Illustrated by Posuka Demizu
Mister tests out the survival skills of Emma and Ray by leading them into a deadly situation with plenty of man-eating demons. Afterwards, Emma decides to have a heart to heart with Mister about all the pain he’s been feeling for years since his friends died. Mister leads Emma and ray into a trap, which he is regretful for because Emma was getting through to him! Emma ways up in a strange village with other children, which turns out to be a secret demon hunting ground. Ray convinces Mister to lead him to Goldy Pond to rescue Emma from being hunted, and Emma does what she does best - tries to save all the other children from becoming demon food.
Emma is introduced to a new group of children and older teens as part of the hunting ground, so there are even more characters to keep track of. Don't worry, the mangaka has provided inserts with brief bios of all of them so we can learn about them and keep track. This new group of characters is already a little more interesting than the ones Emma left behind in the shelter. They have skills, motivation, and already some individual personalities. The heartaches and near-reveals of this William Minerva person are approaching heart-break levels as a reader, but the cliffhanger on this one might finally prove to be of some hope for our brave heroine. This is another action-packed, world-building volume that is thoroughly enjoyable despite its bone-chilling parts.
We get another gruesome scene in here on par with the reveal in volume 1, which gives the series its older teen rating.
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
Publisher: VIZ Media
Publication Date: February 5, 2019
ISBN: 9781974702299 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: High School, Manga, Dystopian, Horror, Demons, VIZ Media
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