I’m disappointed to say this volume just wasn’t as good for me as the others. It wasn’t nearly as funny, and I just didn’t feel as invested or interested in the characters since there didn’t seem to be much new depth added to them. I think the problem was even though this is Hazel’s story, she’s not my favorite character, and this volume did focus a lot more on her than the others. I do have a few thoughts though.
1) IV has now transitioned into the #1 spot for my favorite character in the series. I’ve said it before, but this time even more than the others he was shown to be really not a bad guy. But he’s was still just as hilariously insulting.
2) What the hell happened to The Will?! He really went downhill, especially considering he used to be my favorite character.
3) I did enjoy getting to see a little more of Upsher and Doff’s relationship (the reporters) since they haven’t had much screen time. Upsher is kind of a jerk, but Doff seems to have his priorities straight, and it’s sweet seeing the way they work together as a couple.
4) I’m totally shipping Hazel and IV’s son.
Anyway, the artwork was still beautiful and I’m definitely not giving up on the series, but this volume just fell a little flat for me.
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