“I’ll protect you. I won’t let them kill you. I swear… that’s a promise.”
Put your hands together, people. This book deserves 10 years of applause because it’s THAT good. I know I said that Tokyo Ghoul 2 was good, but this one completely blows that one out of the water. I though that book 2 was heart-rending, but this one will seriously rip your heart out of your chest, stomp on it, take a break and the keep stomping on it some more. It’s an emotional roller-coaster of feels, feels, feels.
This book shows the aftermath of what happened in book 2, with a heavy focus on Hinami Fueguchi. You really learn the extent of her sorrow, how she is just barely coping and you just want to give her a hug. The way the author develops her character is beautiful, you can really see her grow up in the span of a few pages.
Another notable character I felt grudgingly impressed by was a human CCG officer called Mado. He is an absolute creep. I’m serious. There was this one part in the book where I literally leapt out of my chair in fright because he was so terrifying. (It’s recommended you don’t read this at 1am in the morning like what I did!) His appearance doesn’t help, by the way. Props to Sui Ishida for knowing how to write such a petrifying character!
The unsure, frightened Kaneki from book 1 has evolved into… a Kaneki that is less frightened! I felt so proud of Kaneki in this book, because he has just started to accept that he is no longer fully human, yet he will never be 100% ghoul. He has realised that he is the only one that can understand the viewpoints of both ghouls and humans, and that it’s up to him to make THEM understand too. I get the feeling that he will be able to change the status quo, and am excited to see how he will achieve this in the next books!
This book is dark, gritty and so thrilling at the same time! Not even joking, once you pick up this series your life will be changed. This book is even better than the previous two in the series – it seems like with every new volume, the story just gets better and better because the plot is thickening. Don’t miss out!
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