Synopses & Reviews
A compelling and inventive novel set in a world where science and magic are at odds, by Robin McKinley, the Newbery-winning author of The Hero and the Crown and The Blue Sword, as well as the classic fantasy titles Beauty, Chalice, Spindles End, Pegasus and Sunshine
Maggie knows somethings off about Val, her moms new husband. Val is from Oldworld, where they still use magic, and he wont have any tech in his office-shed behind the house. Butmore importantlywhat are the huge, horrible, jagged, jumpy shadows following him around? Magic is illegal in Newworld, which is all about science. The magic-carrying gene was disabled two generations ago, back when Maggies great-grandmother was a notable magician. But that was a long time ago.
Then Maggie meets Casimir, the most beautiful boy she has ever seen. Hes from Oldworld tooand hes heard of Maggies stepfather, and has a guess about Vals shadows. Maggie doesnt want to know . . . until earth-shattering events force her to depend on Val and his shadows. And perhaps on her own heritage.
In this dangerously unstable world, neither science nor magic has the necessary answers, but a truce between them is impossible. And although the two are supposed to be incompatible, Maggies discovering the world will need both to survive.
A delightful read.”
Bound to appeal.”
-A gripping, funny, page-turning, pretty much perfect work of magical literature.+ -Neil Gaiman
-Smart, dark, and riveting. Sunshine is quite possibly the best vampire book published in my lifetime.+ -Melissa Marr, bestselling author of Wicked Lovely
Praise for The Shadows:
“McKinleys skill at building memorable worlds is certainly evident here: Newworld itself is as complex and intriguing as any of the characters, and the dramatic historical events that led to the current ban on magic are effectively woven into the story.”
—The Horn Book
“Exciting action, lovable characters, and witty dialogue.”
“A delightful read.”
“Bound to appeal.”
Awards for Robin McKinley:
A Newbery Medal Winner
A Newbery Honor Winner
A World Fantasy Award Finalist
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature
In her first novel for adults, the Newbery Medalist and bestselling author pens an exciting, beautifully written, erotic addition to the popular vampire genre. "A gripping, funny, page-turning, pretty much perfect work of magical literature."--Neil Gaiman.
There hadnÕt been any trouble out at the lake in years. Sunshine just needed a spot where she could be alone with her thoughts for a minute. But then the vampires found her . . . Now, chained and imprisoned in a once-beautiful decaying mansion, alone but for the vampire, Constantine, shackled next to her, Sunshine realizes that she must call on her own hidden strength if she is to survive. But Constantine is not what she expected of a vampire, and soon Sunshine discovers that it is he who needs her, more than either of them know.
Originally published as an adult novel, but now in YA for the first time, Sunshine is an alluring and captivating vampire storyÑone that will ensnare fans of paranormals everywhere.
?A gripping, funny, page-turning, pretty much perfect work of magical literature? (Neil Gaiman)?first time in trade paperback.
There are places in the world where darkness rules, where it?s unwise to walk. But there hadn?t been any trouble out at the lake for years, and Sunshine just needed a spot where she could be alone with her thoughts. Vampires never entered her mind.
Until they found her?
There hadn't been any trouble out at the lake for years, and Sunshine just needed a spot where she could be alone with her thoughts.
Vampires never entered her mind. Until they found her.
About the Author
Robin McKinley has won various awards and citations for her writing, including the Newbery Medal for The Hero and the Crown
and a Newbery Honor for The Blue Sword
. Her other books include Sunshine
; the New York Times
bestseller Spindle's End
; two novel-length retellings of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast
, Beauty and Rose Daughter
; and a retelling of the Robin Hood
legend, The Outlaws of Sherwood
. She lives with her husband, the English writer Peter Dickinson.