Monday, 18 June 2012

Review: Smoulder by Brenna Yovanoff

Smoulder by Brenna Yovanoff
Pages: 368
Publisher: Simon & Suchester UK
Pub date: January 5th 2012 (Nov, 14th 2011)


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 realises 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.


The story starts with the story of Adam and Eve but with a twist. Then the story really starts. Daphne's brother has fallen in love and gone to Earth. While saying farewell to her brother she meets Truman. He's dying but she wants him alive. She can't help but be pulled towards him. At the same time Obie and Truman live for Earth. After a while Daphne's mother tells that she can't see Obie anymore. All she could see was blood. When she sets for Earth she knows who she needs to go to. Truman. He was the last person to see Obie on Earth.

Firstly, i would like to say that Smoulder isn't really the original title. The original title is: The Space Between (The image on the right.) Smoulder is the Uk and Aus version of The Space Between.

I loved the demon world in this story. Hell in here is made of metal and fire. One thing i found really creepy was the metal teeth people had but it was still interesting.

In the opening i was hooked after the first sentence. This was something i had to read. Straight away i was already trying to finish this as if my life depended on it. I gobbled this up in like 2 days. If only i had not gone to sleep i would have never put this down. I was so hooked that even when i went out i took it with me.

One thing i can pinpoint was that the point really made this go downwards was the different POVs. There are two different POVs. One, Daphne and her one is in first person narrative and then the second POV is Truman's, which is in third person narrative. This was really annoying but i still loved to read Truman's POV.

In conclusion i would recommend this to paranormal readers the most. Smoulder is a heart throbbing mystery that will hook you with the many mysteries and heart wrenching romance.

My rating:

Get your hands on this ASAP!

About the author:

I’m good at soccer, violent video games, and making very flaky pie pastry.
I’m bad at dancing, making decisions, and inspiring confidence as an authority figure. I suspect this is because I am short, and also terrible at sounding as though I have any idea what I’m talking about. I was home schooled until I was fifteen, which has probably affected my world view in ways I can’t fathom.

Also, I really, really like parentheses. (Really.)
*From her website.

Learn more about Brenna Yovanoff at:


  1. Oh, this book sounds very interesting! I personally prefer the cover of the UK and Aus version since the US version creeps me out a bit hehe! x) Sometimes I'm a bit annoyed by multiple POVs too, but glad that you think the rest of the book is amazing! :)

    Lovely review! <3

    1. I agree that the Aus cover is creepy.The Uk cover is much better! :)

  2. I love different POVs but I like first person and hate third person. That does bug me. I won this book a long time ago and really need to read it. It sounds really interesting. I didn't realize it was about Adam and Eve and people going to Earth and all this craziness! LOL

    1. i love different POVs but i don't mind if it's first person or third person. Smoulder is amazing especially the Adam and Eve prolouge that explains her and her brother's originality.


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