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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
Jul 14, 2010 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 06, 2009 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
Nov 24, 2015 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."
Jun 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable vampire fantasy that steers away from some of the more common vampire fiction.
Oct 17, 2008 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.
Aug 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing
re-read! Still awesome.
Morgue Anne
Sep 25, 2009 rated it really liked it
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