The powerful and riveting second book in the Half Bad 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. The Half Bad trilogy has been translated into more than 50 languages. TIME Magazine calls it "highly entertaining and dangerously addictive." Kate Atkinson says it's "brilliant and utterly compelling." London's Daily Telegraph has named author Sally Green "the new J.K. Rowling." Discover the story that readers all over the world are raving about.
- Hardback | 432 pages
- 142 x 211 x 41mm | 499g
- 24 Mar 2015
- Viking Books for Young Readers
Praise and accolades for Half Wild "Sparks of orginality will keep fans excited for the final chapter" --USA Today * "Riveting. . . . Features the same powerful language, well-developed characters, fascinating magic, and harrowing action sequences as its predecessor and will leave its readers anxiously awaiting the final volume." --Publishers Weekly, starred review * "Once again, Green pushes the boundaries of definition; this time: What is wild? What is human or even civilized? The blood and gore, the willingness to endure and survive at any price, and the dichotomies between good and bad, love and hate, wild and civilized--all haunt the reader, climaxing in a tragic ending that portends the horror, violence, and possible relationships in the trilogy's final installment." --Booklist, starred review "Green delivers vibrant characters, and Nathan's relationships arc in thrilling highs and lows. . . The climax ushers in a bloody, unforgettable cliffhanger. A character-driven page-turner offering both emotional depth and gory thrills." --Kirkus Reviews "Strong writing and engaging plot. . . readers who enjoyed [Half Bad] will devour this sequel." --School Library Journal "Because this series has already been optioned for a movie, you better get on the books before the hype goes bananas."--Bustle Praise and accolades for Half Bad: "Highly entertaining and dangerously addictive."--Time Magazine "Genuinely engaging."--The New York Times "Gripping."--US Weekly "Bewitching."--The Wall Street Journal "Captivating."-- Los Angeles Times "A page-turner."--The Boston Globe "An epic journey."--D.J. MacHale, New York Times bestselling author of Pendragon and Sylo "Brilliant and utterly compelling." --Kate Atkinson, New York Times bestselling author of Life After Life "This will haunt you." --Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of Legend "Edgy, arresting and brilliantly written." --Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Gone * "A thrilling tale . . . Unforgettable."--Publishers Weekly, starred review * "Marvelous."--Booklist, starred review A Spring 2014 Kids' Indie Next List pick Holder of two Guinness World Records Optioned for film by FOX 2000 Rights sold in 50 international markets
About Sally Green
Sally Green lives in north-west England. She has had various jobs and even a profession but in 2010 she discovered a love of writing and now just can't stop. She used to keep chickens, makes decent jam, doesn't mind ironing, loves to walk in Wales even when it's raining, and will probably never jog again. She really ought to drink less coffee. Half Bad is her first novel.