Sunday, April 12, 2015

Half Bad

Title: Half Bad
"The trick is to not mind. Not mind about
it hurting. Not mind about

Author: Sally Green

First Published: 2014

Series: Half Bad series (Book 1)

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Available As: Paperback, Ebook

My Rating: 9.5/10

Goodreads Summary:
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?

Nathan is a Half-Code. He's half White Witch and half Black Witch. What does that make him? Evil. Well, according to the Whites Witches.

I'm loving this book! I really loved the way Nathan narrates the story, since it really reminds me of Tumblr and Wattpad stories that I really like. Although many may say his grammar is horrible, it doesn't really matter. He isn't the easiest to relate to, but his story just really attaches to you, and you won't forget that easy.

Nathan is a strong-willed boy, and he doesn't give up easily. I mean, his life goal was kept since he was really young. And everyone knows how easy it is to change your life goals, right?

Oh yeah! Of course. Annalise and Nathan. Do you ship them? I don't, not really. I just feel like Annalise is annoying and too perfect. But I can see why Nathan would fall in love with her. What I do ship though, is Nathan and Gabriel. Yes! They seem so cute together, and I really hope Nathan chooses Gabriel in the end.

This book really deals with discrimination and labels. Sound familiar? Yeah, it's like our world today. Labels - the White Witches are 'good' and Black Witches are 'bad'. Ha, yeah right. This isn't true, 70% of the time. Notice the percentage isn't that high? Look at Nathan. Okay, he's half-half, but he's not evil. And all those 'good' White Witches. They're not 100% good anyways. You can't judge a person by their label.