Monday, May 11, 2015

Half Bad, by Sally Green
I was really expecting a lot from this book. I was a bit dissappointed. I really didn't want to use this pun, but the book was half bad. But that also mean half good!

Half Bad is about a teenager called Nathan, who is Half Black witch, half White witch. His father is an infamous killer called Marcus. This leads Nathan into a whole world of pain and confusion from the start.

OK let me just say that I feel so bad for him! He's constantly being beat up because of his parentage! The counsil keeps on questioning him and sending him of to various places and people. He's constantly tortured and manipulated. This book was just really immensely violent.

One thing I really enjoyed about the book was the fact that it was an easy and quick read, with interesting character descriptions. :) The whole idea behind the story was amazing - having witches live with yet apart from humans (fains), getting a certain power at 17, the bad father (Who, I must say, reminded me of Valentine from the Mortal Instruments) the somewhat 'utopian' conditions for some, dystopian for others, all while being in modern-day England was a great idea! It just... wasn't done well. Honestly, at times, it felt like I was reading a book based on a video game...

The novel was a mix of predictable events and plot-twists that litterally would make me gasp, especially towards the end. The different characters were all very interesting, yet Nathan, although portrayed as rebellious at the beginning, seemed to just let things happen to him. He has some great half-sibblings and some awful half-sibbling. Everything was half-half. Maybe it was done on purpose to fit the title?

Anyway, I don't have an overall good or bad impression. I'm not sure if I'll read the rest of the series, but I don't regret reading this. :)


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  2. Aw thank you so much! I'll have a look at it! :D


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