Updated: Aug 24, 2021
I suppose we’ve reached the end of the road… or have we? If you’ve read this latest installment to The Animal series, you’re privy to that information, and if you haven’t, what are you waiting for?! Like all the rest of the installments in this series, it’s packed with lots of drama, lots of action, and lots of bloodshed. But what would a K’wan read be without bloodshed? *Inserts evil villain laugh* But all jokes aside, Animal 5 is probably the most anticipated read of 2021, and I’m not just saying that because I’m a fan. Myself, like other readers vested in this series, have a waited a few years for this book and it did not disappoint! K’wan ties up a few loose ends in this installment, but not before unraveling just as many. "Animal could not say for sure where the things that he was going through would lead, but in an attempt at establishing some sort of clarity, he had to start where it had all begun."
Animal is still on the hunt for his kids, TJ and Celeste, and his team is right there to help him. "Some dogs will kill for you because that's what they've been trained to do, and some dogs will die for you because they love you." The closer Animal thinks he's getting to finding his kids, the further away they seem. Loyalty, family, and the willingness to die is what Animal needs to complete his mission and bring his kids home. But nothing in Animal's life is that simple. Readers know Animal is cursed, but we aren't certain if his curse extends to his kids.
K'wan brought back all our favorite characters and even some of our least favorite characters. And if they didn't make an appearance, they were mentioned. The Animal series may be done, but he left endless possibilities for spin-off series. This book was action packed and read just like a movie. With The Order, The Brotherhood, The Dog Pound, and a new group introduced to us, The Gorilla Tribe, there's plenty of fighting, and plenty of dying. "When you get to hell, show this to the devil so that he knows you were one of mine while you were on earth. That'll make sure you get treated right, and let him know he and I will settle up shortly." K'wan has a special knack of ending books leaving you questioning if you've even read the story correctly, and this book wasn't any different. Be prepared for the shock of your life. This book was worth the wait and then some.