on March 18, 2015 :
Sun poisoned, book two in Nikki Rae's Sunshine series takes us along with Sophie on her new trials and tribulations in New York.
Moving away from her family with her two besties and band mates to play at Midnight club seems like a dream come true for an 18-19year old.
There appeared to be a bit of that in the beginning. Sophie got to experience the rush of the crowd and having fans.
Things have a tendency to go off track though. And off track they go for Sophie.
She still has a serious puking issue in this book. I doubt I've read about a character who has purged their guts as much as she in all my reading. I think she has a problem.
The storyline was flat, the characterisation garnered in book one was flushed away in exchange for some G rated quasi-sexual petting.
The side characters were thrust in and out of the story as a major crutch. Mainly to progress the story or uncover plot points.
The one scene that should have completely gutted me fell so far short because of the shift from characterisation. It was so sad that I felt nothing in that scene. So sad I couldn't cry along with Sophie.
This book leaves us in the middle of a very important part of the story. But strangely it has the opposite effect than the desired. I have no incling to get book three. None at all.
This is sad.
A few things I noticed:
4% - HeHeee (He) points at me...
5% - ...so amazing," Jade asks (how can he ask when he didn't ask a question?)
13% - marker on a page by itself - check formatting of chapter names. They appear on a page by themselves.
Check formatting on speech marks, including spacing and placement.
**Note: I was provided an electronic copy of this book in return for an honest review**
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
on Jan. 23, 2014 :
OH MY!!!!! I love it!!!! IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A TEARJERKER!!! I ran out of tissues!, I need some Ice cream to recover!!!
This time Sophie is in a different scenario than the last book, in a new city with her friends and Miles, but also surrounded with new characters and some of them even have fangs. Sophie is more condifent with herself, thanks to Miles's support and understanding, I can honestly say that she was lowering her walls down and letting Miles in, and that was just wonderful, expected and dreamed upon. I just fell in love with Miles all over again, but of course I couldn't get a tiny scoop of a bliss of happines, a little lick of contentment, or a bite of ecstasys, there was not a day in the beach for me again with snow and seagulls; no, I was sad, dissapointed and hurt because I suffered, cried, grieved the lost of a beloved character. I felt the pain that they felt, I cried my eyes out, my dreams were shattered, and I need a new box of Kleenex tissue with butterflies. And that is when I was reminded of how damaged Sophie was, still is. Poor Miles, his love might have not been enough to heal Sophie, he felt powerless, and I so wanted to comfort him. Oh my dear Miles.......You can mark me day, night, and everywhere!!!!
There were some lies that came to the surface, and as always they come out with regret, sorrow and betrayal......Well, well, well!!! I just don't think the truths were revealed, probably Ms. Rae is intentionally playing with my emotions,or messing with my little Sherlock Holmes inside me and/or just killing me with suspense.
Ms. Rae, I bow to you and your creativity, this book, piece of art, was EXCEPTIONALLY WELL DONE, FANTASTIC, ENJOYABLE, A TEARJERKER!, and Oh sweet Radiohead, and twisted music sheet, THAT ENDING. I cannot wait for the next book of this series.
P.S. Ms. Rae; for next time, Sophie did reserve a Bitch Slap, Alex went too easy on her!!! and please more shirtless Miles!!!!
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)