Center Stage is a monthly feature hosted by Ginger-Read Reviews, in which we highlight a character from the books we've read in the past month.
April 2013 Center Stage Character:
Daphne from The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff
I was a little worried that I wasn't going to have a character to spotlight this month. I didn't read all that many books in April and in fact didn't read for a week straight because I was working on a knitting project for a certain someone who shall remain nameless. *cough* Melissa *cough* I was about to put on my sad face over not having a Center Stage post for April when I picked up Brenna Yovanoff's The Space Between. Not only did I love the book, but I loved the main character, Daphne, as well.
Daphne has one of the coolest lineages ever: she's the daughter of Lilith and Lucifer (yep, that Lilith and that Lucifer). You might expect her to be all evil and whatnot, but she couldn't be farther from that. Daphne doesn't want to be like her many sisters who go to Earth to prey on mortal men and rob them of their dreams and memories. But when her beloved brother goes missing, Daphne braves a trip to the mortal world to find him. Everything is new to her, but she keeps a clear head. (Having demon powers, like being able to burn things with your touch, also comes in handy when you find yourself in a new place.)
For all of her fears that she is some kind of monster and incapable of knowing what love is, Daphne is loving and compassionate. This is never more evident than in her attempts to help Truman Flynn, a half-human/half-fallen angel bent on self-destruction. I loved Daphne's courage and resolve to not only find her brother but also to save Truman, I loved this novel, and I loved this quote from Daphne:
"Love is when you care more about something else than you do about yourself." — "Chapter 27: Love"
Well said, Daphne. Well said.