I started my book review blog in 2009 and I have read so many outstanding books that I wanted to share them again with my followers on #SegueSaturday. I first posted this review in December 2012 and have been a big fan of Robin McKinley since. I remember this book surprised and enchanted me because it isn’t the typical vampire book. It’s a book about an unusual friendship between a baker and a vampire.
This is not one of your typical vampire books. In fact, it is more about Rae “Sunshine” Seddons, a young baker, who happens to get thrown into a situation where she actually saves a vampire named Constantine by using an unlikely power of her own…sunlight. The pairing is surprising and their friendship and what the consequences mean are written in a way that are funny and interesting to the reader.
I read a lot of books and many of them don’t surprise me like this one did. That is what made this novel a joy to discover.
I want to thank my friend Annie who let me borrow this book. She truly has good taste in authors.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in her mother’s hometown of Warren, Ohio, Robin McKinley grew up an only child with a father in the United States Navy. She moved around frequently as a child and read copiously; she credits this background with the inspiration for her stories.
Her passion for reading was one of the most constant things in her childhood, so she began to remember events, places, and time periods by what books she read where.