Half Bad by Sally Green Review

This is a book I have had for over a year now and I just never got around to reading it but as I am trying to get my TBR smaller and not buy any new books I finally found time to read it. I didn’t know anything about this book before buying but not it has been read and it is time for a review.



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?

Taken from Goodreads

My Opinion

When I first started reading this book and got through a few chapters I had literally no idea what was going on, this is because it jumps you straight into basically the middle of the story from the start and it is not until about 30 pages in that it actually goes to the beginning and you start to be able to make sense of the character and what they are going to be doing for the story. Even if the story was confusing at first I did like the way that this was done, it is something I have never seen before in a book and it was kind of a refreshing take of something that you see in TV shows all the time.

When the story starts from the beginning you get hooked because you want to keep reading until you are able to make sense of the beginning of the book. By the time you get to that section you are hooked and just want to finish the story as fast as possible and find out as much information as possible. With how great the book is written and having you be able to imagine everything from grans house to the council buildings to the woods were Nathan sleeps sometimes be so easy to imagine you can probably tell that it is just an overall great read.

The story itself is really intresting to me as we get to see what the world is like if magic existed to only some people, it has a similar kind of scene to skulduggery pleasant were the magic people don’t want the normal people to know that magic exist. I loved reading about a different kind of style of this genre and Sally Green did a great job with it. After a couple of pages you actually start to feel for Nathan and you want to try and help him as much as possible and just hope that in the end everything turns out okay for him and he is able to get everything he wants and he clearly deserves it. It has been a while since I felt like that for a character so all credit to Sally Green on making a great piece of work with this book and I am now looking forward to reading the next book in the series.


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