Low Vol. 3: Shore of the Dying Light

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Low Vol. 3: Shore of the Dying Light
By Rick Remender (Writer), Greg Tocchini (Artist), Dave McCaig (Colourist)
Publisher: Image Comics
ISBN13: 9781632157089
Pages: 128
Genre: Graphic Novel/Science Fiction

Blurb:

Stel Caine rises from the depths to the surface of the Earth, the first human in millennia to walk on the sun-blasted wasteland. Her daughters aren’t far behind, and not everyone shares Stel’s hopeful outlook for the future. Will this family reunion reveal the key to mankind’s salvation… or snuff out the light forever?


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*This title contains explicit/graphic content that may not be suitable for all readers.

I am generally very good at avoiding spoilers and will keep this brief since it is the conclusion of my time with Low for now. However, to err on the side of caution you might skip this final review if you have not began the series and intend to.

I am not sure how to go about this review to be honest. I do not want anything I say here to negatively affect anyone’s decision to read this series. I love Low! From volume 1-3 it has delivered a satisfying story that scratched my sci-fi itch in the best of ways. The watercolor artwork has continually delivered an engaging experience that pairs exceptionally well with the post apocalyptic setting. As I have mentioned, it presents an almost nostalgic air.

I normally include a few shots of the art and illustration at this point in my review. However, I feel that I am unable to do so with this volume as it might lead to potential spoilers. 

I do admit that I have a few minor concerns at this point:

  • We have hit a more depressing and desperate part of the plot that makes this volume a tougher read (not necessarily bad, but some might find it harder to appreciate).
  • Character development feels as though it has stalled to a degree.
  • I have some trepidation in regards to possible conclusions.
  • I can find no clear date on the possible release of volume 4. I believe that the next 4 issues of the comic shall be released by mid June, so I am hoping a new volume will follow at that time.

Positive elements of note:

  • Remender continues to expand on this immersive, aquatic setting which feels truly unlimited and without bounds.
  • We are exposed to an endless supply of new and interesting species that provide even more depth and richness to the story arc.
  • The potential is wide open for Stel Cain, our devoted optimist. She pushes onward and remains a beautiful and courageous heroine that is easy to admire and follow.

Low remains an effortless recommendation for fans of sci-fi and dystopian reads. Visually pleasing and atmospheric, it truly has a lot to offer. It easily commands attention and leaves the reader wanting more. Which is unfortunately the case, as I sit impatiently awaiting the next and possibly final installment.

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Goodreads Monday ~ Ragdoll

goodreads-mondayGoodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners and add your own links!

My Random Pick

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Ragdoll (Detective William Fawkes #1)
By Daniel Cole
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN13: 9780062653956
Pages: 384
Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Blurb:

A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together like a puppet, nicknamed by the press as the ‘ragdoll’.

Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter.

The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them.

With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?

Ragdoll has been making rounds and my curiosity has the best of me. I placed an order today. This is one I will be tackling very soon. I know several of you have read and even reviewed this one. What are your thoughts on Ragdoll? Do you have any similar titles on your TBR?

Happy Monday!

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Sunday Sum-Up

sunday-sum-up-2%2f19%2f17The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer that I am linking my Sunday Sum-Ups with. Stop by and say hello!

Good Morning/afternoon (or maybe even evening)! It has been another long, but productive week in and out of the blogosphere for me. Work is picking up, which is fantastic! But it also means it is more important than ever to squeeze in those breaks and down time so that I can keep a healthy momentum. Which is what I will continue to do on a weekly basis. I will sometimes miss posts or sharing. It is not personal. I follow a lot of wonderful bloggers. So many, that I cannot possibly catch up on every post missed during a two-day span. So if you feel I have missed something that you would like for me to share or read, feel free to send me an email so that I can make sure to reach for it in the middle of pile 😉

A Minor Change:

I am setting my comments to require moderation. It was a not an easy decision, as I know it will slow down my response times. However, after deleting a few comments this past week, I have realized that this is the best solution at this time. Unfortunately, not everyone who visits the site shares the common respect we hold for one another and authors. So while, I know that this will create a little more work on my end, I feel that is it worth it to prevent any unnecessary negativity. I want to continue to promote a positive and inviting atmosphere for everyone.  I appreciate the patience while I sort it all out 🙂


Mini Review

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The Salt Man
By Matt West
Kindle ASIN: B0722MBLZT
Pages: 31
Genre: Horror

 

Blurb: Four short stories. One will scare you, one will make you cry, one will make you blue, and another make you hope to never die.

My Thoughts: 

This is a small collection of somewhat frightening tales all composed by the same author. While only two of the four stories managed to actually scratch my horror itch, I found appreciation for the fluid writing style and consistency throughout. I think this is why I sometimes fare better with anthologies written by a single author.

Each story is very brief, but not without a message of caution tucked within. An enjoyable read if you are looking for something darker to pass a few minutes. My favorite of the four tales would be First In, Last Out. There is not much else that can really be said without spoiling the collection.


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Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1)
By Laini Taylor

Blurb:

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

Welcome to Weep.

This is actually a buddy read with Debby @ Always Booking! I am excited to share our thoughts when we complete this hefty little gem!


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I have a few households errands to accomplish today so I will wrap up for now. I would love to hear about your week! Share your current reads and plans for this upcoming week below and let’s catch up and chat 🙂  As always, take care and be well and above all else be you!

“If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values: they’re hobbies.”
-Jon Stewart

Cheers,

Danielle ❤

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