Monday, June 25, 2018

Manga Review: The Promised Neverland, Volume 3, by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shonen Jump (VIZ Media)
Release Date: April 2018
Volumes: 9+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 2. 4.

Goodreads Synopsis:

The children of the Grace Field House orphanage have their happy lives upended when they find out they’re being raised to be fed to demons. Can they escape their fate before it’s too late?

Life at Grace Field House has been good for Emma and her fellow orphans. While the daily studying and exams they have to take are tough, their loving caretaker provides them with delicious foods and plenty of playtime. But perhaps not everything is as it seems…

As more children learn the horrifying truth, a rift begins to form between them. Can they work together so everyone can escape? Or will some children need to be left behind at the orphanage?


While what Don and Gilda are doing seems dumb, instead it seems to teach them a lesson about what Emma and Norman have told them. It's also a lesson to Emma, since she gets to see what the secrets made them think, and it put the group in a new perspective for her.
The consequences aren't immediate, at least. Only later, when Mother reveals what she actually knows and what she plans to do about it. The kids are even smart about it, calculating what they can and can't do in this situation, reading each other. But still, Mother throws an even bigger curve ball in that ends everything—at least for right now.
Man, I am seriously surprised at the twists this series has taken so quickly. We're only three books in, and already we've learned a lot and had several twists thrown in to make it harder on them all. I'm excited and horrified, and I really can't wait to see what happens next.

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