Title: Sunset Rising Series
Author(s): S.M McEachern
Publisher: Clownfish Publishing
Genre: Dystopian, Fantasy
Rating: 4 out of 5
There are four main words I use for the Sunset Rising series by S.M. McEachern: I love these books.
These books will have your heart pounding on two levels. The obvious is the rich, action-packed scenes that flow seamlessly one to the other. The other is how Sunny and Jack demonstrate a heart-deep courage to be vulnerable and to change.
Action? That’s common enough in young adult literature. Embracing vulnerability and trust? That is a deep breath of invigoratingly fresh air. Sunny and Jack take a firm grasp of the kind of love that changes them and everyone around them. The kind of love that looks past offence; forges through pain and past generations of hatred to forgiveness; refuses to give into to self-pity; and arms itself with trust, hope, and perseverance to plough through wave after wave of opposition, doubt and fear. They are honest with each other, especially when honesty represents a huge personal risk. And they make their needs known, not hiding them.
My only real disappointment was with Dena. She seemed a cliche attempt to be politically correct.
Great plot. Deep issues. Inspiring characters. I highly recommend these books, and I want to know what happens next.