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Sunstone: Book Two

(Sunstone #4-5)

4.60  ·  Rating details ·  252 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Contains vols. 4 & 5.
Hardcover, 504 pages
Published November 21st 2017 by Image Comics - Top Cow
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Melania 🍒

The second volume is even better than the first one. It was very interesting to read (and a pleasure to see, since the art is more and more beautiful )about the characters’ emotional struggles and growing as persons ;and that’s mainly because the story is so relatable and so well written .I was amazed by the psychological insides and the clear ,healthy analysis of the main relationship and its problems. I didn’t expected it. It really puts some stuff in a new light for me, it made me think
Rod Brown
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a guilty pleasure that helps me understand perhaps why so many people were so fervently reading those Fifty Shades of Grey books a while back.

I love the characters and that amazing cheesecake art.

Romance, erotica, humor and schmaltz combine to make an addictive if not particularly well written story of sex and love and bondage. The plotting is predictable and frustrating, but I could not put it down once the central relationship reached a point of crisis.
The Sapphic Nerd
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Yep. Still as good as before! I read the series online, as well as the trade paperbacks. This just...makes it better because it's all together in a beautiful hardcover with extras. Definitely worth re-buying. ...more
May 28, 2019 added it
I’ve never been a fan of the romance genre, so it’s saying a lot that I loved Sunstone. Lisa and Ally are such fantastic characters. I’m not sure what else to say, except I truly cared for them from the first pages to the end, when I was in tears. The way Sejic characterizes them with humor and pathos makes the story soar. It’s almost a bonus that Sunstone has gorgeous art and honest portrayals of sex. If you’re not a romance fan like me, this series just might capture your heart.
Lara (SapphicBookClub)
I think I'm in the minority here as I've enjoyed these volumes less than the previous ones. The whole miscommunication drama dragged on for too much and there were just too many monologues (not gonna lie I skipped a few pages with no guilt).

I do like the happy ending they got and that their relationship stayed healthy and loving and they worked through their issues. A wholesome conclusion to it all.
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Already read the trade paperbacks included here, so I know it's good. The larger format is great and the art is excellent. My only qualm is with Image Comics' printer with both this and the first volume. Either the glue or the inks used are very pungent in a chemical way. This can make reading unpleasant, which is unfortunate because the series is great. ...more
Ania Greenlake
May 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Il primo volume l'ho adorato, il secondo un po' meno.
Nonostante abbia divorato entrambi i tomi in una manciata d'ore, non ho potuto fare a meno di storcere il naso una volta arrivata alla fine della meravigliosa storia tra Lisa e Ally. Sì, la trama di per sé è davvero una piccola perla: c'è umorismo, introspezione, sesso (seppur sempre mostrato con una censura evitabile, a parer mio), amore e molto altro, ma anche lacune.
Stjepan Sejic è un maestro dell'illustrazione, soprattutto quando le sue op
Paul Allard
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Having already reviewed Volumes 4 & 5, this was a revisit for me. My review for Volume 4:
The relationships within the group develop

Lisa moves in with Ally and the word “love” begins to emerge but there is also a falling-out as neither face their feelings full on. We get further insights into the more peripheral characters as they explore new experiences and explain their motivation. It also includes flashbacks about how Ally’s interest developed.

Overtly and graphical sexual scenes are avoided bu
May 27, 2020 rated it liked it
This book gets more to the issues that develop from poor communication. It has lots of stories within stories, and it doesn't always clearly set that up ahead of time. It looks in depth at the baggage, insecurities, etc within the characters and how that causes problems/complications. Obviously, this series let you know from the start how it ends, so it isn't a will they/won't they situation so much as a "how."

It ends on starting a relationship. Which... fine. But I honestly think it would have
Jessi Joan
Mar 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
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Apr 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
If the first book in the this series was about the joy of new relationships formed from a common interest (in this case BDSM), this book is about maturing relationships. What happens if you want to move from friends-with-benefits to something more and your partner doesn't or maybe they do but you're afraid to ask and rock the boat. It's about friendship and jealousy and communication and misunderstandings and having friends at your back. Overall an excellent read though intense enough that I nee ...more
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A printed out version of a gorgeous webcomic.

Book 2 gets even more in depth on the relationship and character development. It's not always as fun and sexy as in book 1, but it is certainly powerful and relatable. I don't want to spoil the plot, but it's really that good.

Most of the bonus content is on book 1, but this one still manages to be the thicker book.

Note: don't remember how long it took to read this, especially since I kept rereading bits of it and stopping to admire the art before movi
Mar 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Nov 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Pretty good ending, it all wrapped up alright. The illustrations were definitely way cooler in the second half, with way more experimental pages that were super cool to look at.

I definitely think the story was better in the first half, but it might just have been that it resonated with me a little better. I think it stuck the landing pretty well, and it's definitely the only purely romance/slice of life comic I've been able to sit through. Would recommend to anyone who'd like to be surprised by
Matthew WK
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 out of 5 stars - a definite romance/slice of life story where the characters drive the story, not superheroes or the plot. Characters are well developed and I felt invested in their decisions and consequences which produces emotions in the reader. I rated 4 instead of 5 as it's a bit of a niche read - not for everyone and also the first third really deals with insecurities revolving around insecurities, but the end wraps more with a flavor of jealousy. Trying to give a broad assessment here ...more
May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, feminism, lgbtq
Actually, 4.5 stars.
This book was even better than the first. The characters really came to life. It’s a beautiful love story of such a high quality that I have never read before in comics. Sometimes it’s a bit repetitive in the phrasing though, so I can’t give it the full 5 stars. The art deserves 10 to be honest. It’s absolutely stunning.
A must read.
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, lgbtq
Full of adorable flirty times, imaginative sexcapades, frank and respectful portrayals of BDSM culture, the inevitable relationship roadblocks and misunderstandings, and a healthy dose of humor. A bit like Strangers in Paradise's kinkier cousin, this endearing friends-with-benefits turned romance will have you feeling all the feels. And oh yes, it is sexy as hell. ...more
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am in love with this series. I can't count how many times I would read something and think to myself, "Oh my god, that's me!" I'm so glad to have been introduced to these books and these characters. ...more
Rebecca King
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-reads
Absolutely loved this! A new favourite graphic novel series! I cannot wait for Book Three to be released and read more about these characters and their relationships
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
This story is so freaking cute. I'm glad this volume exits because it gives some well needed perspective and also learning experiences for our faves. ALSO I WANT MORE! ...more
Feb 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
very gay
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
All I can say is that this book made me feel so many emotions. Harsh, warm, sad, happy, jealous, and just overjoyed. Absolutely will read this series over and over again. Wow. Just wow.
Jul 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Aug 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm
WHY DID THIS BOOK HAVE TO END? IT WAS AMAZING. Anyway. Lots of feels in this book. I screamed and almost-cried a couple of times. FEELS. As usual, the artwork, story, and characters are amazing and I would probably read any graphic novel this author writes.
Zian B.
Sep 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: want-to-buy
I left individual reviews to both of the volumes after having read them, and decided to do a review for Book Two.
I think I like Book Two more than Book One because this entire book was a rollercoaster of emotion, while Book One was more setting the layout for what happened in this book. I’m curious to get more insight at other characters and very excited to see what’s next for the overall series.
Graham G
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book was so formative for me, I really value it above so many others. It has its problems, but for all that I still love it deeply. There's a reason I begin every year with this series, and I still cry at the end. ...more
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Stjepan Šejić is a Croatian comic book writer and artist, known for his work on the series Witchblade, Aphrodite IX, Sunstone, and The Darkness among others.

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