The Alliance is losing the war, and their most critical weapon, seventeen-year-old witch Nathan Byrn, is losing his mind. Nathan’s tally of kills is rising, and yet he’s no closer to ending the tyrannical rule of the Council of White Witches in England. Nor is Nathan any closer to his personal goal: getting revenge on Annalise, the girl he once lov ...more
Okay, I think I can write this review now. When I say this book destroyed me, I 100% mean it. The feels I was feeling can’t even be explained. I laughed, cried, cheered, screamed, cried some more, smiled, cried a hell of a lot more, and on i ...more
- less annalise
- analise dead
- nathan & gabriel hiking
- nathan & gabriel climbing
- nathan & gabriel swimming
- nathan & gabriel kissing
is that too much to ask? *puppy eyes
EDIT AFTER READ 5 APRIL 2016
OK... first of all I'd like to thank to everyone of you who liked and comment my pre-read rambling, I didn't expect it'd drawn so many likes ^^
After read the book, I'd say that I got what I need except one :))
But Sally gave us more than just Nathan & Gabriel kissing!
About th ...more
I'm so angry at this book because it felt like the entire thing was just window dressing for the Shocking Ending. And I know that anyone who thinks the ending was ridiculous and pointless and depraved is going to be accused of wanting "rainbows and unicorns" but guess f ...more
I'M BROKEN AND EVERYTHING HURTS AND WHY THE HECK DID I WANT TO REREAD THIS. This book gave me anxiety. Also I freaking love it. I love this whole series. It is brutal and actually really cleverly told (the foreshadowing is A+ the whole way through) and it actually underlines the physical and psychological damage of war. The characters are real, so so real. I didn't read this book...I fell into it. The powerful writing, the agony, the triumph, the wildness and the broke ...more
This review is NOT spoiler free – please proceed at your own peril.
Let me count the ways I feel so betrayed.
Some people may remember me a staunch support of this series in its youth. This is the series that got me into YA literature. It was never perfect, but it was interesting and different.
Instead book three comes out and everything crashes and burns. The plot loses itself (what the hell is blue? Why was it introduced so late?) the characters we’ve become invested in disappear or die (Arran is...more
I AM B R O K E N
THERE IS A FUCKING COVER LOOK AT THAT BEAUTY
Do I get why it's a tree? No.
Do I care that it's a tree? Nah.
Okay there's a title.
The ending of Half Wild has left me hella anxious and hella needy.
The whole of Half Wild has left me shipping Gabriel and Nathan like no fucking tomorrow.
Why precious Gabby ;( now every happy scene hurts. Such a tragic love story
Always so hopeless.When they finally got together&dared to have one simple dream it was snatched away too. But at least both were free of cruelty & together in tragic peace at the end.
Proof for Gabriel's & Nathan's undying love for each other. Like the ring, forever.
Their love was so real&mature,actions not just words,love not just empty lust.Respect,loyalty and devotion.
Tragic war kids with one simple dream th ...more
“I’ve killed fifty-two people. But really all I want is to get my hands on her. I’d be happy with fifty-three. Just one more and I’ll be satisfied."
2 1/2 stars. I liked this book more than Half Wild. I liked the gay romance. I liked that Nathan is a true antihero with a murderous mean streak that he actually acts upon - in other words, he isn't just one of those characters who's sold as an antihero but never does anything questionable.
But I have a theory. The same theory I have about series ...more
I both loved and hated Half Lost. Okay, okay... I LOVED IT! But I am a broken human being right now. I am hurt deep in my soul and don't know what to even do about it. Sally Green definitely knows how to write an epic finale that can shock and surprise her readers, and happily crush our hearts and souls. Prepare yourself for this book, it is going to be a book you find impo ...more
(Might have spoilers, I'm pissed off)
I'm not going to rate this book. I'm crying and I feel so sick. But I don't want to give this book one star or hate it. I just feel BETRAYED. Half Bad was the book that got me into reading. Nathan was the only character that I really connected and definitely my favourite. AND HE DID NOT DESERVE THAT ENDING. GABRIEL BOUTIN, THE MOST PERFECT '(boy)FRIEND' AS NATHAN SAID, DID NOT DESERVE THAT. I hate and love this book at the same time. The story, the ...more
(view spoiler)[ so let me get this straight, at the end Nathan turned to a tree!!!!?????? Like what is she thinking!!!??!?! (hide spoiler)]
It was mediocre until the end. The ending sucked big time. I think Sally taught it was a joke to actually use that as and ending. I don't know but if it is a joke I am certainly not laughing. I had such high hopes for this book. Gonna be honest but I did enjoy it until the end. Why would you do that?????!!! ...more
I am so very, very disappointed with this book.
Sally Green threw away a great premise, wonderful characters, by writing the same, dreadful tropes.
Do you know how hard it is to find Lgbt+ books? Do you know how hard it is to find good Lgbt+ books that don't focus on sexuality? It's a thousand to one. It's a thousand to one, and none of the Lgbt+ characters ever get a happy ending.
I cannot believe that Sally used social media, made it very clear that she was marketing this book to you ...more
“I’m tired of your revenge, your anger, your hate. The war is killing you.”
This trilogy should have been a standalone. Or a duology.
Firstly, I need to establish - I LOVED the first book. I thought Half Bad was awesome and atmospheric and gritty. The sequel was pretty good too, though in my opinion this trilogy peaked at the end of the first book.
I hated Half Lost. Everything I loved from the previous books was gone and it had everything that annoyed me - boring writing, a plot that went nowh ...more
“You've been away a long time. Were you lost?
I was wounded, not lost.”
Now that his father is dead and Annalise, vanished.... Nathan has only one thing in his mind.
He needs to kill Annalise.
Kill her because everything bad that happened, happened because of her.
Kill her because she is the reason his father is now dead and he is alone.
But he isn't alone. Not really.
He has Gabriel.
Gabriel who stays with him even tho they barely even talk. He doesn't even listens when Gabriel is talking, ...more
This might be the best book of the whole trilogy yet it was the worst one of them, it was the most beautiful thing ever yet the most tragic of them all. Looking at the story throughout the three books, I think that Nathan had the worst life ever, the most unfair everything and none of what'd happened to him was his fault.
I fell in love with this book and the writing with every page I turn, the way the story ...more
(this is going to contain spoilers so Beware)
i'm not averse to tragic endings in general and neither am i averse to tragic endings in queer books (although i generally avoid them because we get enough tragedy in our day-to-day lives); i'm not gonna be all THIS BOOK SUX BC THE GAYS DIED necessarily.
the thing that is disgusting and the reason why i'm not gonna fuckin read this book is because she was queerbaiting her (mostly lgbt, mostly teenage fans) ...more
If I could give this book a lower rating, I would. I'm so sick of writers giving bullshit endings to LGBT characters without another thought. I had such high hopes for this book, and I was again let down by an author I thought actually understood what she was doing.
Even without the travesty that is the end of Nathan and Gabriel, Nathan's character is slaughtered with bad writing and a fundamental misunderstanding of his ENTIRE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT throughout the series. I didn't think ...more
I'm still crying. I don't know if I will ever recover from ...more
Half Lost managed to beat "Allegiant" (by Veronica Roth) for the "crappiest ending ever". That was nothing in comparison; at least in that book you could catch a message of courage, of hope and of mending hearts.
In Half Lost? Well, the messages seem to be:
-Life sucks big time and then you die
-The light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train that runs you over (and you die)
-It’s okay to commit suicide and give up on life
Sorry to say, I’m basically disgusted with th ...more
I'm currently working on a new series called The Smoke Thieves, which is due to be published in spring 2018 and is definit ...more
Other books in the series
I was wounded, not lost.”