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(The Half Bad Trilogy #3)

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This is the final battle.

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
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Hardcover, 340 pages
Published March 29th 2016 by Viking Books for Young Readers
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Laura
Sep 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Now THAT is how you end a series. Wow. This book destroyed me. I admit I had some reservations after Half Wild, but Sally Green redeemed herself and ended this series the way it deserves. I'm at such a loss for words. I need some time to gather my thoughts.

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
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Ari
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
what i need in this book:

- 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 & Gabri
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Ben Alderson
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I can not believe I have finished this series.
This novel was a fantastic ending to my favourite series. I loved everything.... Even the ending...

I will miss this world!
Maggi
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
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C.G. Drews
READ #2, November 2017:
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 brokenn
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Kiki
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
I'm so angry at this book, and not because it was sad, and not because I always want a happy ending (I don't), and not because I think that in order for a book to be good it has to have a happy ending. That's not the case at all.

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
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mith
Apr 10, 2014 marked it as maybe-read
I READ THE ENDING AND AESGD;KSDJG WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF
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.

Half Lost
imagine they'd made it Half Lives haha
anyway:

description

*jazz hands*

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.
It has also left me hating Annalise, but I think that was there since
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Bek
Mar 30, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: lgbt

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

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venus
Mar 30, 2016 rated it did not like it
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O.R.
[spoilers]
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
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Sarah Churchill
Possibly my favourite ending of any book, ever.

So many feels. A fantastic end to the series.
Emily May
Feb 20, 2016 rated it liked it
“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 li
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Charnell (Reviews from a Bookworm)
**** I'd probably suggest not reading this review if you haven't read Half Wild yet, as it spoils the end of Half Wild! ****

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
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Kisses A
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
Yeah so what the hell did I just read???????!!!!!!!!!
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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?????!!!
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Zeynepnur Cavcar
Dec 08, 2014 rated it did not like it
30.03.2016
(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
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Elena Salvatore
“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.
Revenge.
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, b
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Kirsty-Marie Jones
Apr 12, 2015 marked it as to-read
THE ONLY SHIP WILL SAIL. IT WILL.
Cee
Apr 01, 2016 rated it did not like it
*spoilers*

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
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Drew
Dec 29, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
“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 nowher
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Elise (TheBookishActress)
Jun 12, 2017 marked it as zzzzz-coverporn-etc
honestly the more I read about this book and the author's actions leading up to it the more annoyed and salty I get

EDIT bc someone asked and duh, I should've linked: Links about what happened, obviously containing spoilers. Another link.
Reed
Mar 29, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
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Mai
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Okay, so I've calmed down although I still have tears streaming down my face as we speak.

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
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Anna (Enchanted by YA)
I have loved this series from the beginning and I have so much respect for the directions Sally Green has taken it ...(view spoiler)
Kenny
Oct 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
4.5/5. All I can say is wow! I'm devastated by this, but that's how you finish a series.
majo
Sometimes, as a reader, you read a finale that impacts you in a way you weren't expecting. A finale that is painful, that makes you cry, that makes you have a hollow in your heart. Some of my favorite books have that kind of ending because when a book ends like that, you just won't get over it never. Those books will stay forever with you. Such is the case of books like Champion and Clockwork Princess. And such is the case as Half Lost.

I'm still crying. I don't know if I will ever recover from
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Mia
Jun 18, 2015 marked it as to-read
I thoroughly enjoyed Half Bad and Half Wild, but one thing that I want to be further addressed in this book is Nathan to explore his sexuality and his relationship with Gabriel. I believe Green has the ability to create a bisexual protagonist with Nathan, even though the series is not primarily LGBQT themed, I would absolutely love for Nathan to at least have a chapter of him thinking about his feelings towards both Gabrial and Annalise (though i think he's bisexual and you will never be able to ...more
☙ percy ❧
Jun 13, 2017 marked it as nein-nein-nein
Shelves: blacklist
hahHAHAHA fuck this book and fuck the author

(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)
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Casey Whisenant
Mar 30, 2016 rated it did not like it
Spoilers:

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
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Jessi ♡
Jun 15, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Didn't Finish Reading :)

thank god i have good friends that warned me about the bullshit ending, i'm gone. peaaaace out.
Laura P.
Oct 19, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Actual rating: 1.5 stars

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
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Hi - I'm Sally Green. I'm the author of the real-world/ fantasy Half Bad Trilogy, which is made up of Half Bad, Half Wild and Half Lost. Most people read them in that order but there's always a few who don't. Many people who read them are teenagers but there's a lot who aren't.

I'm currently working on a new series called The Smoke Thieves, which is due to be published in spring 2018 and is definit
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The Half Bad Trilogy (3 books)
  • Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy, #1)
  • Half Wild (The Half Bad Trilogy, #2)
“You've been away a long time. Were you lost?

I was wounded, not lost.”
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“Later I wake and he’s asleep and I move over him gently to kiss across his chest and listen to his slow heartbeat, and I want to stay there, listening to his heart. I feel strange. I can’t remember ever feeling like this. I think I’m sort of happy.” 33 likes
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