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Book Review by maryjane16
Sunday, September 20, 2009, 2:28 pm
Filed under: books, Libraries, teen | Tags: , , , ,

sunshine2Sunshine by Robin McKinley is a darkly entertaining story for teens and adults. Set in a modern world full of Others (vampires, werewolves, demons, etc) after the Voodoo Wars, humans are leery to venture out of doors late at night or alone. Sunshine should know better than to sit by the lake near twilight … When she awakes she is a captive of a group of vampires. They take her to another house by the lake, chain her to a wall and offer her as a meal to another vampire (who is a captive like Sunshine).

What follows is a dark tale of survival, magic, hope and above all else, an understanding an acceptance of one’s self. Sunshine is one of my favorite reads in a long time. The characters are strong (and in most cases, deeply flawed and representative of our own darker human nature) and plot moves throughout the story. The ending does leave a lot to the reader’s imagination, which fits perfectly with the story line, but made me eager for a sequel… 

~Mary Ayers


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