Sunday, May 12, 2013

Review: Sunshine

Title - Sunshine
Author -  Nikki Rae
Genre - New Adult Vampires
Format - Ebook Review Copy
Publication - January 28th 2013


18 year old Sophie Jean is pretty good at acting normal. Sure, she’s not exactly happy, but happiness is nothing compared to being like everyone else. She can pretend she’s not allergic to the sun. She can hide what her ex-boyfriend did to her. She can cover up the scars she’s made for herself. Ignore anything. Forget anything. Then Myles enters her life, and he has more than a few secrets of his own. When accident after accident keeps happening to Sophie, she can’t help noticing that he’s everywhere. That he knows too much. That she’s remembering too much.

It’s one thing covering up her own dark past, but does she really need to worry about people finding out just how much Myles likes her? Or that despite how much she doesn’t want to repeat past mistakes, she kind of likes him back? Not to mention the fact that she now has to conceal that Myles drinks blood-that he says he’s about four hundred years old.

She almost forgot about that part.

But Sophie has no plans to ruin the normal life she has created for herself. She can deal with this little glitch, no problem. Even if word has gotten around to the wrong vampire about Sophie and Myles, even if she’s putting the few people she loves at risk. Suddenly, those who were monsters before are just people, and the monsters? They’re real. Now being a normal human being is the least of her problems. Now she has to stay alive.


I received Sunshine in return for an honest review from the author. Sophie isn't your typical teenager but you wouldn't know that to look at her. She may not have known her birth father but she has an amazing step dad who’s always been there for her, even if her mom is a little insane. Sophie doesn't trust many people so when something terrible happens she hides the truth from everyone even her family. Sophie has worked hard to appear normal keeping her secrets to herself not letting anyone in until Myles shows up.

The new boy at school has taken an interest in Sophie. That she can’t avoid because her two best friends are pushing them together. They will form a unique relationship built on trust yet each hides a dark secret from the other. As fate has it after an ugly fight with her mother Sophie moves in with her older brother and his boyfriend giving her the much needed space. Now on her own Sophie has the chance to be happy even if she still keeps her secret that she fears will drive Myles off locked away. When suddenly her secret is revealed will Myles run, will the new danger looming be too much? Will the band make it to New York?

Sunshine is a captivating story that draws the reader in right from the start and doesn't let go till the end. I really loved Sophie she’s had so much bad in her life she deserves to have someone to love and be loved. I think Myles is perfect for her in every way, plus he’s a vampire what’s not to love. However this story isn't your typical vampire story because Sophie is not a damsel in distress. The book has some great supporting characters which I feel enhance the story. Granted her life has been darker than most teens I think she handles is exceptionally well and reading her story has been riveting. Truly a book I couldn't put down, I just had to know what was going to happen next and how the story would end. The author does an amazing job of telling a story full of twists and surprises that leave you guessing. I love how the author mixes real life situations with a paranormal twist she created a beautiful story which I loved.
5 out of 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. I've never heard of this book before but it sounds good. I'm glad to hear that you loved it.