Monday, November 2, 2015

The Haunting of Sunshine Girl (The Haunting of Sunshine Girl #1) by Paige McKenzie, Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Book Summery (Via Goodreads): In that place where you're more asleep than awake any more, I hear something else. A phrase uttered in a child's voice, no more than a whisper: Night Night.
Something freaky's going on with Sunshine's new house . . . there's the chill that wraps itself around her bones, the giggling she can hear in the dead of night, and then the strange shadows that lurk in her photographs. But the more weird stuff that happens, the less her mum believes her. Sunshine's always had a quirky affiliation with the past, but this time, history is getting much too close for comfort . . .
If there is something, or someone, haunting her house, what do they want? And what will they do if Sunshine can't help them?
As things become more frightening and dangerous, and the giggles she hears turn to sobs and screams, Sunshine has no choice but to accept what she is, face the test before her and save her mother from a fate worse than death.

Book Review:
I wasn't quite sure what I was in-store for when I picked up The Haunting of Sunshine Girl. The cover was intriguing and the cover blurb made it seem like a good spooky story for Halloween. I knew nothing about the you tube series. After starting the book, I watched the first video and then stopped because I didn't want to ruin the story for myself. I started this out as an audiobook and was almost instantly hooked. Sunshine was easy to relate to and made a great main character. The author does a good job of narrating. I found it difficult to leave the story once I got out of the car. Luckily, I had picked up a copy of this book the last time I went to the bookstore. So it was easy to pick up where I left off once I got home. Honestly, it took no time at all to polish this baby off (between the book and the audio book). The story sucks you in. There's a great creepy atmosphere that builds as the story goes on. I found myself wanting to know more every time I picked this book up. The author slowly reveals answers, enough to whet my appetite, but not enough to answer all of my questions. There's so much more to this story that I'm dying to know! Overall, a great start to a series! I'm looking forward to the next one!

Cover Art Commentary:
I really liked this cover, it caught my eye immediately. I love the muted colors. The cover is clearly mid-scene, which makes you want to know more.



  1. I was surprised how much I liked this one as well and like you, I had never seen the youtube creation. I wasn't aware it was going to be a series, but truly hope that it is. Great review.

    1. Thanks Barb! I'm glad you enjoyed it as well! :)

  2. This is based on a youtube thing? That actually makes me less curious. haha I shouldn't judge though, there are some good things on you tube. I'm glad you liked it!