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Angie
I look forward to this season every year because it means I get to reread SUNSHINE. This is one of my few solid seasonal reads. I revisit it every year for so many reasons. Because it originally came out in October. Because it absolutely encapsulates autumn for me. And Halloween, of course, what with all the vampires and the midnight outings and the smell of fallen leaves and cinnamon rolls in the air. And because it's just one of the biggest Angie books there is. I remember being almost apoplec ...more
Kim
Jul 14, 2010 Kim rated it really liked it
Sunshine is another book I reread as part of an Old Book/New Book challenge. Sunshine came out in 2003, at the very beginning or slightly before the current craze for vampire novels. So as I reread it, I asked myself whether, if the book came out today, it would have a chance of standing out from the crowd. If I read it, not already being a McKinley fan, would it still impress me, and would I remember it as distinct from the (teeming masses of) other novels in the genre? And, having spent the la ...more
Jennifer Provost
Jan 18, 2009 Jennifer Provost rated it it was amazing
This book weaves together the magical and the mundane so deftly it's hard to distinguish between the two. In Sunshine's world, the paranormal is so common it's normal, so when she encounter's some vampire's she's really not all that surprised. What's interesting is that the vampire's aren't described as tall, dark, handsome & fanged - they're repulsively inhuman. And yet this is also a love story, with some weirdly romantic passages. We learn that inhuman doesn't necessarily mean not a pers ...more
linnea
Dec 30, 2007 linnea rated it really liked it
just re-read this one, and I liked it better the second time through. it gets so long in the middle, though. that might just be because I'm always reading it during the semester and I end up finishing it on Christmas break, but I think it kind of fades out right at the climax, the climax has too much build up and not enough happening. This one is different from McKinley's other stuff, set in a pretty much contemporary setting (although an alternate universe) her narrator is crazy informal talkin ...more
Bree
Dec 01, 2015 Bree rated it it was amazing
I almost put this book down due to not initially realizing it was a vampire book; I have been ODing on them lately and needed a break. But then I read a little more. And then a little more. And then I tore through the rest in one afternoon, desperately wondering why it was so fresh and perfect and amazing. Then I remembered it was written by Robin McKinely and I was like, "Oh, yeah, of course."
StacyM
Jun 05, 2011 StacyM rated it really liked it
Enjoyable vampire fantasy that steers away from some of the more common vampire fiction.
Becky
Oct 23, 2008 Becky rated it liked it
Overall I enjoyed "Sunshine", but what really irked me is that in the middle of some important scene in the novel the main character would go off on a tangent to explain at length some piece of info, when all I wanted was to continue the action sequence at hand. Sometimes it felt like random things were explained ad nauseam. As much as I like details about the world I'm reading, sometimes Mckinley went to the extreme. It was still an engaging story.
elyse
Feb 28, 2015 elyse rated it really liked it
when sunshine is kidnapped by vampires and chained in a room with a starving vampire she doesn’t expect to find an ally and a friend but she does in Constantine the vampire. When she gets back to her life she finds that it is entwined with Constantine’s. Soon he and Sunshine are working together to overthrow the vampires that kidnapped him and to keep safe from the government agency that wants to study both of them. Grades 9+ (very sexy)
Megan
Apr 09, 2013 Megan rated it it was amazing
re-read! Still awesome.
Morgue Anne
Apr 19, 2010 Morgue Anne rated it really liked it
Book 37/150
Original
Jun 23, 2010 Original rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010
thuy
Nov 01, 2011 thuy marked it as to-read
Lisa
Jul 01, 2011 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jamie
May 02, 2011 Jamie rated it really liked it
Gloriana
Jul 12, 2012 Gloriana marked it as to-read
Carla
Oct 29, 2011 Carla marked it as wishlist
Amy Elizabeth
Sep 29, 2009 Amy Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Brien
Sep 21, 2012 Brien added it
Shelves: move-5
Cindywho
Aug 27, 2009 Cindywho added it
Shelves: fantasy-sf
Amy
Oct 14, 2012 Amy rated it liked it
Meade
Jun 08, 2009 Meade rated it it was amazing
Bkwyrm
Mar 20, 2009 Bkwyrm rated it it was ok
Angella
Aug 11, 2014 Angella marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Justyna
Aug 28, 2014 Justyna marked it as to-read
Terrea
Jun 30, 2010 Terrea marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-tangible
Ruby
Jan 31, 2008 Ruby rated it it was amazing
Jillian
Dec 18, 2015 Jillian marked it as to-read
Lisa
Jan 16, 2016 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2008, paranormal
Crystal
Jun 04, 2016 Crystal marked it as to-read
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