Review: Half bad

Half bad is the first book in the Half bad trilogy by Sally Green. It is about:

‘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.’ 

I read this book as part of a buddy read with my friend Kayleigh over at Kikiitech on youtube! You should go watch her videos as shes one of my favouirte bookish friends and shes awesome!

I was very intrigued by the first couple of chapters of this book and it wasnt like any other book i have read and once i started i couldnt stop reading it to the point were i flew through the last 200 pages in like 2 sittings. I love books that feature witches and in this book there our both good and bad witches and depending on which your depends on how you live really. If your a white witch then at the age of 17 you will be given three gifts and then your ‘gift’ will be revealed. for example some are healers, some can transfigure into other people, some have potions. However Nathan is half white witch and half black witch which makes things a little difficult in his life. I enjoyed seeing the story of him coming to terms with his life and the truth behind things he learns. He was such a sweet character and i felt like i was beside him throughout the whole story and in his world.

I like the relationship he had with his family members especially his half brother Arran. You could really see the love they had for each other and no matter what they would stick by each other. This book also had diverse elements in it when Gabriel came into the picture which i thought made this book even better. I liked how he became a true friend to nathan and stuck by him. There were some characters that you also come to hate straight away the minute they come into the scene but it only made the story feel more real.

I gave this book 4 owls because it gripped me all the time but there was just something missing for me! 5 stars!!!

4 star branch

I recommend this book to anyone who doesnt mind a slightly chunky book about witches which has some diverse aspects!



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