Thursday, 30 May 2013

Review: Sunshine by Nikki Rae

Reviewer: Mykala
Rating: 3 out of 5 Fairies

I have a few favourite authors which I love to read, but when I get to start a book by someone new, I am always excited.

From the synopsis, I couldn't wait to get started; it sounded right up my street: vampires, secrets and a budding romance, which for me always makes a great read. The cover is nice, but nothing new to what I would expect of a supernatural romance to be.

Nikki Rae's book, Sunshine, is detailed but easy to read. It's more tamed than most books with less adult content than I am use to after reading Laurell H Hamilton and J R Ward which makes it a great book for a first time or young paranormal reader. I enjoyed getting to know the two main characters, Sophie and Myles, throughout the book. Past problems and heartache make you like Sophie more and more. You come to realise she is a strong young woman. While Myles helps Sophie come to turns with her past, I feel at 400 years old, he is still young, and I would of expected him to have grown more as a person and be more confident. In saying this, the chemistry between them seems very real.

I did find the start a little slow, but once I got into it couldn't put it down. As I got closer to finishing, the plot came quicker, and I didn't want it to end. I am hoping there will be more books that follow the lives of Sophie and Myles and tell us more about the lives of their friends and family. I loved the music references which gave me a music soundtrack to the book. I give Sunshine 3 out of 5 stars and would recommend it to anyone who likes a chick lit with a twist.
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.

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