Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Horror
Length: 320 pages
Release Date: August 2, 2016
Stand Alone or Series: 1st book in the Monster Hunter Memoirs series
Source: eGalley from Edelweiss.com
Rating: 5/5 stars
“The Colossal Titan has breached humanity’s first line of defense, Wall Maria. Mikasa, the 104th Training Corps’ ace and Eren’s best friend, may be the only one capable of defeating them, but beneath her calm exterior lurks a dark past. When all looks lost, a new Titan appears and begins to slaughter its fellow Titans. Could this new monster be a blessing in disguise, or is the truth something much more sinister?”
The first volume left us at a huge cliffhanger. This volume does get to the fate of Eren…but not until the very end.
The majority of the book is dedicated to Mikasa’s backstory which tells us how she and Eren meet. We also follow what is left of Eren’s group as they try to regroup and give the rest of the people in the city time to evacuate. Then a crazy Titan appears who is attacking other Titans…this could be a good thing…right?
This was a pretty intense book. There is a ton of action and a lot of violence. The illustration was really well done. The action scenes in this manga series have been exceptional; easy to follow yet still complex.
I love how all these little mysteries surrounding the Titans are unfolding. I also really enjoyed the more in depth look at this world in the detailed diagrams between chapters.
Overall this has been a fantastic manga series and I am really looking forward to seeing what happens next. I wasn’t a huge fan of the anime (it just moved too slow) but this manga has been fantastic. I would recommend to fans of action-packed shounen.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– Graphic Novel Reading Challenge
– Mount TBR Reading Challenge
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
– Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge