Sunshine is just your average baker with a fascination for the Others--werecreatures, demons, vampires, and more--until she's caught up in a supernatural feud. Chained in a ballroom with a kidnapped vampire, hunger and sunlight will soon drive her fellow captive to kill her. Her almost-forgotten magic could help her escape, but can she save the vampire who spared her life as well? Set in a post-apocalyptic alternate universe, this exploration of trauma, connection, and the moral consequences of power is as darkly enchanting as a fairy tale, with the wry humor of Buffy. Worth a read for the descriptions of Sunshine's baked goods alone, though you might want to have something sweet on hand. — Parker Goodreau
From award-winning and national bestselling author, Robin McKinley, comes this dark, sensual vampire fairy tale. "A gripping, funny, page-turning, pretty much perfect work of magical literature."--Neil Gaiman
There hadn't been any trouble out at the lake in years. Sunshine just needed a spot where she could be alone with her thoughts for a minute. But then the vampires found her . . . Now, chained and imprisoned in a once-beautiful decaying mansion, alone but for the vampire, Constantine, shackled next to her, Sunshine realizes that she must call on her own hidden strength if she is to survive. But Constantine is not what she expected of a vampire, and soon Sunshine discovers that it is he who needs her, more than either of them know.
Originally published as an adult novel, but now in YA for the first time, Sunshine is an alluring and captivating vampire story that will ensnare fans of paranormals everywhere.
About the Author
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.
"A gripping, funny, page-turning, pretty much perfect work of magical literature." -Neil Gaiman
"Smart, dark, and riveting. Sunshine is quite possibly the best vampire book published in my lifetime." -Melissa Marr, bestselling author of Wicked Lovely
“A luminous, entrancing novel with an enthralling pair of characters at its heart.” –Booklist