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Sunshine by Robin McKinley
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Oct 31, 2007

did not like it
Read in October, 2007

My friend lent me this book, and I liked it for a while. Vampires and baking... I liked the coffee shop, and I was intrigued by the woman's first encounter with the vampire, Constantine.

But the author seems to care so little for the relationships between the people that it bothered me. We hear over and over how tempestuous the relationship between Sunshine and her mom is, but I don't think we ever see them talk in scene, let alone argue. Then there is the whole business of dating a cook and lusting after a vampire, which she does not seem to feel conflicted about or even really to notice. And... and...

And then there's the business of what the rules are to this world of hers. She sets some up, but then she keeps making up new ones all the way through, so people are always saying things like, "I've never heard of that kind of magic!" even as it's happening. So it seems like pretty much anything is possible. And there are no surprises at the end.

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