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Review: Half Bad

Half Bad
Half Bad by Sally Green
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

[b:Half Bad|18079804|Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy, #1)|Sally Green|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1413889712s/18079804.jpg|24802827] I LOVED this book. Nathan is such a complex character and while I wanted him to be good, he is neither all one or the other, like most people. Nathan himself doesn’t even know whether he wants to be good or bad and readers see him struggle with this from the first pages of the book. Beginning with a description of Nathan’s eventual imprisonment, I was desperate to find out why he was there and whether or not his captor was really trying to help him, as she said, or not. Like any child who has been abandoned by his parents for one reason or another, Nathan’s desire to find Marcus, and his conflicted feelings about reuniting with a father who is not only the most evil dark wizard in the world, but also has abandoned Nathan and his mother, are heart-wrenchingly realistic.

As Nathan navigates the restrictions put on him by the council, the unfamiliarity with human school, and the intricacies of a budding but forbidden romance, readers’ emotions will rise and fall with his. Green has done a magnificent job with a plot packed full of complications and twists. The end of the first book is abrupt, and one is left just as confused as Nathan. I can’t wait to dive into the second book and Half Lies, an intermediate novella, as soon as I can.

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