The stunning sequel to Sally Green's breathtaking debut novel - HALF BAD. Now available for pre-order!
After finally meeting his elusive father, Marcus, and receiving the three gifts that confirm him as a full adult witch, Nathan is still on the run. He needs to find his friend Gabriel and rescue Annalise, now a prisoner of the powerful Black witch Mercury. Most of all he n
I like Gabriel a lot better then that whi…more Why have you said this on both books, get over it. Saying no offense does not magically make your words nice.
I like Gabriel a lot better then that whiny little Witch who couldn't even stand up against her brother. She let the person she so called like, get carved up like a thanksgiving Turkey and doesn't even appear to know about it or at least feel some shred of sorrow.
So, who cares. By the author it will be a one sided puppy love from Gabriele's side and Nathan will die broken bleeding defending the so called love of his life no doubt leaving her pregnant or some such thing.(less) (hide spoiler)]
This is not the sequel I had hoped for when I closed Half Bad last year, exhilarated and excited for the next installment. I'm going to be completely honest and say I found myself skim-reading parts of the second half because it just could not hold my attention. So if you do happen to read this and discover something amazing, it's possible that it happened while I was busy not caring.
Okay. What went wrong?
We started off on the wrong foot. Barely more than twenty pages in I was ...more
Who don't ship Nathan and Gabriel?
I've never read a novel where the hero ends up with the gay boy in stead of the too-perfect heroine. I hope this one makes the exception.
My actual review
I don't know how I feel about this book. I read it and I thought about the unfairness of this world. The white witches (the bad ones) remind me of sexist and racist people in real life and it made me feel depressed and mad. Out of topic and crazy I know. But th ...more
You know how you go back to read a book and suddenly remember how much it meant to you?? Hi. It's me right now. I seriously can't sum up my love for this series. It's complex and brutal and so so messy and bloody and MY HEART. I think it fell on the floor?? I think I am a small black hole of destructive feelings but oh my god. I love this book.
• I loved it even better the second time
• audiobook is still 5000% the most perfect thing
• can British people pls read all ...more
A somewhat interesting plot with terrible writing, but mostly a chore to read.
The book starts off with this annoying formatting:
And then it continues at other points throughout the book too:
And it’s not just the formatting that’s bad. I’ve said previously that parts of the first book felt too much like a rough draft , the same is true here. While whole sections in this book read smoothly, others are too unpolished and amateurish. One of two things needs to happen for this series, eithe ...more
I will try to re-read first two books before the release of third and hopefully write a more coherent review ;)
Officially best author ever.
Now I am just really embarrassed for not keeping it eloquent, though *burns* . This is what happens when you write a review right after reading a book and don't expect anyone to read it. Especially authors. I'm sorry.
But, oh my gosh, I'm so touched <3
I feel weird after this ending O.O it was good, just... To be upset and really WOWed at the sa ...more
Well, this was another of those books that I should really have read the first in the series before requesting the second.
I honestly didn’t understand this book. I didn’t get what was going on or why, and I didn’t care. The writing was once again unusual…
“You bow your head and the rain runs off you, rivulets of red, to join the mud and the blood aroun ...more
Okay, so Half Wild picks up where Half Bad ended, it continues on with Nathan's life as a Half Code who is hated by pure white witches and wanted dead for being the son of the most dangerous black witch, Marcus Edge.
I was very scared I'll end up hating this book because it seems like sequels are always worse than the first book. However, I prob ...more
I loved the brutality of it.
I loved the tough decisions the protagonist has to make, and that he's not afraid to make them.
I loved that the main character, Nathan understands that in times of war you have to kill, you have to be cruel, vicious, bad. Because in war it is you and the ones you love or the others, and a lot of times in YA books, protagonists don't understand the importance and the necessity of being selfish and harsh and cruel and bloody. T ...more
But still Nathan is alone.
His meeting with his father wasn't the one he was anticipating and he didn't got the chance to ask him all the questions that he wanted. More than that he wasn't able to kill him so that he can free Annalise. He knew that he wouldn't, couldn't do that to his father no matter how cruel he was or that he never rescued him from his tragic life.
None of that matters now. What's impo ...more
In my case, it led to pleasure, so I´m looking forward to reading the last part.
I finished the first book in this trilogy a couple of days ago. It’s a wild, gruesome ride and I loved every minute of it.
This book, not so much.
I want to start by highlighting the good parts. Some scenes were great. There are a couple of scenes with Gabriel and Nathan that almost had me in tears, they were so bea ...more
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Half Wild. I liked the 'animal' development and the shift in relationships with Gabrielle, Annalise and Marcus. It all makes sense and probably needed to happen. It's just that on the whole it felt a little 'filler'. Compared ...more
Action was present from the start along with the development of some truly fascinating relationships. Nathan is a brilliant main character because he’s not “purely good”; yes he kills, and yes he’s not al ...more
I enjoyed the first book in this series, so I was excited to finally dive into this sequel! This book does have middle book syndrome, so it's very slow-paced, but I still enjoyed it!
This book takes place shortly after the events of Half Bad. Gabriel is currently missing, or dead, and Nathan keeps checking to see if Gabriel has showed up. He also still has to evade the Hunters and to make things even more difficult, he's havi ...more
Half Bad had some pacing issues but there was no problem with this one because I was constantly engaged. Namely because there's a certain love interest that I want him to get with. I felt like Nathan could fare better with th ...more
I did enjoy the LGBTQ factor in this book, it was a nice surprise for me because I had no idea that this book involved any LGBTQ in it, but I loved it!
Gabriel is still my favorite character in the trilogy. It was nice to see Nathan continue to grow as a person and his relationship with his father gr ...more
I'll finish out this series, certainly, but I hope th ...more
Wow guys this is the first book I have ever DNFed. It's not bad or anything, I'm just not into it. I want to read so many other books and don't really have the time to read this, and frankly I'm not super interested in the story so I think I'm just going to give up on this. The first book was fine, but yeah just not fussed on this. Probably won't be reading it anymore.
I'm . . . it's like there's someone, something else living in me. And he comes out and takes over. But I know he's still me, another part of me, a completely wild, uncaring me.
'Half Wild' is truly better than 'Half Bad' in my opinion. There's more world building and amazing character development. Marcus felt more life-like than in the first novel. In the first novel he read like a paper cut-out. Now he read like the MC's father and a somewhat evil person.
I also liked the way Nathan ...more
Just some things I'm looking for in the next book:
-More father son bonding. Like, I find that stuff really emotional.
-Also more Darkness from Nathan (his violent tantrums really bring out the human in him, rather than making him your perfect, good natured protagonist)
I guess in general, the thing that got me from the first book was the idea of the bad witch, and whether this is just a lie told by the white witches. I thought i ...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