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The Day of First Sun
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Top Customer Reviews
While reading the novel, I could understand and see various parts of each within it. The organization and infrastructure of the magical community reminded me of the world of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter with their own police force and remaining separate while intertwined with our real world. In that way, the author avoided the often chaotic circumstances from the Charmed universe.
Speaking of Charmed, the book reminded me of the series because of the potions they made to heal and vanquish demons as well as the Book of Shadows that witches and wizards have to help them in the fight against evil. Like in the show, the two worlds are kept separated except for the occasional non-magical person learning of their existence in which case their memories would be modified or they'd be brought into the fold to help.
Citing Buffy the Vampire Slayer as her original antithesis, I expected a blonde (duh right?) slaying vampires and saving the world. I wasn't too off with that but I think the largest contribution was the idea of Girl Power.Read more ›
The plot! Amazing and well thought-out plot. Annie and Cham are friends for a very very long time like started their school together, same college and then got to the same job - in the Wizard Guard, yeah, you read that right. Wizard Guard is like FBI for the magical world. When a non-magical princess is murdered by magical means, Annie takes over this case, with her team, Cham, Gibbs and Spencer. They find various clues and suspects to the murder. Soon, they are on trail for a vampire and an irresponsible wizard. All the paranormal elements are satisfactorily explained and they are completely enjoyable. So, star 1 added!
Kick-ass heroine! Annie is one of those heroines, who walks around the world with a confidence and bravery. One thing I always fall for in a book, is a confident heroine. Annie shows courage, patience and kindness, whenever needed or necessary. I actually adored her, when she tortured the vampire, who was killing most of them in their country.
Well narrated! There are no sub-plots, only one main plot. But, the author has done a good job of delivering it to the readers, without boring them. The friendship between Annie's team is great. And Gibbs' character was both bad-ass, smart and adorable. Sometimes, we need such members in a team. And it was a long time now that I have read a book, where vampires are villains (you must see me swooning over JRWard's heroes, LOL!).
The start of the novel! Totally my taste..Read more ›
The cover of Sheryl Steines "The Day of First Sun" is simple enough, almost too simple. While the eyes are haunting, the athame hints at magic and the shading suggest intrigue - it does nothing more than betray the story within. Now before you jump down my throat, I mean nothing negative by this...exactly. I like the cover well enough, but nothing JUMPS out at me - I'm sad to say that if I saw this cover in the local bookstore it wouldn't motivate me to stop and pick up the book. Which, frankly is a shame because the story within is worth a comfortable read. I myself enjoyed taking the my Kindle Fire outside, Hershey the bunny in tow and sitting under a big tree in a camp chair with a gentle breeze swirling around me.
The first thing that came to mind when I started reading "The Day of First Sun" is a mature version of Harry Potter. The story starts out by introducing us to Annie, her sister Samantha, Jason (Annie and Samantha's father) and a good portion of the Chamsky clan. This glimpse into the past gives us a delicious taste of the magic as we whisk along with a spirited broom race - which ends with 9 year old Annie... well you should read the book.
As the story progresses, we learn a few more things about the wizarding world Sheryl Steines has created. A Wizard Council which acts as the governing body, with the Wizard Guard to carry out measures much as the police do in the "non-magical" world are two key components threaded throughout the words Sheryl has crafted with care. We learn about various spells, charms, incantations and magical objects.
As I swiped each page I felt myself wanting MORE.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Annie and Cham are best friends, have been from little on up, they are also coworkers, confidants to each other, and slowly becoming lovers. Read morePublished on June 14, 2014 by Angels R Kids/Furkids
If you have some time to kill then this book will be alright. But nothing to get excited for. It had potential, the little kids were entertaining, and then they grew up into... Read morePublished on November 8, 2013 by heather
I guess it would make a good read for a teen. I think I just wanted more.
The heroine needed to be more (tougher, smarter, etc). Read more
Not a venue I ever choose so I did not read an intro well but found the book well under way before I realized tht was the story and it was just that, a story and I enjoyed it.Published on January 7, 2013 by MaryAnn Chabot-Fence
I really ended up liking this book. I have never been one who was extremely into the magic genre of novels, but this was really well done. Read morePublished on September 21, 2012 by Book Bite Reviews
My thoughts: So fun and entertaining. Annie is a kick butt character filled with bravery and spunk. Cham is a great male counterpart, and together they make a great team. Read morePublished on September 11, 2012 by Dorine White
I received this book s an ARC.
Wizards, Vampires, and Fairies, OH MY! This book has a little of everything you like to read about in the paranormal genre. Read more
Finally, after a whirlwind week of tours, here is my own review of Sheryl Steines book The Day of First Sun. Read morePublished on July 7, 2012 by Naimeless Author
The story centers on Wizard Guard and their investigation into the death of a non-magical princess. Doing most of the legwork in the investigation is Annie Pearce and Bobby "Cham"... Read morePublished on June 6, 2012 by jamiebmusings