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April 2015 NewGen Book of the Month.
Half Bad was one of the most talked about Young Adult books of 2014. It pitched Nathan, a Half Code witch, with a Black Witch father and White Witch mother, against the ruling Council, who had persecuted him since birth. Readers will be desperate to read the follow-up (NB starting at book two would be tricky, you do really need to have read Half Bad to get the most from its sequel). Nathan is back, with new magical gifts, still determined to bring down the monstrous leader of the Council, Soul O’Brien and needing to rescue his girlfriend Annalise too. Sally Green has an urgent writing style that puts the reader right at the heart of the action and this is another gripping read, though the gore may be too much for some readers. The conclusion is thrilling, and leaves Nathan with a further challenge – book three can’t come soon enough. ~ Andrea Reece
This is 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 needs to learn how to control his Gift - a strange, wild new power that threatens to overwhelm him.
Meanwhile, Soul O'Brien has seized control of the Council of White Witches and is expanding his war against Black witches into Europe. In response, an unprecedented alliance has formed between Black and White witches determined to resist him.
Drawn into the rebellion by the enigmatic Black witch Van Dal, Nathan finds himself fighting alongside both old friends and old enemies. But can all the rebels be trusted, or is Nathan walking into a trap?
Half Bad is a parallel universe occupied by witches, where light and dark, good and evil are in continuous flux. It is a journey into adulthood, whereby Nathan must find himself, and his place in the world. A journey of discovery that will lay bare the best and the worst of humankind. www.halfbadworld.com
Teens love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.
Publication date: 26/03/2015
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||26th March 2015|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||NewGen - YA Fiction, Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage),|
Sally Green lives in north-west England with her husband and son. She has had various jobs and even a profession but in 2010 she discovered a love of writing and now just can’t stop. She used to keep chickens, makes decent jam, doesn't mind ironing, loves to walk in Wales even when it's raining, and will probably never jog again. She really ought to drink less coffee.More About Sally Green