Title: Half Wild
Author: Sally Green
Published: March 25th 2015
Publisher: Penguin UK
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Supernatural
Length: 384 pages
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Book Blurb (via Goodreads):
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?
You can read my review of the first in the Half Bad trilogy, Half Bad, here.
I was really excited about jumping into the next book in this series and I wasn’t disappointed. Although these books aren’t the fastest paced books I’ve ever read, the story is interesting and keeps me glued to the page.
Nathan has escaped the white witches and the Council, but now he’s on the run from almost everyone and even his friends can’t be completely trusted.
The way that other witches, both black and white, and half-bloods react to Nathan is not altogether unexpected, but some of the things that occur because they don’t like or don’t trust him was unexpected.
While Nathan struggles to control his Gift, he works together with Gabriel to rescue Annaliese from Mercury. Working together with black witches who are working to form an Alliance between all kinds of witches to stop the Council.
I loved this book every bit as much as the first, and it’s made me eager to see the conclusion to the trilogy. There was a twist at the end that I didn’t see coming – well, I did see it coming, but I didn’t anticipate Nathan’s reaction to it.
Half Wild continues where Half Bad left off and keeps you invested in Nathan and his journey.
About the Author
Hi – I’m Sally Green, author of Half Bad. It’s my first book – and the first in a series of three, to be published by Penguin in March 2014.
I’ve had a whirlwind 2013, submitting Half Bad to an agent in January (and getting an agent – the wonderful Claire) and then agreeing a deal with Puffin (UK) and Viking (USA) in March. In April I agreed a film deal with Fox 2000 with Karen Rosenfelt as producer (google her!). Since then Half Bad has been sold to more countries, and I’ve been busy editing Half Bad and have started work on the second book of the trilogy.
I live in north-west England. I love to read, walk in the country and would like to drink less coffee (but I know it’s impossible – I’m an addict)!