Dawn Summers is dying. It’s 1853 and as the seventeen year old continues to fade away she has visions of the father she never knew, urging her to fight for her life.
In the small village of Fandova the only medical care is in the form of the mysterious Dr. Moralus who has a known penchant for bloodletting. Thomas, Dawn’s fiancé, is warned against inviting his intervention, but feels he has no choice, he pleads with the doctor to save Dawn’s life…whatever it takes.
If I was asked to describe this book in four words, it would be ‘fantasy with a difference’. I have to say that I’ve really never read a book quite like this one before. It was a real breath of fresh air that brought me out of my post-Christmas reading slump. Carys Jones allowed me to escape into the world of Fandova and leave reality behind for a little while.
I absolutely loved the characters in this story. I felt so sorry for Dawn as she lay dying, with there seemingly being no hope for her. Thomas was obviously devoted to her, which was a joy to read. He gave his all to finding a cure for her, no matter what the cost. Dr Moralus was quite a sinister character and I enjoyed the air of mystery surrounding him, wondering what his secret was. Each character had a distinctive voice and were really brought to life on the page.
Sunkissed is a fairly short read, but an enjoyable one nonetheless. The setting is rich with illustrious detail, the characters full of life and distinctive and the story is compelling. If you’re looking for a story to get you out of a reading slump, I’d recommend this one.
Carys Jones loves nothing more than to write and create stories which ignite the reader’s imagination. Based in Shropshire, England, Carys lives with her husband, two guinea pigs and her adored canine companion Rollo.
When she’s not writing, Carys likes to indulge her inner geek by watching science- fiction films or playing video games.
She lists John Green, Jodi Picoult and Virginia Andrews as her favorite authors and draws inspiration for her own work from anything and everything.
To Carys, there is no greater feeling then when you lose yourself in a great story and it is that feeling of ultimate escapism which she tries to bring to her books.