Half Wild (The Half Bad Trilogy, #2) by Sally Green


Half Wild (The Half Bad Trilogy, #2)
Title : Half Wild (The Half Bad Trilogy, #2)
Author :
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ISBN : 0670017132
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 412

You will have a powerful Gift, but it s how you use it that will show you to be good or bad 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.


Half Wild (The Half Bad Trilogy, #2) Reviews


  • Emily May

    The magic is gone.This is not the sequel I had hoped for when I closed Half Bad last year, exhilarated and excited for the next installment I m going to be completely honest and say I found myself skim reading parts of the second half because it just could not hold my attention So if you do happen to read this and discover something amazing, it s possible that it happened while I was busy not caring.Okay What went wrong We started off on the wrong foot Barely than twenty pages in I was The magic is gone.This is not the sequel I had hoped for when I closed Half Bad last year, exhilarated and excited for the next installment I m going to be completely honest and say I found myself skim reading parts of the second half because it just could not hold my attention So if you do happen to read this and discover something amazing, it s possible that it happened while I was busy not caring.Okay What went wrong We started off on the wrong foot Barely than twenty pages in I was forced to do a double take when I read Her skin is soft and skin coloured Bad use of descriptions aside, I cringed when I tried to conjure an image of what skin coloured could possibly mean Not surprisingly, the character in question Annalise is white Fuck knows what colour skin other ethnicities supposedly have.The first few chapters are filled with Nathan s dreams of Annalise touching her, exchanging bland conversation, staring at her skin coloured skin and eye coloured eyes blue, I d wager It s like everything evil, nasty and fast paced has just been sucked out of this story I can sum up about 80% of the plot into nothing than finding and saving Annalise Oh shucks, somebody please save the blonde haired, blue eyed, white chick who s landed herself in some kind of magical coma It s like Disney s Sleeping Beauty, with about the same amount of non white people.But this is just an ARC and people make stupid mistakes, right Surely the author didn t intend to make it sound like that, right So I continued on A couple of chapters later Nathan wanders around thinking about his dad and you guessed it Annalise during this time , the most Australian character I ve ever encountered appears Nathan describes him as having an Australian accent, and yet this is not enough, because the author throws in a couple of crikeys and mate s whenever he speaks, just so we fully appreciate his Australianness Maybe you think I m nitpicking Maybe you think racist descriptions and cultural stereotypes are no big deal I disagree, but whatever, it s not like I needed them for this book to be so unbelievably boring I mean what is the story here beyond Nathan s obsession with Annalise and her skin Seriously The book opens with him thinking about her and wanting to find her 50% in and he still hasn t found her, but I honestly wish I d counted how many times he thinks I must find Annalise or I need to save Annalise during that time It felt like every single page.And Annalise is so annoying She doesn t have much of a personality, she just slots into the story where she s needed, doing whatever the author needs her to do to move the story in a certain direction whilst being all blonde and pretty Like that stupid ending and what it seems to promise for the next book Without giving away any spoilers, the final few lines are if it hadn t been for Annalise.You lie in the rain Going over it again and again There s nothing else you can do today But tomorrow will be different Tomorrow you go after her.Oh my effin god So the next book s going to be about finding Annalise as well No, thank you I ve had enough Annalise for a lifetime.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr

  • Ben Alderson

    fav book of the year.i have no words.amazing.review soon

  •  ■©atherine■

    SPOILER only if you haven t read the first book Who don t ship Nathan and Gabriel I ve never read a novel where the hero ends up with the gay boy in stead of the too perfect heroine I hope this one makes the exception My actual reviewI don t know how I feel about this book I read it and I thought about the unfairness of this world The white witches the bad ones remind me of sexist and racist people in real life and it made me feel depressed and mad Out of topic and crazy I know But th SPOILER only if you haven t read the first book Who don t ship Nathan and Gabriel I ve never read a novel where the hero ends up with the gay boy in stead of the too perfect heroine I hope this one makes the exception My actual reviewI don t know how I feel about this book I read it and I thought about the unfairness of this world The white witches the bad ones remind me of sexist and racist people in real life and it made me feel depressed and mad Out of topic and crazy I know But that s what happened.The first quarter was slow but things got serious in the last quarter So I guess it made up for Nathan s annoying whining about Annalise.One thing though I don t get how Gabrielle is so in love with Nathan It s understandable for Nathan to be infuriated like that with Annlise She is like the only beautiful and pure thing in his dark and hellish life after all He is bound to love her But Gabriel, how can he love Nathan than his life shrug I guess he sees something in him I don t know.Looking forward to the next book

  • C.G. Drews

    READ 2 Nov 2017 You know how you go back to read a book and suddenly remember how much it meant to you Hi It s me right now I seriously can t sum up my love for this series It s complex and brutal and so so messy and bloody and MY HEART I think it fell on the floor I think I am a small black hole of destructive feelings but oh my god I love this book.Notable Things I loved it even better the second time audiobook is still 5000% the most perfect thing can British people pls read all READ 2 Nov 2017 You know how you go back to read a book and suddenly remember how much it meant to you Hi It s me right now I seriously can t sum up my love for this series It s complex and brutal and so so messy and bloody and MY HEART I think it fell on the floor I think I am a small black hole of destructive feelings but oh my god I love this book.Notable Things I loved it even better the second time audiobook is still 5000% the most perfect thing can British people pls read all audiobooks of ever, yes that would be nice Something I love so much is how the book not only deals with violence and abuse, but it discusses the after affects and psychology of it It makes it SO REAL Nathan is actually my most favourite violent cinnamon child I violently ship him and Gabriel if Annalise fell in a very deep pond I would be okay with that SERIOUSLY SHE FREAKING ANNOYS ME SHE IS VERY SHALLOW I remember being offended at how cliche Nesbitt s Australianness is last time but wait wait waitno We are truly like that wow I forgot how interesting Marcus is and I kind of love him and that s bad so yeah nevermind me This is so freaking bloody and I love my YA dark I am a bucket of feelings There is war and moral and ethical questions and there is blood and desperation and the craving of love The way Nathan just craves love ajfdkslad help I love this series so muchREAD 1 March 2015OH WHERE DO EVEN BEGIN TO EXPLAIN MY FEELS EXPLOSION I love this series Half Bad was a completely surprise for me, because I just never expected to love it to such an astronomical amount I CANNOT EVEN EXPLAIN MY LOVE FOR HALF BAD The writing The characters The story And did Half Wild disappoint Um, heck no Half Wild was amazing and bloody and tearful and intense I need book 3 like I need air I NEED IT HOW AM I TO WAIT TO 2016 FOR IT Okay, okay.Where shall we begin How about the writingThe style is gorgeous and unconventional and so, so absorbed in Nathan s mind I mean, obviouslyit s by Nathan after all, right But it s his VOICE It s so incredibly unique and always true to him And sometimes Nathan loses it and we don t just see it in the actions, we see it in how the writing is on the page Things get jerky When he uses his Gift, the capitals drop off to represent his wild, animalistic state And when he panics, we SEE it as well as read it Nathan is totally wild and unhinged and scared and messed up AND HE IS JUST SO INCREDIBLY WRITTEN THAT HE FEELS REAL I justwow He s one of my top favourite characters of the universe And of course, there s so much Gabriel in this book Gabriel is missing at the beginning, but it s hardly a spoiler to say he turns up becauseum, DUH Gabriel is as adorable as ever but definitely angsty and angry in this one After all, he loves Nathan so much he ll follow Nathan to his grave Even when Nathan continually friendzones Gabrieland goes after Annalise So let s talk about the triangle, okay There definitely is a love triangle, although it s a gorgeous one and hardly cliche It did bother me a little though, because Nathan is totally leading Gabriel on hello, what about that view spoiler kiss hide spoiler and yet he s in love with Annalise It s unfair I realise Nathan is messed up and has been tortured and abused ALL his life He doesn t know what he wants He s so confused and torn between Annalise and Gabriel THOUGH THE SHIP IS KINDA CLEAR, NATHAN, YOU IDIOT Do we say Gathan or Nabriel And I found the progression of the triangle prettypredictable Which is a little disappointing view spoiler Particularly when I KNEW since Nathan was keeping Kieren s death and you know, the fact that Nathan MURDERED Kieren pretty bloodily a secret from Annalise was going to destroy their relationship I KNEW IT So I found it kind of a let down when it all played out 100% how I predicted But the fact that it ends with Nathan deciding he s going to hunt kill Annalise OH MY GOSH HOLD MY FROZEN FEELS I M DYING HERE hide spoiler It s still got a few funny moments I adore humour And Nesbitt, the Australian half black Witch, half fain, was hilarious Although when he appeared he was Crickey mate to everything which iskind of offensive Australians DON T talk like that HELLO I AM AUSTRALIAN And Nesbitt pretty quickly dropped that way of speaking and, you know, acted normal Um Okay then BUT PFFT Nesbitt was still hilarious and I loved his and Nathan s relationship which was so much shut up or I ll stab your eyeball with a spork I know, I sound crazy, but it was funny IN CONTEXT And Nathan also has a bit of dry wit coming in there Like something will go drastically wrong and he views it in an almost sardonic way I loved that BUT THE ENDONG OMG THE ENDING It s not an awful cliffhanger, but the prelude HOLD MY BLEEDING HEART um, literally, in the book BUT I DIDN T THINK IT WOULD END LIKE THIS I wasn t dumb enough to hope for happiness in this book HA HA HA no but ohhhh, it was bloody and sad and someone INCREDIBLE dies and I was pretty much clutching the pages whispering, No no no I want book 3 ASAP I want it yesterday I seriously cannot recommend this series enough The best part of it is it plays with grey areas White Witches aren t just good and Black Witches aren t just bad Actually EVERYONE is awful and cruel It s about morals and revenge and family There s some sweet moments, but mostly there s tears and bloodshed Witches aren t exactly original, but this series manages to spin them in SUCH a different way that I m 100% glued to the page the ENTIRE TIME Although if I did have to pick a favourite, I would say book 1 Half Bad, was better The ending of Half Wild was incredible but a little too rushed and almost anti climatic in some of the heart rending death deliveries BUT PFFT, I DON T CARE I M A FAN.SOMEONE NEEDS TO PLUCK NATHAN FROM THIS BOOK AND GIVE HIM A NICE WARM HAPPY HOME He is so so mistreated all of the time And yet it doesn t make him a whingy poor hopeless character He s STILL fighting Although he makes idiot mistakes and he s obviously deluded about Annalise, but pffft We ll forgive him He was probably dropped on his head as a baby, you know, poor darling little chap.Basically I love this series It s not average and THAT S what I like to read Don t worry about me, kid The second you start to turn, I m getting my gun out and shooting you I stare at him but, before I can think of anything to say, he adds, Don t look so alarmed, mate, my aim s spot on I d just wing you You heal quick no harm done And from his voice I know he s serious I mumble to Gabriel, See People ask you to show your Gift by turning into Obama me, they shoot and say No harm done

  • Darth J

    1.5 StarsA somewhat interesting plot with terrible writing, but mostly a chore to read The book starts off with this annoying formatting And then it continues at other points throughout the book too And it s not just the formatting that s bad I ve said previously that parts of the first book felt too much like a rough draft , the same is true here While whole sections in this book read smoothly, others are too unpolished and amateurish One of two things needs to happen for this series, eithe 1.5 StarsA somewhat interesting plot with terrible writing, but mostly a chore to read The book starts off with this annoying formatting And then it continues at other points throughout the book too And it s not just the formatting that s bad I ve said previously that parts of the first book felt too much like a rough draft , the same is true here While whole sections in this book read smoothly, others are too unpolished and amateurish One of two things needs to happen for this series, either 1 Green needs to get a new editor or 2 Green needs to just plot out the book and get someone else to write it la James Patterson The author has the bones of a fascinating story but putting it onto paper is something that is clearly not in her skill set view spoiler And there are a few passages that are purposefully without capitals, but the audience is left to assume that is because the MC has transformed into a wolf and doesn t have the brain power to use proper punctuation when in this form hide spoiler Further, this book is mostly filler I ve said the previous installment read like an overlong prologue, and this one seems like of the same It s clear the author is setting up for a big finale but there needs to be development and less running around in the woods Here s how this book read We re in the woods I m an animal and don t understand things Woods again Major character death Woods Animal Woods Major character death Woods Animal Oh hey, there s the evil Marcus Woods Kill some hunters Woods Animal time Woods Major character death Woods Castle Woods I love Annalise Woods Animal Woods Imma give Annalise some space Woods Major character death Woods EndDid you notice that there were a lot of major character deaths Well, they aren t given any gravity and are quickly glossed over Seriously, if you accidentally skip a sentence you missed a death scene You can t become invested in characters because they are all so flat and since the writing isn t interested in making you feel anything, you simply don t What I did like was a new character named Van She s an expert with potions and seems the most developed of the new characters, which I take to mean that she is important and will die in the finale if I were to just follow the author s previous pattern.Sadly, I won t ever get to know her fate because I will never read another book in this series The first 2 were mostly boring and felt like busy work, and her writing style needs a vast improvement because her releases so far were just not ready for bookstores Just as there are beautiful actresses that can t act, so too are there books that are pretty but without any substance this was one of them Even as a popcorn book, this was bland I was fooled by the shiny covers and descriptions twice already, but I won t be again.In summation, this is just as forgettable as the first one

  • O.R.

    2.01.2016I will try to re read first two books before the release of third and hopefully write a coherent review OMGOfficially best author ever Now I am just really embarrassed for not keeping it eloquent, though burns This is what happens when you write a review right after reading a book and don t expect anyone to read it Especially authors I m sorry.But, oh my gosh, I m so touched 3 I feel weird after this ending O.O it was good, just To be upset and really WOWed at the 2.01.2016I will try to re read first two books before the release of third and hopefully write a coherent review OMGOfficially best author ever Now I am just really embarrassed for not keeping it eloquent, though burns This is what happens when you write a review right after reading a book and don t expect anyone to read it Especially authors I m sorry.But, oh my gosh, I m so touched 3 I feel weird after this ending O.O it was good, just To be upset and really WOWed at the same time uh Weird feeling26.03.15SPOILERSIn the middle of the book I was ready to drop to 3 stars, but I guess it would be unfair considering I gave worse books 5 stars, and this book won me over at the end again I have a lot of thoughts.So the first half, maybe a little over half of the book was amazing When it comes to fantasy books, Half Bad trilogy is right after Harry Potter.It is definitely one of my favourite trilogies There are many things that this series have that other YA is missing badly 1 Character isn t a Mary Sue.2 Character acts badass, not says s he is badass and then everybody does everything for them.3 Characters KILL The protagonists KILLS 4 And then do not weep over it It had to be done and that s it Yeah finally.5 This is a story about the bad side with a twist.Now, everything was going great The story focused on Gabriel Nathan and we were also introduced to new characters They all grew on me I loved the relationships I loved each character separately.There are women, there are men, and they re all different yet equally badass and interesting They re mature characters They re fun to read No one annoys you Gabriel and Nathan s relationship is one of the most interesting I have read in a while and I ship them beyond anything Their relationship develops beautifully and realistically Here is the thing the problem was not triangle It was simply Nathan Anna on their own We spent over 200 pages reading the amazing relationship of Gabriel and Nathan It isn t about Gabriel finding Nathan hot and wanting to hook up with him They love being together They like talking, exercising, they understand each other, trust each other, they miss each other, Nathan falls and falls deeper into love which he denies hard, but in my opinion it is obvious You can see how nicely his feelings develop They just work together.And then Anna makes a come back.It isn t the triangle it is not Nathan whining he does not know who to choose, playing with two people at once, who are unaware No Gabriel is aware of Nathan s feelings for Annalise and made his choice to go after him anyway Anna is later made aware of Gabriel s feelings Nathan informed both, told Gabriel than Anna is his love, told Anna that Gabriel is just his friend So it s not a problem The worst thing about triangles isn t there.I d feel awfully bad for Gabriel, but he could make his choice, he wasn t played with, and I d accept Anna Nathan if this was Nathan s fair choice You do not choose who you fall in love with.It also helps that Gabriel knows when to say what he thinks, and he does not hide anything He calls Nathan out on his shit Bless.The problem is that Nathan Anna is cringe worthy Triangle or not There are, in my opinion, two reasons 1 After you develop one relationship for over 200 pages, and you do it well, the readers will get attached So when after 200 pages you suddenly bring that other person back, and throw her into a bed with him, no one will feel it I hated reading those scenes I do not understand why Anna Nathan like each other They don t even know each other It was only about, sorry for the harsh word, screwing each other There was no development, absolutely nothing made me feel wow they fit.All the time to develop a relationship was given to Nathan Gabriel I understand why they should be together I get it I see it Them ending up together would make sense and I d be happy.Anna Nathan no.2 Anna is the worst character Naive princess living in a fairytale, like everything that happened did not happen to her WAKE UP, GIRL The whole cast is full of really interesting, badass guys and women Anna is a 12 year old who does nothing but giggles, makes out with Nathan, and calls him a prince I don t know who cringed , me or Gabriel In such a great setting, war, blood, murders suddenly giggling I love yous giggling and sex There was nothing behind this It made me nearly skip the pages, I begged this girl to go back to that deadly sleep It was so out of place Especially since they could not even stop themselves in front of Gabriel And that s nasty Since the beginning there wasn t much to this relationship, but liking each other s looks Wanting to make out Being very childish Nathan suddenly naive and putting others in danger for her, even though she never prioritised his safety over others and he was hurt because of her No Just no But here is the thing a very personal thought I think that Sally wants Nathan Gabriel to end up together I think this is why Nathan Anna was so bad, especially since I read the ending that flashed a new light on the story IF I did not read that interview and get impression from the book, I am not sure if I would read the third book Couldn t we have a few less descriptions at least Heh It is just me, though, you know I take books personally and get too attached, so relationships can win or lose me Sally said that she, at the beginning, had N G together in the first book already but then decided to split their relationship for three books so it won t be boring and well, development And, well, the development is beautiful Them ending up together at the end will result in a fantastic relationship Let s be honest, believable relationships aren t a thing in YA This might be first Typical shallow relationship is Anna Nathan without depth, just making out, giggling Im sorry but it annoyed me so much, omg and nothing else.BUTSPOILER SPOILER SPOILERIt actually was proven it does not work Like Gabriel said, in other words, that relationship is too shallow to work And at the end it was proven.Hard I can t believe she did that Knowing what they did to Nathan she still prioritised her assholish brothers over him and did THAT Knowing how much he meant to Nathan Sick Once again she prioritised them over him and that in such cruel way In my opinion it clearly showed she does not care for him This is not love He better not forgive her And if they will then consider even a friendship No Enough everybody warned him and the worst happened because of his naivety In a way now I don t hate this relationship so much because it definitely brought a heartbreaking but very interesting plot I just wish there was less description when they were still together, you know If this is all going where I think it does one word badass This will be war, and I can t wait for it I don t have a problem with crappy relationships if there is a point to them, instead of them being treated like they re perfect I love that characters own their pluses and minuses in this series.God that ending made me hate her I liked HIM I swore at her At least Nathan had a correct response He better keep it I want to see that That s the thing, at least Sally s characters always have correct responses There is no bullshit I hope Nathan s way of thinking won t change It shouldn t be only him wanting to get revenge either, so it should be interesting Gabriel will need to bite his tongue to not say told you Nathan deserves to hear it, to be fair.I found this a faster read than the first and enjoyable Well, Nathan was free, so the book was not as difficult I had to take breaks from Half Bad because it just hurt to read sometimes It s not a bad thing, but I enjoyed less pain here, heh And Nathan Gabriel made me read very quickly Nathan Gabriel scenes So much love So much yes for characters who DO not just TALK No whining, no others doing for them yet them getting worshipped, etc etc You know Everybody loves Gabriel and finds him hot, I love it He gets love whether Nathan is there or not He wasn t created just to be there for Nathan and that s amazing So, yeah, just skip through Nathan Anna scenes and this is definitely one of my favourite 2015 reads I CANT WAIT ANY LONGER 12.02.15 I can t wait.I need to find out what s going to happen to Nathan, to Gabriel, and to them as a relationship LOOK AT THE PERFECT COVER REVEALED TODAY 7.07.2014Nathan Gabriel relationship updated 8.08.14

  • Josu Grilli

    POR QU POR QU.Yo no quiero sufrir tanto, Sally Eres mala persona Venga, ahora voy con la review.La verdad es que tras El lado oscuro era complicado hacer una novela que pudiese seguir mostrando al personaje de Nathan de un modo tan espl ndido Nathan est muy bien construido y es complicado muy complicado , y esperaba que en El lado salvaje hubiera m s de su locura Y vaya si la hay Porque las cosas en esta trilog a cambian radicalmente en apenas unas p ginas Hay cosas que jam s se me ha POR QU POR QU.Yo no quiero sufrir tanto, Sally Eres mala persona Venga, ahora voy con la review.La verdad es que tras El lado oscuro era complicado hacer una novela que pudiese seguir mostrando al personaje de Nathan de un modo tan espl ndido Nathan est muy bien construido y es complicado muy complicado , y esperaba que en El lado salvaje hubiera m s de su locura Y vaya si la hay Porque las cosas en esta trilog a cambian radicalmente en apenas unas p ginas Hay cosas que jam s se me habr an ocurrido que pudieran pasar y recaclo el jam s y que ocurren en un inesperado giro de los acontecimientos.Eso es lo que he sentido durante gran parte del libro Hay especialmente dos cosas que me han dejado de piedra, y ambas son spoilers, as que no las dir PORQUE YO ESTOY INTENTANDO QUE OS LE IS ESTA SAGA MARAVILLOSA, ENTENDIDO De verdad que El lado salvaje es incre ble No me esperaba que la trama fuera a explorar lo que ha explorado, ni que se iba a ir por temas m s globales como la guerra y la lucha de clases , pero as ha sido y estoy muy satisfecho Adem s, podemos ver c mo Marcus es un Brujo Negro temido y salvaje, pero es presentado de un modo tan humano y tan cercano a Nathan que cuesta creer que de verdad sea malo Y manejar ambas im genes a la vez es complicado, as que te felicito, Sally Green En cuanto al estilo, vuelve a sorprender, aunque no destaca tanto como en el primer libro El peso de la historia recae principalmente en lo que cuenta, no en c mo lo cuenta He disfrutado mucho de los viajes por Europa y de las distintas localizaciones, pues me ha recordado a las novelas de aventuras Ha sido genial conocer a nuevos personajes tan diferentes, con nuevas tramas que se adhieren a la de Nathan porque no sabes c mo pero TODOS tienen algo que ver con l y que hacen que la novela se convierta en algo incre ble.Y NO S QU M S DECIR QUE NECESITO EL SIGUIENTE NO LO PUEDO ASUMIR.Ahora mismo estoy as porque queda UN A O para la ltima parte

  • R4Reader

    GIMMEEEEEEEEEEEThere is a cover Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyt I LOVE NATHAN AND GABRIEL S FRIENDSHIP CAN WE JUST TAKE A MOMENT TO TAKE IN THE STORY

  • Sarah

    Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Penguin Random House UK Children s and NetGalley Well, this was another of those books that I should really have read the first in the series before requesting the second.I honestly didn t understand this book I didn t get what was going on or why, and I didn t care The writing was once again unusual You bow your head and the rain runs off you, rivulets of red, to join the mud and the blood around Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Penguin Random House UK Children s and NetGalley Well, this was another of those books that I should really have read the first in the series before requesting the second.I honestly didn t understand this book I didn t get what was going on or why, and I didn t care The writing was once again unusual You bow your head and the rain runs off you, rivulets of red, to join the mud and the blood around you The story was kind of disgusting in places I eat small animals mainly, though I don t remember catching them But I know it s happening cos there re little bones in my vomit and rags of furry skins and blood There was a tail once Just yuck.I got confused, I got bored, I had no idea what was happening, and it just didn t seem to get better he further into it I got I really didn t enjoy this book, and I really don t want to read the third one This series is really not for me.4 out of 10

  • Mai

    I should probably go and wash my face I ve been crying like a baby for the last five minutes now I ll stop crying and get back to writing this review.Okay, so Half Wild picks up where Half Bad ended, it continues on with Nathan s life as a Half Code who is hated by pure white witches and wanted dead for being the son of the most dangerous black witch, Marcus Edge.I was very scared I ll end up hating this book because it seems like sequels are always worse than the first book However, I prob I should probably go and wash my face I ve been crying like a baby for the last five minutes now I ll stop crying and get back to writing this review.Okay, so Half Wild picks up where Half Bad ended, it continues on with Nathan s life as a Half Code who is hated by pure white witches and wanted dead for being the son of the most dangerous black witch, Marcus Edge.I was very scared I ll end up hating this book because it seems like sequels are always worse than the first book However, I probably have hatred running through my veins at this point, I m a mixture of feelings and the dominate one is totally pain anger.This book was magnificent, interesting and intense It was absolutely magical Every part of it was intense, I felt closer to the characters, and got hurt when they did The writing style was amazing, I couldn t put the book down or pass a chapter without commenting poor goodreads on it, I was completely absorbed into the story that I tuned everything else out.The characters development was one of the best things about this book And the addition of new characters was what made this book even exciting.I don t know how but Sally Green managed to make Gabriel even appealing, how can a character be so perfect and so good at continuing to be even perfect I don t know, but I ve never read about someone that soft and gentle and beautiful The relationship between him and Nathan grows and develops into something intense and unfair, Nathan can be quite selfish when he wants to be and Gabriel is being the lovely petal that he is and goes all you kiss me I kiss you you scratch my back I scratch yours on Nathan, but guess what Nathan does uh huh.The lost star goes for Annalise, this book was all about Annalise who is the reason why I have cried my eyes out and how she is just a piece of useless Gretchen Weiners, I usually like girlfriends but this one was dumb and good for nothing, she was just a magnet for bad luck and brought crap upon others.Also loads of events happened fast at the end while I wanted it to be detailed and slow burned, and some characters were unfairly treated, I felt bad for some.All in all, I m in love with this trilogy so far, it s completely meeting my expectations even surprising me with how marvelous it is, incredible writing and fantastic plot