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BUDDY READ:Paranormal/Fantasy > Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy #1) by Sally Green - Restarting May 7th 2018

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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83335 comments Mod


Wanted by no one.
Hunted by everyone.

Sixteen-year-old Nathan lives in a cage: beaten, shackled, trained to kill. In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world's most terrifying and violent witch, Marcus. Nathan's only hope for survival is to escape his captors, track down Marcus, and receive the three gifts that will bring him into his own magical powers—before it's too late. But how can Nathan find his father when there is no one safe to trust, not even family, not even the girl he loves?

Half Bad is an international sensation and the start of a brilliant trilogy: a gripping tale of alienation and the indomitable will to survive.



Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83335 comments Mod
Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy #1) by Sally Green will be our second GBR for May 2015.

Please read at your own pace, and hide any spoilers ☺ You are welcome to join at any time during the month ☺

Happy Reading Everybody!


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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83335 comments Mod
Pre-Reading Questions -

Anybody got any thoughts on this one before we start?

Has anyone read anything similar to this before?

Anybody read anything else by this author previously?


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Jill | 7 comments Can I join? This seems interesting XD


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83335 comments Mod
You're quite welcome ☺


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Madison Rosewall | 44 comments I haven't read anything by this author before but I saw it at my library and I really want to read it! Looks good :)


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Twila | 940 comments I think I'll join you guys as well :D


Elizabeth Mathis (betwixtthesepages) | 1681 comments I'm planning on joining this, as well!


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83335 comments Mod
Welcome everybody!


Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 22694 comments Mod
I'll be joining in on this, just picked it up yesterday. ^-^


Elizabeth Mathis (betwixtthesepages) | 1681 comments Pre-Reading Questions:

1. I picked this up a couple times at a bookstore. Read the blurb. Turned to the first page and read it. Put it back down. At the time, I wasn't sure it was a book I wanted to read. I've been hearing a LOT about it lately, though, and find I now DO want to read it--I can't wait!

2. I'm sure I've read other books about witches--Christopher Pike, for one, has written about them, and I've read a lot of him. Also, books like Wicked and Dorothy Must Die.

3. I don't believe I've read anything by her before.

Will be starting this soon! :)


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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83335 comments Mod
This is a re-read for me because I read this quite recently.

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The writing is really weird.


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Elizabeth Mathis (betwixtthesepages) | 1681 comments Sarah wrote: "Elizabeth wrote: "--8%; [spoilers removed]"

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Yes, I get that now. :) Thank you!


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83335 comments Mod
I got confused as heck the first time i read this, I think I'm probably going to end up confused this time as well.


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Elizabeth Mathis (betwixtthesepages) | 1681 comments Sarah wrote: "I got confused as heck the first time i read this, I think I'm probably going to end up confused this time as well."

I can see why you might! It's definitely confusing in some ways. Like...at the beginning, why is it written using "You" as the POV...but then it switches to "I" ??? Still second person, but not the same. I'm curious to see what the reason behind this is.


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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83335 comments Mod
I'm trying to remember whether it switches again at some point. I know book 2 is written as 'you do this, you do that'


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Elizabeth Mathis (betwixtthesepages) | 1681 comments Sarah wrote: "I'm trying to remember whether it switches again at some point. I know book 2 is written as 'you do this, you do that'"

I mean...it might maybe make a bit of sense in the long-run. Right now we've gone back in time, to Nathan's past/childhood--before his ceremony. So perhaps, at the time of the prologue, he's become so numb to the world he's turned off his sense of self? Growing up the way he has, being told he's "bad" and all that...it can't be easy. So maybe it's more to do with his emotional state than anything else--he's turned off so much of himself, it feels as if it's not REALLY him doing those things?


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83335 comments Mod
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Elizabeth wrote: "Sarah wrote: "I'm trying to remember whether it switches again at some point. I know book 2 is written as 'you do this, you do that'"

I mean...it might maybe make a bit of sense in the long-run. ..."


It could be. The storyline may well have complicated depths that I will never understand.


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83335 comments Mod
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Elizabeth Mathis (betwixtthesepages) | 1681 comments Sarah wrote: "31% [spoilers removed]"

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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83335 comments Mod
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Elizabeth Mathis (betwixtthesepages) | 1681 comments Finished!

My review is here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

I enjoyed this read; I'll definitely be picking up the next book in the series at some point in the future!


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Courtney | 304 comments I'll just start this later tonight if that's ok :)


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 83335 comments Mod
That's fine ☺


Cinthia | 5728 comments Can I still do this buddy read?


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