Illustrated by Posuka Demizu
Emma and her family have to abandon their shelter after the assault from the Ratri clan. The kids find a temporary shelter in the woods from back before they found the shelter, but that becomes compromised when they realize that they are being watched by mechanical owls. One of the kids reveal that, just before they left, a message came through from some possibly allies and they were given a place to travel to, once again, in hopes of finding some human-sympathizers and allies. It isn't an easy feat to move the large group of children through a demon-infested forest, but Emma, Ray, and the rest are able to start their trek and protect everyone from rabid, hungry demons.
While it would probable make for some terrible storytelling, it's unfortunate that these children cannot find much of a respite in between being attacked or fearing for their lives. Emma and her smaller band had been traveling the demon world looking for clues on how to make the world safe for humans, so the rest of the kids did get a year to be in the shelter and "relax" as much as they could in what was still a fairly dangerous area, but Emma and her travel buddies weren't home long before the Ratri camp attacks and drives them out and on the move once again. Some readers will appreciate the frenetic pace of this series, but others might experience some fatigue. I, however, appreciate the difference from the beginning of this series when it seemed like the pace was glacial, and the kids would never get out of their "orphanage".
Sara's Rating: 9/10
Suitability Level: Grades 10-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1, vol 2, vol 3, vol 4, vol 5, vol 6, vol 7, vol 8, vol 9, vol 10, vol 11, vol 12
Publisher: VIZ Media
Publication Date: January 7, 2020
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: High School, Manga, Dystopian, Horror, Demons
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