Author: Robin McKinley
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Rating: 3/5 stars ★★★
“What we can do, we must do: we must use what we are given, and we must use it the best we can, however much or little help we have for the task. What you have been given is a hard thing–a very hard thing… But my darling, what if there were no one who could do the difficult things?”
“Her feet are already bleeding – if you like feet…”
There are places in the world where darkness rules, where it’s unwise to walk. Sunshine knew that. But there hadn’t been any trouble out at the lake for years, and she needed a place to be alone for a while.
Unfortunately, she wasn’t alone. She never heard them coming. Of course you don’t, when they’re vampires.
They took her clothes and sneakers. They dressed her in a long red gown. And they shackled her to the wall of an abandoned mansion – within easy reach of a figure stirring in the moonlight.
She knows that he is a vampire. She knows that she’s to be his dinner, and that when he is finished with her, she will be dead. Yet, as dawn breaks, she finds that he has not attempted to harm her. And now it is he who needs her to help him survive the day…
3 of 5 stars to Sunshine by Robin McKinley
This book has such a wonderful plot. It would probably have been a huge hit to urban fantasy fans if it wasn’t told in an EXTREMELY BORING manner.
Don’t get me wrong. The premise of a new world with vampires, werewolves, witches and humans coexisting is quite refreshing as well as exciting but the story execution unfortunately failed.
I’d have to warn you. 90% of this book was spent on narration, half of which was the unnecessary blabbering of a talkative heroine/MC. I’m going to be honest and say I skipped most of those. I find the excessive narration useless as it distracts me from the flow of the story. The MC keeps on jumping from one topic to another and said topics are usually NOT related, NOT integral and NOT vital to the story. The book contains 10% dialogue, and that isn’t enough to keep me riveted.
It was an utterly boring read for a book with 800+ pages.