Friday, February 17, 2017

Manga Review: Yona of the Dawn, Volume 4, by Mizuho Kusanagi

Rating (Out of 5): ~4.5
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: February 7, 2017
Volumes: 23+
Spoilers?: Light.
Volume: 1. 3. 5.

Goodreads Synopsis:

A red-haired princess loses her family and her kingdom… Now she must rise and fight for her throne!

Princess Yona lives an ideal life as the only princess of her kingdom. Doted on by her father, the king, and protected by her faithful guard Hak, she cherishes the time spent with the man she loves, Su-won. But everything changes on her 16th birthday when tragedy strikes her family!

While on a quest to find the Four Legendary Dragon Warriors, Yona and her friends meet Gija, the White Dragon. Gija uses his power to detect the other Dragons, but locating the Blue Dragon proves to be more difficult than expected, and the group runs into a string of disasters!


Now that they've found Gija, the white dragon, they're on the search for the blue dragon. Gija has a sense for where he is, but it's still hard to pinpoint, and it takes them a while to find the village. Gija, after living in luxury, is not used to living on meager means, either.
The blue dragon is a clear contrast to the white dragon, and it's obvious from the get-go. The blue dragon is being hidden and shamed and feared, and Yona has to search for him on her own, relatively speaking. It's clear that, even with everything that the blue dragon has gone through, Yona is still having an affect on him, and he's reacting despite his fears. I'm excited to see their interactions in the next volume, since they haven't really spoken yet.
Seeing the blue dragon's past is very heartbreaking and just makes me want to hug him.
Another emotional moment in the volume, was when Yona and Hak separate, and seeing his fear for her when things get dangerous—god I'm in love with them already. All the little moments where he kind-of hits on her and she has no idea—I love all of it.
I'm obsessed with this series already. I can't get enough of it, and even bimonthly is not fast enough for me.

 A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

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