I don't remember when I first saw The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, maybe on Barnes and Noble's website or even their shelves. All I knew was, the cover was unique, off in a way and the girl was lovely. I tend to gravitate towards pretty things... as marketing is supposed to incite, especially if there's a hideous creature, I'd have probably wanted it even more! LOL Then as the book sat on my shelf, in queue, I found out The Awakening of Sunshine Girl was on the way. So I pre-ordered it and waited. While waiting, I conducted research on Paige McKenzie and discovered: I live under a rock - she's so famous! (an internet sensation!)
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I didn't know what to expect with this book. I'd read information on the story, but I did not read reviews; I didn't want to develop a biased opinion. I did like the idea of a girl being a part of this dying yet elite community of demon hunters. It was different and original. AND it wasn't based on YA love.
The book, The Haunting of Sunshine Girl is about young, adopted Sunshine Griffith. She's moved to a new town with her mother, into a haunted house. Or is it? Everything taunting Sunshine is missed by her mother: a flying owl, Dr. Who (that's been stuffed for years), checkerboard game pieces that move on their own and sounds of someone being drowned... Sunshine feels alone and possibly losing her mind, but there's more to her story.
I can happily say that had it not been for a funeral, I'd have finished this book in a day. It was good, held my interest and the characters were likable. I have to admit, Sunshine was a cool character in that she saw things, though the one she trusted most did not, and she didn't play the 'Ignorant and in Denial' game. She knew what she saw and acted on it, even if it made her look insane.
The story was a bit predictable- that was the only disappointing part. I saw a handful of things coming and figured Victoria out rather fast, but it's a YA (I'm leaning towards Middle to YA) reader, so what could I really say? Honestly, nothing negative. It's a good, clean, haunting read, but not horrifying. Anyone can read this. OH- and yeah, I totally saw the ending coming... the mentor thing!
Check out the story while I to YouTube.com and peep the videos that everyone's raving about... that I never heard for some reason! lol
Rating: 👓👓👓👓 out of 5 specs:
Since I finished the first book so fast, I knew I'd run through this one just as quick. The Awakening of Sunshine Girl picked up where book one left off. Well, right after the holiday. It didn't move as well as the first; it was rather slow but I held on, knowing the ending would be so worth it. It's also obvious, there will be another book before this story is over.
In the second book, Sunshine gains a lot of knowledge and experience. There's an odd plot going on in this book and I almost lost interest. This one just didn't keep me riveted to the pages as book one, but there was a lot to take in. I also didn't understand why they had to go across the world to 'train'.
Who knows? Maybe the final book will be as explosive as the first. I do see a huge battle taking place, where all characters will clash, but Helena will lose out. We shall see. I did enjoy the story, so I'm hoping my wait won't hold me for much longer. I wonder when the final book will hit? ... Ugh- the waiting! .📚
Rating: 👓👓👓👓 out of 5 specs
Rating: 👓👓👓👓 out of 5 specs
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