Beasts of Abigaile Vol. 4

Beasts of Abigaile Vol. 4Beasts of Abigaile Vol. 4 (Beasts of Abigaile, #4) by Aoki Spica
Series: Beasts of Abigaile #4
Published: 20 November, 2018 by Seven Seas
Genres: Manga
Pages: 180
Format: Paperback
Source: Gift
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A brief overview of the series thus far: A girl named Nina is attacked by a werewolf, and then she becomes one. She is taken to Abigaile Island, a prison/school for werewolf children to learn how to become docile slaves to their human oppressors. Once there, she enters into a love triangle with Roy, the werewolf and bad boy who originally attacked her, and Gilles, the dark-haired man who is friends with the student council president. Nina learns more about the luga (werewolves) and vows to help them in their quest for freedom.

When I started reading the Beasts of Abigaile series, the first book had just come out, and I had expected it to be a lot longer. Much to my surprise, Volume 4 is the conclusion of the story, and it’s where we finally start getting real answers about what happened to the luga princes, why Nina turned into a werewolf in the first place, and what role her family played in the history of Abigaile Island. It’s a pretty great payoff, and I was satisfied with the way that the story ended. The epilogue especially was just adorable.

I do think that the series would have benefited from another volume or two; it feels like there are a lot of events and details packed into one book, and the pacing is different from the rest of the book. I get the impression that maybe the publisher decided to stop the series after 4 books, and so the author was forced to pack a lot of plot and backstory into the last volume in order to make it work. This was such a fun series, and I can’t help but wish that there was more of it.

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