on April 11, 2015 :
This book was truly a work of art, it grabed your attention from the start and kept it through out this whole book. Which in its self is amazing but then add in the vamps and things start getting intense. It kept be glued to my seat for 2 whole hours. I kept reading it over and over again it always makes me happy to read it. LOVE your work NIKKI RAE!! :)
(reviewed 3 years after purchase)
on Jan. 21, 2014 :
I would like to thank Never too Old for Y.A and N.A and author Nikki Rae for allowing me to read this book for an honest review.
This book was wonderful, excellent story, phenomenal characters, you could easily love them and hate them, it was a rollercoaster of emotions, the dark and tortureous past of dear and lovely Sophie made me cry, laugh, cry all over again and sigh, and sigh. Miles, I love you, and your gorgeous blue eyes, fangs and all.
Sophie suffered a horrible past, just for being different and lacking the attention of her mother, she received her mother's direct anger and on top of that was molested and even rape. Poor Sophie, noone to tell exactly what happened to her, she is a tortured, lonely and hopeless soul, she thought and believed that she was damaged and worthless, I couldn't blame her for believing that and her only escape from all of that was cutting, inflicting pain to herself and pushing everyone out of her life out of fear. Fear and distrust led her life until she met Miles, dangerous and trushtworthy Miles.
Oh Miles, dear Miles, so patient, so kind, so attentive, so generous, wow he is the right medicine to Sophie. I just couldn't simplify Miles in a few words because he was just the perfect boyfriend for anyone, really and he only had eyes for Sophie, he demonstrated Sophie that there was people that really care and love her, that she was everything to him. Miles taught Sophie to live again, to love life and to embrace herself.
Ms Rae really got right Sophie's characteristics of a person suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, I applaud you for this gorgeous and wonderful piece of art...
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
on Oct. 22, 2013 :
I started to read the story about Sophie and her unique condition of her having to be completely covered by the sun. It did hold my interest in why she was that way, as an 18 year old in High School, that age is hard enough. To deal with regular teenage issues, she goes through a lot but she is a strong character that deals with deep dark issues with her friend Myles. He helps her but it seem they were more than friends or could of been more than friends. Keeps you reading to see if they will be. But with all the issues going on keeps you reading to find out what will come next for Sophie and for Myles. Both Characters were uniquely written to keep your interest. I don't give out spoilers so you will have to read it to find out what deep dark issues I am talking about.
I was given a free copy for in return for an honest review. This is a good read.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)
on Feb. 3, 2013 :
Holy Cow!!! Was that ever intense? And the best part? It was intense in a whole new way. The intensity was in the different situations faced by the main character. These weren’t all life and death situations, but still rated off the charts on the intensity scale.
Rae has a way with words. Her descriptions were phenomenal and were worked right into the story in such a seamless manner that you cannot help but be impressed. She was also extremely articulate in the way that she wrote. The entire novel was very clear and detailed without becoming extremely verbose. She manages to evoke a wide array of emotions in her readers. By combining reality with the paranormal the situations all seem so real that you cannot help but react to them. Rae also worked some really cool concepts, such as her version of evolving, that aren’t seen elsewhere.
The characters in this book were very well developed. There wasn’t a single character that I felt like I needed to know more about in order to understand them or their role in the novel. Details about characters were interspersed in the novel where necessary. Rae never stops the forward flow of the novel in order to develop a character all at once, giving a narrative overload. Obviously, those characters that played minor roles in the novel weren’t quite as detailed as the main characters, but that also prevents unnecessary downtime in the plot in order to develop characters needlessly.
This novel was an amazing start to the Sunshine series. It leaves you wanting, no needing, more but also with a feeling of completion. Cudos.
(reviewed the day of purchase)