Animosity, Vol. 4: The Walled City by Marguerite Bennett, illustrated by Rafael de Latorre
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*Published April 16, 2019*
Oh…this one went dark. This volume went to a very dark place and it was a bit unnerving to read, but it does show how much humanity is animalistic.
Betrayal! Jesse is kidnapped by a traitor she trusted and loved. Sandor follows the bloody trail to the dreaded Walled City, where the remains of human civilization reign in terrible power–and attempt to rebuild the world for humans only. With the hideous truth of the Walled City revealed, Sandor must use every ounce of cunning to rescue Jesse from her human captors–before the try to “save the world” from the risen Animals…
I think what a lot of this series is showing is that there is always going to be good and bad within the world, and it will depend on what side you are on what you do or how you are perceived. In this one, a colony called the Walled City is thought to be a heaven on earth, especially for the women of the world, but when Kyle brings Jessie there, it’s shown that this is no heaven on earth. As one woman tries to bring back human society, through cruelty and violence both to humans and animals, Jessie shows the girls of the commune that there is a different way to live, even if it means leaving the safety of the walls.
What does it mean to have humanity? How do you show said humanity?