Sunshine by Robin McKinley

Quite possibly the greatest vampire novel I have ever read. This is not merely hyperbole; Robin McKinley has created a world of magic, detailing the aftermath of a war against vampires and demons with an end result of government-registered magic. Where the only good demon is a part-blood demon and that’s only if your “power” is the kind that pours the hottest cup of coffee. I dare you to read this book without wanting Sunshine’s cinnamon rolls ‘big as your head’ or a slice of her ‘death by chocolate.’ The romance is believable but not over the top as some other glittery vampire novels. Constantine will win your heart but you will want Sunshine to be your best friend. This summer marks the fourth re-reading and every time I discover something new. This is my chicken soup book and the novel I purchase for friends whenever I’m wondering what to get them for a birthday or I think it is time they learn how well vampires and baking go together.

--Reviewed by Renee from Books Inc. Market Street