Friday, July 5, 2013

Sunshine Review

Sunshine (Sunshine #1) by Nikki Rae

Sunshine (Sunshine, #1)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



Kindle Edition, 330 pages
Published January 28th 2013 by Nikki Rae

 
 
So just yesterday I had another author request to review his/her book, and last night I finished her book. Book Number One just to clarify, she had asked me to review her second book that had recently just come out but I needed book one before I could read number two. I just might start number two later tonight.
 
Review
Sophie Jean lives her life in the dark, not by dark memories of her past but she can only really be in the dark. Having a freakish allergy to any type of sunshine makes life almost tough for Sophie, at home and at school. Then Myles Lott comes.
Myles Lott isn't your typically guy teenager, he's much more and that just makes him even more drawn to Sophie. He knows Sophie like to hide but he wants to help her in any way possible.
Opening old wounds and facing old memories is something Sophie would avoid at all costs, but for Myles he see how much pain she in and how she live her life in fear.
Can Myles save Sophie from herself and can he protect her from his world that he may have just brought Sophie into?
When an very old vampire wants to make sure that Sophie doesn't get too involved with Myles or his world, he'll do just about anything to take Sophie out of the picture.
 
I give this 5 Cat Tails, I really love the book and was even more drawn to the storyline for Sophie and how Myles is truly someone that makes her happy, her other half as some would call it.
 
Ramble
First off this was my first YA/NA mix, also I've been dying to read NA books and here it is! Sunshine focused on young adults getting to the end of high school and entering the adult world.
 
Sophie been through a lot in her life, stuff that should have never happen to her and having a pain the butt mom who will stop at nothing to get her "freak show" of a daughter to be finally normal.
 
Thankfully Sophie has two greatest friends in the world and her brother Jace for moral support, even from her step dad and two sisters.
 
So how does Myles come into the picture? Well he's the new kid and both Boo and Trei instantly makes friends with him while Sophie is trying to remain in the dark . . . unnoticed. Yeah like that was going to work. Soon Sophie sees that Myles isn't all as he seems but he rather try to keep it a secret for as long as he can.
 
Myles and Sophie finally start trusting each other, even when Sophie won't tell her biggest secrets to Myles but Myles is the same way, only telling her what she can understand and possibly accept the facts.
 
Really I love Myles and Sophie together, I love all the things Myles does for Sophie even when she doesn't want it but something she may not know what best for her. Out of all the dates Myles take her on, the beach one was definitely my fav even when that date goes wrong. Then my other fav part was the white roses that Myles was going to give her at the dance before a certain someone appears.
 
That certain someone was the face of Sophie's horrible past but was entirely someone else to Myles. Apparently there's an very very old vampire roaming around and is said to be one of the worst vampire around.
 
Oh did I mention that Myles is a vampire? OOPS I guess I wanted to keep that as much lip-sealed but now I have to mention it because of the big bad vampire Michael. Now Michael will do just about anything to scare Sophie away from Myles but that only made their bond closer and that makes Michael even more determine that she has to die one way or another.
 
So now Sophie, Myles and two of Myles friends must do what they can to protect Sophie but can Myles protect her and save her before it's too late?
I would recommend this book to all new readers of NA only because this doesn't  have that mature content like some are. So thanks Nikki for lending me out your book, and I can't wait to read book two!

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