Series: Sunstone #3
Published: August 26th 2015 by Image Comics
Genres: Graphic Novels
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I’m going to keep this review pretty short, as I don’t have much to say about Sunstone Vol. 3 that hasn’t already been said in my reviews of the first two volumes.
Quick synopsis of the series: Ally and Lisa are two women who meet online, become friends, and begin a BDSM relationship. Sunstone isn’t like the trainwreck that was Fifty Shades of Grey. It’s a more realistic portrayal of BDSM that focuses on trust, consent, and perhaps most importantly, fun. <insert standard disclaimer about adult material in the series blah blah blah>
Compared to the first two volumes, the third volume of Sunstone is a lot slower. We’re introduced to several new characters who don’t really *do* anything yet. It’s pretty obvious that it’s setup for something that’s going to happen later. It’s a lot of friends hanging out and people dropping by and now you’re acquainted with a new character, but that character hasn’t really done anything to advance the plot.
The one development that was really nice was seeing Ally and Lisa brave their awkwardness to take the next step in their relationship. During the last book, it was obvious that what started as a friends with benefits situation had evolved into an actual romance, but both characters were shy and afraid of losing what they had, and so neither one was willing to admit their feelings. It’s really cute to see them take that leap.
Overall, Sunstone Vol. 3 was still an enjoyable read, despite suffering just a wee bit from middle book syndrome, and I’m hoping to continue the series.