Heroine of the Day: Daphne from The Space Between


"The Space Between" by Brenna Yavonoff

This is a lesser known book, but one that has such an amazing heroine. She's just...different. I don't know if I'll ever read another novel with anyone like Daphne. A part of the reason stems from the fact that she's a half-demon and half-fallen angel--a product of Lucifer and Lilith. Yes, this book is mega paranormal but it also feels surprisingly contemporary in the construct.

Ultimately, Daphne has never been to Earth. (She lives in hell of course.) And she doesn't understand love. But she has a curiosity for things up above. What you get is one insane ride of self-discovery with a little mixture of heartache. Daphne is ADORABLE. She's both naive and awkward and it doesn't take you long to fall in love with her. And she's a half-demon, yo! That's incredible writing on Brenna's part.

Favorite Quotes: 
All my life, I've understood the nature of where I come from, but I never thought it might be wicked until now.” 

"Let me tell you a little bit about demons. They love pain and other people’s misery. They lie when it suits them and don’t see anything wrong with it. They corrupt and kill and destroy, all without conscience. You just don’t have the capacity for something as honorable as loving another person."


Vanessa Hudgens

Sure, she was in High School Musical, but Vanessa Hudgens is taking on some serious adult roles. With Gimme Shelter under her belt, I feel like she could handle the layers of Daphne. Plus, she kinda looks like her. Okay, okay, Daphne is described as being super super pale. But we all know how that turned out for the Cullen clan on film. I say stick to a natural skin tone. 


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.



  1. Lesser known? Yes. I only know the cover. What makes me intrigued about Daphne is that we usually see guys in this position, but I'd love to read a girl's perspective so yay. Thanks for letting me know ;) “All my life, I've understood the nature of where I come from, but I never thought it might be wicked until now.” OHH this is a great quote! Haha. If Daphne were a he and there was a cute male version of VH then Becca would swoon, eh? You know.. dark hair, pale skin, demons (ahem, vampires) and all ;) LOL. Great post, Krista!

  2. HAHAHA oh dear, I just love your quote about the Cullens rofl. I've actually heard a bit about space between, haven't seen many reviews from bloggers though. I like how Daphne is technically the villain, but she's our main character and sounds genuine. Great pick Krista!

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence