The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl
By Paige McKenzie
Review Copy courtesy of publisher and Little Bird Publishing
Sunshine Griffith can communicate with ghosts. Even more amazing—to herself; her boyfriend, Nolan; and her adoptive mom, Kat—she’s recently learned 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.
Having survived an abyss full of demons, Sunshine Griffith must figure out who—or what—has been organizing the forces of darkness against her. Do they want to destroy her and the rest of the endangered luiseach? Do they want to take over the world? Nolan has figured out that Sunshine’s death would trigger a calamitous event, so not only does she have to stay alive for herself, but for the fate of civilization. It’s not just the demons who want Sunshine dead, though. Her biological mother, Helena, is back. And what is Helena’s history with the mysterious man in black?
Fortunately for Sunshine, she has a lot of people (and ghosts) to help her stop the darkness: Nolan, her father and mentor Aidan, her mom Kat, Victoria, Lucio, Anna, and Ashley—whose handsome new crush, Sebastian, seems hauntingly familiar. But time may be running out as an unexpected event unleashes a fierce war between the luiseach and the demon army. In the midst of the fiery battle, Sunshine will learn a shocking truth about herself and what sort of sacrifice is required to save the world. Goodreads Synopsis
I went into The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl with the expectations of knowing it was a “lighter” horror book. This series is based off of a You Tube sensation show by Paige McKenzie. While technically the third in the series, The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl can still be read as a stand-alone novel. I read that this book had a lot of back story, filling the reader in on what happened in the previous two books making it very easy to read and enjoy this third without reading the others.
This was a quick, fun little ghost and demon story that reminded me of the teenage horror movies I loved in the late 90s, like The Craft. This book is perfect for those who want a fast, fun horror book, or for those who can’t stomach some of the adult horror books, but still like a fun creepy story.
Thanks to Little Bird Publishing for sending me a copy of The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl in exchange for my review.