Source: Dark Horse Comics/Netgalley – I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I received no compensation
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Edition: eArc, 110 Pages
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Declan Thomas’s body temperature is dropping. He never gets sick, never feels pain. An ex-inmate of an insane asylum that was destroyed in a fire, he has the strange ability to step inside a person’s madness – and sometimes cure it. He hopes to one day cure his own, but time is running out, as a demonic predator pursues him through a nightmare version of Boston – and when Declan’s temperature reaches zero…it’s over!
Colder is one of those books I grabbed based purely on the fact that the cover was one that I couldn’t take my eyes off of. Granted this one is more of ‘oh god that’s terrible’ kind of fixation but nevertheless I was drawn in and if you think the cover is bad you’re in for a treat.
The story revolves around Declan Thomas and his nurse Reece who has been taking care of him while he was basically in an aware state of comatose. When he suddenly gets ups and starts talking she is both intrigued and reluctant to be brought along in his tale which delves right into insanity and put her in danger.
I love the fact that this is a book about insanity, it’s caught up in it and pulls you in till your at the point where you don’t really want to look away no matter how much you cringe. I love the overall story and how oddly twisted it is and at times it’s even cute. There is some humor which offset the amount of horrible stuff that happens. Jack Nimble is quite the bad guy, he reminds me of Joker only he has much more power to harass people to the point of breaking. The one complaint I have is that wish the explanation had come a bit sooner because I was really lost on the how and why for a bit.
I’m really glad I decided to read this one and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what happens with this concept in the future.