Reader Reviewed Half Wild by Sally Green

Half Wild

Written by Sally Green
Part of the Half Bad Series

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April 2015 MEGA Book of the Month Half Bad was one of the most talked about Young Adult books of 2014. It pitched Nathan, a Half Code witch, with a Black Witch father and White Witch mother, against the ruling Council, who had persecuted him since birth. Readers will be desperate to read the follow-up (NB starting at book two would be tricky, you do really need to have read Half Bad to get the most from its sequel). Nathan is back, with new magical gifts, still determined to bring down the monstrous leader of the Council, Soul O’Brien and needing to rescue his girlfriend Annalise too. Sally Green has an urgent writing style that puts the reader right at the heart of the action and this is another gripping read, though the gore may be too much for some readers. The conclusion is thrilling, and leaves Nathan with a further challenge – book three can’t come soon enough. ~ Andrea Reece

Reader Reviews

Teens love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

  • Poppy, age 15 - 'a good plot, lot's of good imagery and Strong characters. It went into lots of details so some parts were a bit gory for my liking. I found it very hard to put down.' Read full review >
  • Farah Alam - 'is just as action packed and fast paced as Half Bad.' Read full review >
  • Aimee Sweet, age 13 - 'a thrilling action book that follows the dream of a young boy named Nathan...I recommend reading the first book before, as it starts almost right where it left off in the first book.' Read full review >
  • Bethan Scarr, age 14 -'A keenly awaited sequel.  I was not disappointed, Nathan's battles with Black and White witches and his new gift made this an absorbing read.' Read full review >
  • Lola Bridgeman, age 17 - 'If you thought Half Bad was good, you are in for a treat as 'Half Wild' is easily as good!!' Read full review >


Half Wild by Sally Green

This is the stunning sequel to Sally Green's breathtaking debut novel - Half Bad. Now available for pre-order! 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?

Half Bad is a parallel universe occupied by witches, where light and dark, good and evil are in continuous flux. It is a journey into adulthood, whereby Nathan must find himself, and his place in the world. A journey of discovery that will lay bare the best and the worst of humankind.

About the Author

Sally Green

Sally Green lives in north-west England with her husband and son. 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 Wild is her second novel.

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Book Info


416 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

24th March 2015




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