The Promised Neverland felt like a breath of fresh air with its original plot, suspense, and horror surrounding orphans raised to be served as a meal to demons. In Volume 3, the series shows that Isabelle is far more formidable than she appears after she leads Sister Krone to her demise, breaks Emma’s leg, and tells Norman that he is up next to be served. Volume 4 picks up right where 3 left us as the trio tries to figure out how to move forward without Norman dying.
If you’re like me and Sister Krone’s death was slightly heartbreaking in a weird way, Volume 4 was even more heartbreaking. The setup of the orphanages lead me to believe that there’s most likely no real way for the children to survive. Even if they escaped, there’s most likely demons spread across the world eager to eat them. Thankfully, these kids are far smarter than I expected and actually to escape with no casualties on their way out…but this plan came at the price of a major character’s death prior to their fiery escape.
Volume 5 finally shows readers what the outside world is like as Emma and others navigate through a forest with flesh hungry creatures while other demons are eager to capture them. Isabelle accepts defeat and reveals a gut wrenching secret that leads readers to asking even more questions about how this dark world works.
The Promised Neverland still holds its originality and darkness over the course of these two volumes. Heartbreak, fantasy, suspense, and horror are sure to follow in Volume 6 as the kids encounter a cloaked figure leading to their rescue…or harm.
Rating: 10 out of 10