I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Half Wild by Sally Green
Series: The Half Bad Trilogy #2
Published by Penguin UK on March 25, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Young Adult
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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?
So Half Wild is finally here and I was so excited to get my eager little fingers on this book. And then the beginning happened (Don’t worry, issues only occurred because I was silly). Kind of like Nathan I felt lost and confused, unsure of what was happening.
Somehow in the two months of reading Half Bad I’d forgotten what had happen, what events had occurred. Basically I made the foolish error of not rereading the book. Rereading is something which must always be done else book amnesia may occur. Take heed of my advice and read Half Bad first.
But once that small blip was overcome I settled down to enjoy this brilliant sequel. This is an addictive story filled with magic and a quest to set the world straight. Nathan must attempt to find Gabrielle alive, rescue Annalise and join in the fight between the Black and White witches. Along the way his loyalties with be tested, secrets will be revealed and there is a whole lot of heartbreak.
Still told from Nathan’s perspective, we can see how much he has grown, not only into a responsible adult but also into his gifts. He is witty and honest in his telling but while others see as a strong powerful killer we get to see all his insecurities and scars.
The ending left me, not quite on a cliffhanger, but it was unexpected! And it solidified my opinion of the characters and it hurt so much, just when everything seemed to be going along swimmingly – BANG! I need to have the next book in the series now to know how everything will turn out. I mean there have just been some huge revelations. But apart from that the book ends quite satisfactory.
Read Half Wild and you won’t be disappointed, I know I wasn’t. I’m just going to wait impatiently for the next book!