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Read Sunshine online free from your iPhone, iPad, android, Pc, Mobile. Sunshine is a Fantasy novel by Robin McKinley. A small-town baker uses her magic to confront a post–vampire apocalypse world in this award-winning urban fantasy Neil Gaiman called “pretty much perfect.”. [PDF] Free Download Sunshine By Robin McKinley, Sunshine By Robin Sunshine by Robin McKinley Order A small-town baker uses her own magic to.
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Why does Sunshine's mum avoid her all the time and why did she leave her father? What precipitated the Voodoo Wars? Has the presense of supernatural beasties always been the reality of this world or have they just crawled out of the woodwork at some point? What is the Goddess of Pain? What is Mel?
And so on and so forth. Answers are not forthcoming. You know that scene in the middle where naked Sunshine lands on equally naked Constantine but, while he initially appears into this, he soon comes to his senses and won't put out and Sunshine is all frustrated with engorged labia and parts to match.
Well, I swear McKinley put this in just to illustrate graphically how she was going to leave her readers at the end of this book. Coitus interruptus , are you bloody kidding me? I need the other two books at least in this series, which Mckinley is not writing. I was going to take a star off for that but then, I know for a fact that I am now going to go read every single other book that McKinley has ever written and come back to this one over and over looking for that something that I have possibly missed but really just to spend some time with Con and Sunshine again, even if they are not doing anything new and Sunshine is mainly blathering on about her cinnamon rolls as big as her head.
And if that doesn't make a book five star worthy, I don't know what does. Jan 18, Penny rated it really liked it Shelves: I enjoyed this book a lot. My problem with it is that is hard to read, it has excessive amounts of unnecessary information , but the story and the connection between the characters is so strong and unconventional that is worth pushing through it. The tension that the writer creates between Sunshine and Con is incredible, I just wished there had been more about their relationship; I want more about Sunshine and Con together!
I definitely wish there was a sequel, in fact I can't believe there isn't! View all 5 comments. May 31, Emma rated it liked it Shelves: Where to start? This book was quite unique and strange. I love me a good vampire tale and this certainly was one- vampires are at the centre of the actions of the story. And yet This was a fascinating world with many magics and part blood demons, ward makers and charm weavers, a special Others police force But while it was fascinating in places, the book seemed to be almost a long information dump.
If this was the first Hmm. If this was the first in a series, this would make more sense, but Sunshine is a stand- alone. It was frustrating to me that we did not learn more about Constantine. He is alien, aloof, cold, as one might expect from a vampire and yet hard to get a handle on.
I thought Sunshine was a great character in an urban fantasy setting different to many others in tone as much as geography. The book felt wordy but this may have to do with my tiny print mass market paperback and my dodgy eyesight and not McKinley's writing! Did I like this book?
I don't know. Did I like reading another and different take on vampires? Very much. Mar 23, Mariel rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I wish that Robin Mckinley's Sunshine never had to end.
I almost didn't read it. I'd visit the fantasy shelf in the book shops and go "ooh um do I want to read this or not? Now, I visit the McKinley shelves, beaming at my favorites. Some are favorable, others are not. I couldn't tell anyone if they'd like it or not.
It's the difference between liking someone and not liking them. The kinds of people that you just click with when you first talk to them. Some grow on you.
Sunshine could easily annoy anyone, it's hard to say. Personally, I loved Sunshine's voice. The rambling, yammering, babbling, run-on sentences, digressions really? Robin Mckinley's world building and Sunshine's exterior and inner lives were "This is where I live" taking me by the hand. I never wanted to leave. Sometimes quiet reflection is best. Those unnameable life things like falling in or out of love. I've often thought people made up reasons afterwards to put a finger on something that just plain is.
Another thing I loved about this book is that those facts are the underlying, respectful quiet. The lust for life is vibrant.
I loved it all. The taking by the hand and thought threads I didn't wanna let go of. I didn't want to let go of the darkness either. McKinley made it necessary. Like how the best artists will see the beauty in the mundane, McKinley saw the darkness in everything.
Turning out the lights and seeing what is really there. Rather, it would be hearing because most can't see in the dark. Star Wars lifeforce stuff. McKinley is freaking Yoda. Put your ears to the grindstone as Con lives in stone! Right-on, Mariel! Idiot and all kinds of things slither out from the bottom. I loved the fantasy of what had been trapped getting free.
Owning up to the dark. McKinley is the best at writing those haunting scenes that stick out in my mind. I don't wanna spoil for anyone who hasn't read it The Hero and the Crown had a great part of a talking dragon's head infecting the heroine with its sickness beyond death.
That stood out to me and I liken it to my own negative thoughts during times of depression. A dragon's head mounted on my wall would taunt me. I inherited my grandpa's shark's head on a wall mount.
I'd get rid of it if it weren't one of two things I have of his [d'oh and don't forget the cat, Mariel! My birds like to sit in its head.
Probably shouldn't have reminded myself of that. I'm just the kind of nutjob who will make up a shark voice and use it to threaten the little guys Sunshine has no shortage of those scenes. When Sunshine meets Con. There was no doubt that this book was going down in my favorites list after that scene. Depeche Mode's In Your Room video, for example.
Um I kinda have a type. Mitchell is a wonderful vampire character.
I love his struggles to be human. Much like humanity struggles to be human. Yeah, he's sexy but that's just me being a pervert. The point of this story was never about romance. It's just about attraction. Mervyn Peake wrote in his wonderful Gormenghast books that Fuchsia was naturally more attracted to the dark than to the light. It's the way that some people grow in directions. I do wish that McKinley would write a sequel. She has said that she might eventually write another set in the same 'verse.
There was more that I'd like to know about the magical elements. Otherwise, I just wish it went on because it was that absorbing that I could forget about everything else. Why can't every book do that? One thing everyone is right about is that the cinnamon rolls sound delicious. View 2 comments. What is wrong with this you ask? There is no way on earth this should be a contained to one freaking book story.
Don't believe me? Imagine if you will, if Darkfever by 2. Imagine if you will, if Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning had been a standalone.
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Because I have been to that bellow to the book gods place thanks to this book. This reminded me a lot of Moning's series, incredible created universe, first person pov from heroine who is young and not aware of her own power, plethora of characters who could be good or evil, a dark mysterious intriguing dude, and a will they or won't they.
Oh, and there's Mel. Who is Mel you ask? He's our heroine's boyfriend, who is sweet, sexy, and affable. If this reminded me of Darkfever so much, why only 2. It has the addictive reading quality but oh boy is our first person pov heroine into rambling. She goes off on tangents, which sometimes have observational little life nuggets but mostly make you want to skim. There's also a feeling of being dizzily just dropped into the world and I spent most the beginning trying to understand who and what story the author was telling.
If you want your vampire stories a little darker, the vampires in this world definitely not of the sparkle quality and something a little off the beaten path, this would be a good pick. Just be prepared to gird your loins at how rambling the heroine can get.
Also, did I mention the whole no series thing? This story is magical but DARK magic because it will leave you feeling like you're in a straight jacket bouncing off padded walls crying and screaming to book gods about how you "Just need to know if Sunshine and Constantine bang!!
Oh man what a fucking disappointment. I was really really looking for some creepy vampires, this has been tagged as "horror"? Didn't really feel horror-ish to me.. The female MC annoyed the fuck out of me and I mostly just fantasized about kicking her teeth in.
It was all blah blah blah "the Others this and that" and making cinnamon rolls. I can't ev Oh man what a fucking disappointment. I can't even remember when I read a book this boring Oct 28, Angie rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is one of my few solid seasonal reads.
I revisit it every year for so many reasons. Because it originally came out in October. Because it absolutely encapsulates autumn for me. And Halloween, of course, what with all the vampires and the midnight outings and the smell of fallen leaves and cinnamon rolls in the air. And because it's just one of the biggest Angie books there is. I remember being almost apoplectic with excitement when I heard Robin McKinley was writing a vampire novel.
The whole notion filled me with tingles. And imagine how happy I was when it turned out to be better than I could ever have imagined. I know people have strong feelings on this book, one way or the other, and it's certainly not your run-of-the-mill urban fantasy thank heavens for that.
But for those who love feisty girls with thoughts of their own, ugly vampires with developing senses of humor, and wonderfully rich, dense, smart writing, this book may very well have your name on it. As for me, I bought it the day it came out almost exactly eight years ago. I took it home and read it aloud with DH. And to this day favorite passages and scenes come up in our daily conversation. So as Halloween approaches, a review of my very favorite spooky read. A side note: I'm not even slightly embarrassed to admit I own all three U.
End of story. It helps that they're all so very pretty. If pressed, I will admit that the original hardcover with the chandelier is my favorite. But I adore all three. And the important thing is that they're there.
On my shelves. So that when the urge arises, I can take them out and stroke them and know that they're there and that they're loved. I know. But like I said--not even a little embarrassed. It was a dumb thing to do but it wasn't that dumb.
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There hadn't been any trouble out at the lake in years. And it was so exquisitely far from the rest of my life. These opening lines set the scene. Sunshine just wanted some solitude. Just a little time away from the strange and chaotic life she leads as the head baker at Charlie's and as her mother's daughter.
She gets up every morning at the butt crack of dawn to get the dough going for her famous Cinnamon Rolls as Big as Your Head. And for Sunshine's Killer Zebras. And for Bitter Chocolate Death. And any number of awesome, original desserts and pastries she whips up on a daily basis at Charlie's--her stepfather's diner.
She gets up and fights another round with her overprotective, obsessive mother. She gets up and gets through another day in New Arcadia--one of the few remaining spots that wasn't utterly demolished by the Voodoo Wars. And all she wanted was a moment alone in a peaceful place. So she drove out to the lake to sit. And that's when they came. And that's where they got her. As everybody knows, you don't hear them coming. Not when they're vampires. And you don't come back either.
But Sunshine does come back after her extended and terrifying encounter with one vampire Constantine. She comes back and comes home. Even though she's home once more, nothing is the same. For all her surviving the encounter, she may not survive living with herself after.
Sunshine is one of those sarcastic, supremely set-in-her-ways tough girls that I seem to live for. The girl holds my heart in her flour-dusted hands. And because she is rendered in Robin McKinley's trademark prose, she's even more quirky and meandering and tangentially-inclined than those girls usually are.
The tangents and meanderings bother some readers, I understand. If long internal monologues aren't your cup of tea, then they're not your cup of tea. But nobody can say that Ms.
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McKinley didn't go all-out hardcore when she sat down to write an urban fantasy. Because she did. I knew I would love Sunshine herself on page two when she set out to describe her stepfather. Charlie is one of the big good guys in my universe. There's so much fight and heart in that simple statement.
Her relationship with Charlie is a highlight of the book, as he took her in as his own, gave her a job and a way out, and understood her when her mother could only scream. The way she introduced him made me love her.
Many of Rae's rambling monologues include wry, self-effacing asides that always make me grin. For example: I didn't want to know that the monster that lived under your bed when you were a kid not only really is there but used to have a few beers with your dad. Set against the backdrop of almost certain doom, these barbs of humor secured my affection the way nothing else could have. I also shiver deliciously with fear. Which brings us to Con.
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As if Sunshine wasn't enough, Robin McKinley had to go and write Con--a vampire as far removed from the sexy-sparkly variety as is inhumanly possible. I really don't know of any other author who could make me fall in love with a vampire with skin the color of old mushrooms and a voice that unhinges your spine.
But fall in love with Con I did. Or, more precisely, fall in love with the unlikely alliance of Sunshine-and-Con I did. It is this unprecedented friendship between human and vampire that is the real heart of the book.
And it is made more believable and much more valuable by the lengths to which the author goes to to display how antithetical, how other , they are from one another. These two are not drawn together by attraction or random circumstance. They are bound together by the will to survive, by the refusal to live at the expense of another life, and by a slow-simmering, if uncomfortable, mutual admiration.
The combination of Sunshine's jittery rambles and Con's remote and ominous silences gets me every time. As does the smart, knotty writing, Sunshine's passion for what she does, and the wonderful, wonderful restraint exercised to let the story unfold in its own way.
Every time I read it, I find extra nuance and sympathy. And a perfect ending. As only she knows how to write them. This book, you guys. This best of all combinations of fairy tale, urban fantasy, and horror story. Neil Gaiman notably described it as "pretty much perfect," and I have to concur. I never tire of it. Which copy shall I read this time?
View all 14 comments. I quite like the vampire, Constantine, as well. McKinley seems to have made absolutely no effort to make him in any way attractive, and in fact, makes him nerve-wrackingly in human. Not only that, Constantine almost seems to treat the human world as an aside — not necessarily that he and all vampires are superior to humans, just that the world of humanity is neither here nor there, which I found interesting.
On one side, this is an amazing read. McKinley paints a deeply complex and detailed world peopled by humans, weres, vampires, demons, and people who can wield magic. The feel is very much urban however, but one that has suffered wars and has not yet quite recovered. The author succeeds in conveying such depths that it is only too easy to immerse oneself. Characters are also brilliantly portrayed, full of subtlety and ambiguity.
Rae is very easy to like. Her seemingly 3. Her seemingly simple life as a baker yes, the descriptions of her baking are mouth-watering!
Additionally, the vampires in this story are nothing we have come used to expect. There is an alieness to them that makes them more than just 'Other' - somehow even repulsive. So, what went wrong? Well, as much as I liked Rae, her narration ended up distancing me from the story. The first person in this instance becomes a kind of stream of consciousness. Usually I'm fine with this but here it made the narrative convoluted. This annoyed me to no end because otherwise I can see I would have loved this book.
Perhaps it is me after all I may try to give Sunshine another go in a while. Apr 09, Jeffrey Keeten rated it really liked it Shelves: I was put off by the narrative at the start of the book that explained what had happened before.
I'm never a big fan of those. Fortunately that was a concise section and I was able to get into the story about Sunshine. It actually felt cosy learning about Sunshine's life in the bakery. To some this may seem mundane, but to me it was nice after a hectic day to read about how to make cinnamon rolls. The section with her trapped with the vampire Constantine, both c I was put off by the narrative at the start of the book that explained what had happened before.
The section with her trapped with the vampire Constantine, both chained to a wall, was a wonderful concept. A vampire and human figuring out how to work together to escape an impossible situation was just wonderfully conceived.
The middle section bogs down a bit as a lot of novels do, but the grand finale is well worth the wait. Nice to see vampires back to being vicious, unpredictable creatures, but with an innate honor code that allows them to form alliances, which in this case spurs the plot.
No brooding, handsome vampires strolling through these pages. The weight of book, the worthiness, really comes down to whether I would reread a book and this book certainly qualifies. Sep 18, Hirondelle rated it really liked it Shelves: Lots of people seem to want RM to write a sequel to this. After one reread, what I truly demand is the cookbook.
I really want to know the secret for Bitter Chocolate death! And I am half-seriously thinking of compiling a list of everything Rae bakes during this book just for Lots of people seem to want RM to write a sequel to this. And I am half-seriously thinking of compiling a list of everything Rae bakes during this book just for inspiration.
A few thoughts: I had spotted they were alike, but only now on rereading this how much they really are alike, maybe I should call them mentally the "tough" McKinley books, they are very different in tone from the other dreamier, gentler of her novels. They are also non-dog books which is a bit of a pity, I love her fictional dogs. Back to comparing, both books are first person narratives, set in very different alternate worlds and where lots of exposition about that world is necessary.
Exposition which must came from a 1st person PoV which can be a bit jarring. I think the author does it well, but not sure that can be done seamlessly, not for worlds sufficiently different and books relatively short, and not all readers will like it I do. I think there are hints enough on Dragonhaven narrators. I loved both books, but I can see where that would bother a lot of people specially if they need characters to be likable to like them I will admit I do not have to, though not sure I can explain why.
And on both books, major stuff happens within the rules of its universe that changes how the rules thought to be true. Enough exposition of the rules of the universe, action, personal discoveries, a conclusion and a wonderful "last" line which just makes me go wow. Without any sort of evidence at all it feels to me like the novel grew out of a novella type story the first part.
I do not mean that in a padded-extraneous-story way, but in a good way, that the interesting things sometimes are what is after the story. And this relates to perhaps the need, or not, for a sequel which I was just getting into: But it ends well, without cliffhangers, and with a feeling that this story is always about there being more story.
Do we really need a sequel? I would read it absolutely and love finding out more about that universe, but I am not sure if it truly is required. They see with blinders on and will continue to cite Josephus I Sunshine never get a legitimate answer to my point If Jesus was executed between 35 — 39 C.
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Do you own more than one copy of the books. A dream in Sunshine you are driving, especially Sunshine distance, may also be telling you of your desire to be somehwere else.
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August 27, Page Count: Choosing Sunshine Download mirrors Mirror 1Mirror 2. Volume Two ebook by Winston Leyland Type: Gay Sunshine PressReleased: And it was so exquisitely far from the rest of my life. Monday evening is our movie evening because we are celebrating having lived through another week. Sunday night we lock up at eleven or midnight and crawl home to die, and Monday barring a few national holidays is our day off.
Ruby comes in on Mondays with her warrior cohort and attacks the coffeehouse with an assortment of high-tech blasting gear that would whack Godzilla into submission: You can hear them clicking when they canter across the cobblestones outside. Our first customers arrive at six-thirty and they want our Cinnamon Rolls as Big as Your Head and I am the one who makes them.
I put the dough on to rise overnight and it is huge and puffy and waiting when I get there at four-thirty.