by Nikki Rae
Book: Sunshine: #1
Pub Date: Jan 28 2013
Genre: New Adult
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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.
My Review: This book has everything I love and much more! You are reading about Sophie's life and how it's all going, but written in a way that it seems like Sophie is telling you herself and you aren't just reading a book.
At 18 a girl should be normal and happy, because her life is going to start a new chapter. That isn't the case for Sophie here. She is amazingly gifted with music, and something happened with that. Her ex did something unspeakable and now she must be indoors most of the time. If she does go out while its sunny, she needs to be protected at all times. Do not get me started on her family, especially the mother. I can rant for a long time about how I HATED her so much. She does however, have some awesome people by her side. Her brother, friends, and Myles.
Lets cut to the chase here, cause I know that all I want to talk about is Myles. Myles is a great great great character through the whole book. First he is mysterious because when something happens to Sophie he is always there. Hmmmm and then he just mentions that he is 400 years old and really really does not look it at all. Maybe the blood keeps him so young. I love how he doesnt try to change Sophie and embraces her for everything is she and has been through. Oh and Myles's dog! I love dogs and very close with my own, and reading about the relationship Myles has with his dog was so lovely!
Because Myles showed up, Sophie can open her heart and starts to shine through even more and maybe even get s little happiness in the process. Though there will be danger, you know danger always comes attached with any guy and well I'm sure Sophie and Myles will do just fine through any danger.
I loved reading this book, it is one of the best books I've read this year, and some of you know I don't say that about many books.
Some my favorite parts. I love the Pokemon one...so fun!
“Love doesn’t exist, you see. It’s just another shadowy figure that goes bump in the night.”
“Evolve? Like a Pokemon?' I have no idea why I say this. I think I'm kind of going into shock, and the first thing that pops into my head when he says evolve is Charmander evolving into Charizard.”