Sunshine, by Robin McKinley


This is one of my favorite books ever, one I reread multiple times. Most recently, I’ve reread it along with Mark Reads on YouTube, and that has added joy to my own reactions on the book.

For the uninitiated, Sunshine focuses on Rae, also called Sunshine, who is a 20something coffee-house baker, and on what happens during and after her encounter with vampires. Sunshine’s narrative is first-person, and McKinley’s world-building, at least the glimpses that we see through Sunshine’s narrative, is exceptional.

I love living in Sunshine’s world. If you hate sparkly vampires, this book is for you. And if you are looking for a good stand-alone novel, this is also your book. Gorgeously written (as all of McKinley’s work is), Sunshine is an immersive page-turner. Highly recommended, for 18 and up.


4 thoughts on “Sunshine, by Robin McKinley

  1. Sounds really good. I’ve had this book on my to-read list for a really long time. I think it’s time to bump it up and read it! I like that it’s a stand alone novel as well. Almost all vampire books are series now. Thanks for the review.


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