Sunshine by Robin Mckinley
There are places in the world where darkness rules, where it’s unwise to walk.But the lake had been quiet for years. . . .She never heard them coming. Of course you don’t, when they’re vampires.
They took her clothes and sneakers. They dressed her in a long red gown. And they shackled her to the wall of an abandoned mansion – within easy reach of her fellow prisoner.
She knows he is a vampire. She knows that she’s to be his dinner, and that when he is finished with her, she will be dead. Yet when dawn breaks, she is still alive. And now he needs her to help him survive the day…
Wow, I really, really enjoyed this book. I couldn’t put it down literally. Rae ‘Sunshine’ Seddon (great last name by the way – how often does that happen!) is a baker, makes fantastic cinnamon rolls, gets up at 5am every morning and lives her life through the cafe and bakery owned by her family. Her world is small, the same people everyday. But her time has seen blackness, the voodoo wars have left scars on the world and its only a matter of time before they come back.
The darkest of others, the vampires kidnap Rae and she’s put into a perilous situation with a vampire named Con who doesn’t suck her dry but who seems to understand her. Rae has powers she never realised and now must learn to use them and acknowledge the side of her family that she has long suppressed. A powerful, wonderful book, with real light versus dark struggle, with all the glorious grey shades inbetween. For fans of twilight and vampire fiction this is a must and I highly recommend it. My only dismay is that she hasn’t written a follow up as its screaming out for a sequel.
10 out of 10 stars **********!!!
BUY ME! Sunshine