“Sunshine” is what everyone calls her. She works long hours in her family’s coffeehouse, making her famous “Cinnamon Rolls as Big as Your Head,” Bitter Chocolate Death, Caramel Cataclysm, and other sugar-shock specials that keep the customers coming. She’s happy in her bakerywhich her... show more
“Sunshine” is what everyone calls her. She works long hours in her family’s coffeehouse, making her famous “Cinnamon Rolls as Big as Your Head,” Bitter Chocolate Death, Caramel Cataclysm, and other sugar-shock specials that keep the customers coming. She’s happy in her bakerywhich her stepfather built specially for herbut sometimes she feels that she should have life outside the coffeehouse. One evening she drives out to the lake to get away from her family, to be alone. There hasn’t been any trouble at the lake for years. But there is trouble that night for Sunshine. She is abducted by a gang of vampires who shackle her to the wall of an abandoned mansion, within easy reach of a figure stirring in the moonlight. Sunshine knows that he is a vampire and that she is to be his dinner. Yet when dawn breaks he has not attempted to harm her. And now he needs her help to survive the day...
Publish date: September 1st 2003
Publisher: Berkley Books
Pages no: 389
Edition language: English
It's 4 1/2 stars. There's no sequel. But this is ok. I am happy with the "loose" ends. The story is a slice of life. It's a snapshot of a young woman's "coming of age." Or at least, realizing that life is more than cinnamon rolls. (but truly. omg. Really? I want those cinnamon rolls. Can I ...
Robin McKinley's writing can be a bit inconsistent, but this is one of the great ones. Ms. McKinley has stated publicly that there will be no sequel to Sunshine, and I can definitely agree that anything more about Rae and Con would be an anti-climax. But it's such a great world, that I'm a bit sad...
One of those books that I tend to just read over and over... And it's not usually my kind of book, but I really did love it. My full review is here, on Hot Stuff for Cool People.
I'm giving Sunshine three stars and honestly can't say why. Probably because its between 1-5 and I can't decide if I really liked the book or really hated it. Sunshine made me feel like I'd been inside the mind of a mad scientist lost somewhere in psychosis. I'm not sure if I should be impressed or ...
'I never heard them coming. Of course you don't, when they're vampires.' This isn't the opening line in Sunshine by Robin McKinley, but it is the statement that heralds the beginning of Sunshine's journey from professional baker at Charlie's Coffeehouse to someone ... different. Here is where we b...