER]
There are so many angel/demon books out there right now that I love getting the chance to read one that doesn’t at all feel as if it belongs in that category. It’s a relief to not have the romance be this big forbidden THING. And for there to be no love triangle. Though the romance, and I would also say family love, is very important to the story and the characters, it wasn’t the be all and end all of their lives and I really liked that.
And I just loved Daphne. I loved how innocent she was despite her upbringing and who her parents were. And I loved Truman and his lack of hope in himself and humanity. And I loved how they worked as a team. And I especially loved…ugh….I don’t know how to say this without spoilers. Let’s just say when Truman says the words, “Because I couldn’t be happy without her.” That part. I loved it so much. There is just so much going on in that scene that is beautiful and wonderful and everything that I wanted out of this book.
So, yeah. The Space Between is a beautifully lyrical book about love and humanity and hope.
Oh, and Satan has a cameo. Awesome.