Half Bad


How did I get it?:
I bought it!


Half Bad by Sally Green is a breathtaking debut novel about one boy’s struggle for survival in a hidden society of witches.

You can’t read, can’t write, but you heal fast, even for a witch.

You get sick if you stay indoors after dark.

You hate White Witches but love Annalise, who is one.

You’ve been kept in a cage since you were fourteen.

All you’ve got to do is escape and find Mercury, the Black Witch who eats boys. And do that before your seventeenth birthday.


I had heard really mixed opinions about Half Bad, so I was very intrigued to read it. To me, it proves that you shouldn’t be put off a book that divides people. I thought Half Bad was an amazing read and an incredibly accomplished debut. I can’t wait to read more from Sally Green. I had a conversation with my sister about how long a year can wait for the sequel when you’ve really enjoyed the first instalment. That’s definitely the case with Half Bad. I need the next book in my life RIGHT NOW!

Can I say again, how I can’t believe that this is a debut novel? It’s incredible! I wasn’t sure what to expect when I read the synopsis, but it certainly wasn’t what I expected. Half Bad tells Nathan’s story. Nathan was born a half white and half black witch. Black witches are considered evil and the white witches are good. The white witches constantly hunt down the black witches. Nathan is different. As well as being half black and half white, he is also the son of one of the evillest black witches. This makes everyone incredibly wary of Nathan. They’re unsure whether he’s going to turn out like this mother or his father.

I tried to read this book slowly, but that wasn’t happening. Every time I put it down I wanted to be reading it again. I was so curious about what had happened to Nathan and what was going to happen. There’s enough information in the book to set up what I think could be a fascinating, gripping series. I’ve been waiting for a new series to grip me after devouring The Grisha trilogy. I think the Half Life trilogy could potentially be a favourite series of mine, if the rest of the books in the trilogy are as strong as Half Bad.

Half Bad is quite a dark story. It’s fascinating though and I can’t wait to discover what happens next!

Would I recommend it?:
Without a doubt!

A wonderful story for fans of witchy stories!

WWW Wednesday #76

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

Welcome to another WWW Wednesday! To participate in WWW Wednesday, you need to answer three questions.

•What are you currently reading?
•What did you recently finish reading?
•What do you think you’ll read next?

Click on the book cover to get to the Goodread’s page for the book.

What are you currently reading?


I’m currently halfway through Little Mercies by Heather Gudenhauf. I’m very much enjoying it so far. I’m finding it incredibly easy to read. My review should be up later this week!

What did you recently finish reading?


I absolutely adored Half Bad by Sally Green. It was so well written and fast-paced. I can’t wait to see where this series goes!

What do you think you’ll read next?


I’m really looking forward to Legend by Marie Lu. I’m finally getting around to it!

What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments below or link your WWW Wednesday post! Happy Reading!

Stacking The Shelves #61

Click on the image to take you to Tynga's blog to learn more!

Click on the image to take you to Tynga’s blog to learn more!

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

As ever, click on the book image to get to the Goodread’s page!


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A bit of a range of books here, as usual! I bought This Is What Happy Looks Like, as I received The Geography of Me and You last week and remembered I’d missed out on a Jennifer E.Smith book. This isn’t a series, but if I like an author, I try to read all of their books. I bought Obsidian as I’ve heard SO much about Jennifer L. Armentrout that I thought it was time to read her work. Obsidian is the book that was suggested to me. I bought Half Bad by Sally Green as I’d heard so much about it, by bloggers and also those pesky adverts on Goodreads that always intrigue me. A lot of my blogging friends are talking about Trouble by Non Pratt and How To Love by Katie Cotugno, so of course… I had to get them.

Bought from The Works online. Naughty, but nice prices!:

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I took advantage of the offers on The Works website. Do Me No Harm looks like a great thriller from Julie Corbin. I’ve also heard amazing things about Have A Little Faith by Candy Harper. I loved Paige Harbison’s Here Lies Bridget, so I’m looking forward to New Girl. I liked the synopsis of Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon, so I picked that up as well!



I adore Cat Clarke’s writing, so I can’t wait to read this soon!

Hot Key Books:

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A massive thank you to Hot Key Books for sending me these copies. I am so excited to read both of these books. I loved The Quietness by Alison Rattle. The End Of The World As We Know It by Iva-Marie Palmer looks brilliant too!

What have you added to your shelves this week? Please feel free to link me to your posts and I’ll come by and check them out at some point this weekend. Happy Reading!