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. (Goodreads)
I'm off to a bit of a slow start with book reviews this year! Dang. Let's just say that real life, and my next release, are making it hard to eek out a whole lot of time :) So, yeah, can I just say that the picture of this cover doesn't do it much justice? It really is utterly amazing IRL. The book itself was also good. Very, very interesting take on the afterlife and demons. I liked Daphne from the start, and enjoyed the way she grew throughout the story. The depiction of Hell was fascinating. And Truman, dang, what a poor, lost soul. Let's just say I didn't see one of the twists at the end coming at all. Which is always a good sign. I did feel that the end was a little rushed in places. I'm still not terribly sure I understand everything that happened (which may be because I was reading well after midnight...on a school night...smart move, right?), but it did feel right for the two characters. Anyhow, worth a read!
Have you read this? How about Yovanoff's other book, The Replacements?