Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sunkissed Book Review

I have a really awesome new YA Fantasy book to share with all of you called SunKissed written by Carys Jones.
Dawn Summers is dying. It’s 1853 and as the seventeen year old continues to fade away she has visions of the father she never knew, urging her to fight for her life. In the small village of Fandova the only medical care is in the form of the mysterious Dr. Moralus who has a known penchant for bloodletting.  
Thomas, Dawn's fiancé, is warned against inviting his intervention, but feels he has no choice, he pleads with the doctor to save Dawn’s life…whatever it takes. Whatever it ‘takes’ has some consequences neither of them expected. Now, it’s a hunt to the death, with both Dawn and Thomas determined to win.
Wow, when you first start reading this story, you think Thomas is just an awesome guy because he is fighting so hard to keep Dawn alive. But, when he finds out what this Doctor did to keep her from dying, then he wants to be just like her and so he goes to the Doctor and demands to be made into a vampire also.
Trouble is, he is not at all like Dawn, who is a gentle person and is good. Thomas emerges as a dark, spiteful villain. He has no qualms about killing people whereas Dawn will only kill chickens for the blood.  Finally, she sees him for what he really is and decides to end her life. But, when she goes outside to let the sun burn her up, she is able to walk around without any trouble!
So, in that moment, she decides to run. She can't stand being around Thomas anymore knowing he is killing humans. Especially when he killed that little boy who used to be his friend. So, she takes off and never looks back.
Now, we come to the present day and things are starting to close in on her. She has been a vampire now for 200 years and lives off of black pudding, whatever the heck that is! But, she seems to be able to survive on it, I just am not sure what it is.
If you love reading about vampires, you will definitely want to read this one. It isn't overly gory or bad language either. It's a well thought out story that is clean and is suitable for teens and young adults.
Happy Reading!
About the Author:
Carys Jones, 27, studied Film and Creative Writing at Wolverhampton university and works as a freelance writer and editor. She is currently based in Shropshire and lives with her husband and dog.
Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.