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Friday, February 1, 2019

SUNSHINE | #28DaysOfBookLove

As some of you may recall, last year I challenged myself to share things I loved about book design every single day of February. I called it 28 Days of Book Love, and it was kind of amazing. So many great bookish details!
This year, I decided to do it again, but with a different approach. Though there are still plenty of awesome design bits and bobs I love and could talk about for the rest of this month, this time around, I decided to share 28 specific books that I love and want to push on everyone. Consider it a month-long Backlist Love fest. And I invite you to join me!

I really should have informed you of this by now. I'm sorta bad at blogging.

I'm kicking things off with a slow-burn fave, one I always find myself thinking about this time of year, for reasons. (Those reasons being: Constantine. I want Constantine to be my Valentine's date, mmkay?) And that book is:

SUNSHINE by Robin McKinley

A small-town baker uses her magic to confront a post–vampire apocalypse world in this award-winning urban fantasy Neil Gaiman called “pretty much perfect.”

Although it had been mostly deserted since the Voodoo Wars, there hadn’t been any trouble out at the lake for years. Rae Seddon, nicknamed Sunshine, head baker at her family’s busy and popular cafĂ© in downtown New Arcadia, needed a place to get away from all the noise and confusion—of the clientele and her family. Just for a few hours. Just to be able to hear herself think.

She knew about the Others, of course. Everyone did. And several of her family’s best regular customers were from SOF—Special Other Forces—which had been created to deal with the threat and the danger of the Others.

She drove out to her family’s old lakeside cabin and sat on the porch, swinging her feet and enjoying the silence and the silver moonlight on the water.

She never heard them coming. Of course, you don’t when they’re vampires.

Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Sookie Stackhouse will cheer for this tough and quirky heroine. In Sunshine, which won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature, McKinley has a vampire novel that is “a smart, funny tale of suspense and romance” (San Francisco Chronicle).

First of all, baking magic. You're never not gonna win me over with that.
But there is something so luscious about this world, and the writing. I've said this about one other of McKinley's books, but it's like honey: some may find the flow too slow, but man, the sweetness is worth it. Rae (aka Sunshine) is one of those characters that wormed their way into my brain and stuck with me, and Constantine... he is just *heart eyes emojis* all over the place.
Side note: I love basically every cover of this I've ever seen, AND this is currently on sale for kindle!

I'll be sharing these picks (28 of 'em) all month, both here and on insta (with the hashtag #28DaysOfBookLove) and I invite you to do the same!
What's a book that you love beyond all reason, and want to push on everybody?

1 comment:

  1. I added this to my wish list a while back when you featured it for something- maybe even a review.

    I love your 28 Days of Book Love idea. Maybe I can do a couple of participation posts because I have some books that need hugs, too.


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