Title: Btooom! vol 3
Publisher: Yen Press
Author: Junya Inoue
The opening to Btoom! Book 3 is a gem, one of my favourites. I can’t say much more as this a critical review not a story summary, but the pace changes in that one chapter are subtle and clever and lead nicely into the story’s second bombshell, the first being that the characters are playing a death game for real.
Another good thing for the story is that by now you are engaging with the characters, getting to know some of their backgrounds while also keeping some mystery in their lives.It’s good to see that in what is in essence an action story, time has been taken on characters you can invest in. Book 3 also gets the reader to evaluate what they might do in certain situations, the battle of self preservation against keeping a team of people together.
It is one of those books that doesn’t bring much new to the story but does immerse you deeper into the characters, their individual story’s, as well as showing that the island is not a safe to place be even without other players.
It moves the story on very nicely though and is as an important part of the story as any other book because if you are like the type of reader I am it totally involves you and does something really important and that is it gets you thinking.