Review – Sun Damage – Sunshine #3 by Nikki Rae @NikkiRaexX

I know, I know, my reviews are like buses; wait agest for one, and then you get 3 at once!  In my defence, I DID tell you I was playing catchup….

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The Blurb

Life wasn’t what Sophie was expecting, so why should death be any different? 
She’s come back from swimming between the two, and every problem she left is still there. And then some.
There’s the human world, where she has a brother on the verge of ruins, band mates all set to go on tour, and people she thought she wouldn’t be seeing for a long time showing up.
Then there’s her new world, where she’s seeing and hearing things that should not be heard or seen. Where Myles knows more about her than she could have ever guessed. She still doesn’t know exactly why Michael is tormenting her, but somehow, everything is connected.
The monsters are closing in on all sides and the question is, will Sophie be able to defeat them before it all ends?

 

The Review

In some ways, this was the weakest book of the trilogy, and in others, the strongest.  For me, the story seemed to concentrate too much on what Sophie was seeing.  I didn’t think it was always necessary.

In this book, we get to delve deeper into Myles’ secrets and the story is told from two perspectives.  I think that works well here.  

The suspense in this one seems to kick up a notch and is deftly written.  And the epilogue?  Well, i’m not sure you’ll see it coming.  I sure didn’t!

 

The score – another B from me (4* Amazon)

You can contact the author via email  (NikkiRaeAuthor@gmail.com) or twitter (www.twitter.com/NikkiRaexX)

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Review – Sun Poisoned (Sunshine #2) by Nikki Rae @NikkiRaexX

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The Blurb

Sophie’s life has changed. She’s moved to New York, she’s playing music for new people, and she’s making new friends. Then there’s Myles, and the fact that he is now her boyfriend—and everyone knows it.

She’s not exactly normal, living in a half-human, half-vampire world, but she’s finally, truly happy. However, some parts of Sophie and Myles’ old lives still hide in the dark, waiting for the right opportunity to strike.

Sophie’s having nightmares again, but they aren’t about her; Myles is hiding something as well, something Sophie isn’t sure she wants to know.

And one lie will change everything.

No matter how hard she tries to cover up the marks her monsters have left behind, they never truly go away, and Myles’ monsters are no different.

Once again, Sophie’s caught between life and death, but this time, only she can save herself.

 

The Review

Ah, the difficult second book.  So often a let down…. Fortunately, this one turns out to be quite good!

Sophie’s life has finally taken a turn for the better. Or so it would seem.  But the monsters have never truly gone away.  And it’s the monsters, in all their various shapes and guises, which make this book.

Another well written story, which I must confess, was very moving at times.  Love is often not easy, and this book embraces that sentiment and runs with it to the end zone.  A really good follow up to the first book and well worth a read, although if i’m being picky, I found Sophie’s actions a little difficult to fathom at times.

 

The score – a B (4* Amazon)

You can contact the author via email  (NikkiRaeAuthor@gmail.com) or twitter (www.twitter.com/NikkiRaexX)

Purchase Links

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DOOCY8A/ref=nosim?tag=abriboosblo-20

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00DOOCY8A/ref=nosim?tag=britishbookwo-21

 

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

Review – Sunshine (Sunshine #1) by Nikki Rae @NikkiRaexX

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The Blurb

Sophie Jean is pretty good at acting normal. She can pretend she’s not allergic to the sun. She can hide what her ex-boyfriend did to her. She can cover up the scars she’s made for herself. Ignore anything. Forget anything.
Then Myles enters her life, and he has more than a few secrets of his own. Sophie discovers that when she’s with him she is feeling too much. Remembering too much.
It’s one thing covering up her own dark past, but does she really need to worry about people finding out just how much Myles likes her? Or that despite how much she doesn’t want to repeat past mistakes, she kind of likes him back? Not to mention the fact that she now has to conceal that Myles drinks blood-that he says he’s about four hundred years old.
But Sophie can deal with this little glitch, no problem. Even if she’s putting the few people she loves at risk. Suddenly, those who were monsters before are just people, and the monsters? They’re real. Now being a normal human being is the least of her problems. Now she has to stay alive.

 

The Review

Yep – a Vampire Romance.  BUT, before you dismiss this out of hand as part of a genre which has had some serious exposure (no pun intended – ok, well maybe a bit) in recent times, let me offer a measure of reassurance.  This is NOT another version of THAT series.

Sophie has had a lot to deal with and its hardly suprising that she finds it a) difficult to make new friends, especially friends of the opposite sex, and b) difficult to cope with her life.  She has issues.  And she tries to deal with them in a way which works for her.

I thought that there were some difficult issues tackled in a very sensitive and competent way.  Don’t let the blurb fool you, this is less a vampire love story, and more of a girl trying to discover herself and her needs, in a less than perfect world.

The score – a B+ (4* Amazon)

You can contact the author via email  (NikkiRaeAuthor@gmail.com) or twitter (www.twitter.com/NikkiRaexX)

Purchase Links

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B6T24H6/ref=nosim?tag=abriboosblo-20

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00B6T24H6/ref=nosim?tag=britishbookwo-21

 

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

 

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