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Sunshine (Paperback)

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Staff Reviews



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.

--Renee from Market Street

Description


There hadnÕt been any trouble out at the lake in years. Sunshine just needed a spot where she could be alone with her thoughts for a minute. But then the vampires found her . . . Now, chained and imprisoned in a once-beautiful decaying mansion, alone but for the vampire, Constantine, shackled next to her, Sunshine realizes that she must call on her own hidden strength if she is to survive. But Constantine is not what she expected of a vampire, and soon Sunshine discovers that it is he who needs her, more than either of them know.

Originally published as an adult novel, but now in YA for the first time, Sunshine is an alluring and captivating vampire storyÑone that will ensnare fans of paranormals everywhere.

About the Author


Robin McKinley has won various awards and citations for her writing, including the Newbery Medal for The Hero and the Crown and a Newbery Honor for The Blue Sword. Her other books include Sunshine; the New York Times bestseller Spindle's End; two novel-length retellings of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Beauty and Rose Daughter; and a retelling of the Robin Hood legend, The Outlaws of Sherwood. She lives with her husband, the English writer Peter Dickinson.

Praise for Sunshine…


-A gripping, funny, page-turning, pretty much perfect work of magical literature.+ -Neil Gaiman

-Smart, dark, and riveting. Sunshine is quite possibly the best vampire book published in my lifetime.+ -Melissa Marr, bestselling author of Wicked Lovely

Product Details ISBN-10: 0142411108
ISBN-13: 9780142411100
Published: Speak, 04/29/2010
Pages: 416
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 14
Maximum Age: 14
Minimum Grade Level: 9th Grade
Maximum Grade Level: 9th Grade