Apr 3, 2014
Title: Sun Damage
Author: Nikki Rae
Publisher: Nikki Rae
Publication Date: March 28, 2014
Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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?
Sun Damage was an okay ending to a good series. I really enjoyed the characters and especially Sophie and Miles. It was nice to actually get a perspective from Miles point of view. I definitely valued that, but there were a few plot based items that just felt overdone and unnecessary.
Sophie was damaged in a completely different way in this book, and I really did feel bad for her. I did really like how she struggled with being a vampire, and not because she didn’t want to drink blood. I didn’t like how hard it was for her, and it was hard to read about her physically deteriorating like she did. There were some moments that I felt just caused her unneeded pain, and that was where the largest critique of the book comes in.
I still really related to Sophie, but there were just moments that I felt like didn’t need to be in her story. It just felt like it created unnecessary drama. I knew there was a backstory with her dad, but I just felt like the explanation was just a creation of more drama and less of an explanation. I really wanted to like that aspect and had found in intriguing throughout the previous two books, but it kinda fell short for me in that area.
There was also an explanation of what happened with Jack that just seemed added to create more tension and pain for Sophie. There wasn’t any real point to it in the story, at least not in this book.
I did really enjoy the scenes with Michael and what ended up happening to him in the end. I didn’t think I would enjoy that because I hated Michael so much coming into the book, but that was actually a very refreshing change of pace. The one problem that I had was the solution to the people who were tainted. It just felt wrong to make someone endure that pain over and over in order to cure someone.
It also bothered me how things ended with Miles and Sophie. Neither of them wants us to live without the other, but yet that’s exactly what they are going to do? It just felt weird, and completely opposite of what I was expecting for the two of them. I would give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars, because it was still incredibly well-written even if there were parts that I felt didn’t mesh with the rest of the series.
3.5/5 – A Great Read, Well-Written
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**
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