Book Review | Half Wild by Sally Green

Title – Half Wild.

Author – Sally Green.

Publication Date – 24th March 2015.

Publisher – Viking Juvenile.

Series Status – 2nd book in the Half Wild trilogy.


In a modern day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, seventeen year old Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world’s most powerful and violent witch. Nathan is hunted from all sides: nowhere is safe and no one can be trusted. Now, Nathan has come into his own unique magical Gift, and he’s on the run-but the Hunters are close behind, and they will stop at nothing until they have captured Nathan and destroyed his father.’

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My thought on the book

May contain minor spoilers for the 1st book – Half Bad.

I am in love with this series. It’s so beautiful yet so dark and most definitely addicting.

I felt bad for Nathan, again. Faced with this impossible task of killing his own father or the girl he‘s in love with will die. He annoyed me at times though. I felt like he was so ungrateful and he seemed to get more and more angry as the book went on. Nathan is definitely a ‘love to hate‘ character for me.

The first 100 pages or so were slower than the first book but the rest of the book made up for that. There was a lot of action but there was also a focus on the relationships between the characters which I loved.

Gabriel was my favourite character but I did think he was way too good for Nathan. Nathan led him on and wasn’t honest about his feelings.

I never liked Annalise. I don’t know why but there was something about her that angered me and I did not trust her at all. I kept getting annoyed at Nathan for trying to save her. I didn’t want Nathan and Annalise together at all and their scenes infuriated me.

Marcus was pretty much as I expected him to be – cold and angry. I never imagined he’d have a soft spot for his son though and you can tell he cares about what happens to his son.

I don’t like love triangles full stop, but this one angered me more than most. I wanted Nathan and Gabriel together and I kept raging because Annalise kept getting in the way. I will admit I wanted to punch Nathan in the face because of the way he kept treating a Gabriel.

I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars. It was an enjoyable read even though the start was slow. I’m excited for the last book in the series even though it will probably rip my heart out.

About the author

‘British author Sally Green is creator of the Half Bad Trilogy, a teen fantasy series with an adult edge that’s been described as ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four with witches.

Sally Green lives in north-west England. In 2010, she started writing and hasn’t stopped since.’

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