Half Bad

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by Sally Green

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 03/03/2014

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Meet Nathan Byrn ...He's half White Witch, half Black Witch. His mother was a healer, his father is a killer. He's been kept in a cage since he was fourteen. But if White Witches are good and Black Witches are evil, what happens if you are both? 'A book about witches with no owls and not a pair of round spectacles in sight. The new Hunger Games,I suspect...Brilliant and utterly compelling - I loved it.' Kate Atkinson, author of Life after Lifeand Behind the Scenes of the Museum 'Teens rejoice: the inheritor to Stephenie Meyer's crown has arrived.' Fiona Wilson, The Times 'Edgy, arresting and brilliantly written, Half Bad grips you from the first page and doesn't let go.' Michael Grant, author of Gone 'A brilliant debut that is both deeply unique and unsettling, one that chilled me to the bone and broke my heart even as I sped through its pages. This will haunt you.' Marie Lu, author of Legend 'Take our word for it, this book is going to be huge.' Stylist 'Brilliantly paced with more than a few nasty surprises, Half Bad is a wickedly addictive read that will capture the imagination of any fan of YA fiction.' Starburst 'Not since the Harry Potter books - yes, I said it!
- have I felt so fully immersed in an author's creation...I couldn't be more stoked over Half Bad, and this launch novel of a trilogy truly deserves all the hype surrounding it - and much more...' Amanda Hurley, Inkwood Books
ISBN:
9780141350868
Category:
Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
03-03-2014
Language:
English
Series:
Half Bad
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
400
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x24mm
Weight:
0.28kg
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  • Half Bad...might be just that.

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    3.5 stars. This was a very unique read. A wonderfully new way of telling a tale about witches, Half Bad centralises around the theme of good vs. evil. A boy, born a half black witch is scrutinised in his society of pure white witches.

    This book could be split into two parts. The first being his painful childhood and the second, the journey he takes to find Mercury, a witch who can help him.

    I thought the first part was an excellent portrayal of discrimination that can be likened to the real world. It was painful and dark and had me on the edge of my seat although it took some time to get used to the writing style.

    The second part- the adventure was more fast paced although I felt that so many things happened in the storyline but by the end the story didn't actually go anywhere. I was a bit disappointed by the anticlimatic ending but for a debut novel, this was something very different and special.

    Overall I did enjoy the book and would recommend it to people who want to explore the YA genre and experience something different.

  • Half Bad, is all Good!

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    Wonder if Sally Green could be the next JK Rowling's - Half Bad is all Good, go buy it!