Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sunblind by Michael McBride

3 Stars
Full Disclosure: Me not enjoying this book is my own damn fault. I didn’t bother reading the synopsis and had no idea what this was going to be about. All I knew is Shelby gave it 5 Stars and since she’s super mean (no, not really) and stingy with her ratings (yes, really) like me, I assumed I would find it to be great as well. Wellllll, you know what they say about people who ASS-ume.

It turns out I should’ve read the synopsis. I thought Sunblind was going to be a straight up tale about how the desert will freaking KILL a person (or persons) trying to cross the border illegally – and kill them in a seriously ugly fashion – before they even have to deal with Border Patrol. Turns out I should have been prepared to read a scuuuuury story. While there is no doubt the desert was a major villain, there is a mystery surrounding what it is that keeps appearing at night in order to claim its victims. What could it be???

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El Chupacabra?

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a Predator and/or an Alien???

or could it be the most terrifying killer of all . . .

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the SPARKLY VAMPIRE?!?!?!?!?!?

You’ll have to read the book to find out.

I’m giving this 3 Stars, which is still pretty dang good coming from me. The writing was solid and the description of the desert almost made the pain and thirst of the undocumented palpable. My only complaint (besides the fact that I’m too stupid to know what the book I’m reading at any given moment is about) is that I felt it was a bit too long and the story dragged in places and would have been more effective had it been given zero lag time.

ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 
Thank you, NetGalley!

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