Book #83: The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie

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. 

After I finished the first two books, I couldn’t just leave Sunshine girl where she was at. The second book ended with a cliffhanger that truly left me hanging. As soon as I saw this book, I snatched it with my Audible credit.

Honestly, I preferred the second one when it came to the dark stuff (the first was great too), but I do love all the information we get in this book. We learn more about Helen, Aidan, and the luiseach in general. We even meet more luiseach!

This book begins where book two had ended. Sunshine is still alive and helps her father fight the demons opened from book two. After that was done, there are some assassination attempts, a big baddie reveal, and a whole bunch of information.

I honestly didn’t see the twist coming when it did and I loved it. The final fight scene was interesting and a fitting end to everything that happened in the series. I’m not sure if there will be another book, but I wouldn’t mind reading another one if it does.

All in all, it was a fun and quick read that put me back into the world the Youtube show began. A great book for the younger side of teens, but still fun for an older person just wanting something to enjoy. You do need to read the first two before this one though, definitely not a standalone.

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