Books We Covet: The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff & Legend by Marie Lu

Why we covet The Space Between: It was book love at first sight when we saw the cover and then when we read the synopsis, we know we just have to get our hands on it and read it.

It reminds us of Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series except instead of fairies it's about a half-angel/half-demon girl who travels to the human world and it sounds much darker.

spacebetweenThe Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff (out November 2011)
Everything burns in Pandemonium

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.

For more info about The Space Between, visit the author's website. Clicking on the cover will take you to the book's Goodreads page.

Why we covet Legend: We love our dystopian and Legend has a compelling story line that promises a fast-paced non-stop action and great world building. This novel is also garnering a lot of pre-publication buzz and we are eager to see if it delivers (it sounds like it will).

legendLegend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu (out November 2011)
What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

For more info about Legend, visit the author's website. Clicking on the cover will take you to the book's Goodreads page.

What YA book(s) do you "covet" this week?
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"Books I Covet" is a weekly or bi-weekly blog post series I am going to be doing here.
It will feature books I am very excited about reading and plan on buying/borrowing in the near future. It is similar to the "Waiting On" meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. However, some of the books may already be published and others may still be in pre-order. I will include the books' blurb, cover art, and/or release date if they're available. Click on the WoW image on the left to join in!

1 comment

  1. Legend sounds like Hunger Game-ish, with their districts and the wealthy places and slums.
    I can't wait for this one either.


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