“The Awakening of Sunshine Girl” by Paige McKenzie

Book Description by Goodreads.com:

Sunshine Griffith can communicate with ghosts. Even more amazing, she recently discovered—with the help of her would-be boyfriend, Nolan—that she’s a luiseach, one of an ancient race of creatures who have lived among humans for centuries, protecting them from dark spirits and helping them move on to the afterlife. Now, Sunshine’s powers are awakening and she feels spirits everywhere—intense and sometimes overwhelming.

Eager to get her supernatural abilities under control, Sunshine agrees to begin training with her mentor, her estranged father Aidan. He takes her to an abandoned compound deep in the Mexican jungle. But what she learns there about her powers, and her family history, turns out to be more terrifying than Sunshine could have imagined. Can anything—Aidan’s experiments, her friendship with another luiseach named Lucio, even Nolan’s research—prepare Sunshine to face the frightening woman who haunts her dreams, and to finally learn the truth about the rift that threatens the future of the luiseach and all of humankind?

The stakes grow ever higher in this sequel to The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, revealing that Sunshine has to protect more than her own friends and family—she may be the key to saving the entire human race.

My Review:

This is the second book in the Haunting of Sunshine Girl series.  This books continues where book one left off, by introducing Sunshine to her father and her destiny.  Sunshine goes to Mexico with her father to begin her training as a luiseach and to learn more about where she came from and the history of her kind.  This book gives explanation to what a luiseach truly is and better understanding of whey Sunshine was abandoned by her parents.

I enjoyed the second book, but not as much as the first one.  It didn’t quite have the same chilling scenes that the first book had and that would leave me with goosebumps.  I did enjoy learning more and having more information about Sunshine’s past revealed, but I missed the chill factor.  It is a good continuation of the first book, and I can’t wait to finish the series with the third book that comes out this month.  Again, I highly recommend getting all the books around the same time, as they blend into each other really well.  This book left me hanging on the ending and wanting more.

You can find this book and the other Sunshine Girl series on Amazon.


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