Sunshine by Robin McKinley

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“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 bakery—which her stepfather built specially for her—but 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...

 

About Robin McKinley

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Robin McKinley has won various awards and citations for her writing, including the Newbery Medal for The Hero and the Crown and a Newbery Honor for The Blue Sword. Her other books include Sunshine; the New York Times bestseller Spindle's End; two novel-length retellings of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Beauty and Rose Daughter; and a retelling of the Robin Hood legend, The Outlaws of Sherwood. She lives with her husband, the English writer Peter Dickinson.
 
Published April 6, 2010 by Ace Trade. 416 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Children's Books, History. Fiction

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Suite 101

Robin McKinley's Sunshine is one of the most intelligent and humorous ...
Sunshine by Robin McKinley is a fantasy novel set in an alternate universe, in a
future .... Yes, Cormac McCarthy's "The Road" is Science Fiction By Michael
Thompson.

Mar 21 2011 | Read Full Review of Sunshine

Love Vampires

Originally published in 2003 then reprinted with a spiffy new cover in 2008, Robin McKinley's Sunshine is a modern-day take ... New Moon by Stephenie Meyer ...

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Bookshelf Bombshells

McKinley nicely ratchets up the tension as Sunshine realizes that no one she knows is who they seem, the line between good guys and bad guys is really more of a grey area, and she is in way, way over her head.

Aug 01 2011 | Read Full Review of Sunshine

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