Green, Sally Half Wild (Half Bad, #2), 412 pgs. Viking, 2015. $18.99 Content: Language: R (54 swears; 1 “F”), Mature Content: PG-13; Violence: R.
Nathan knows that he loves Annaliese and he knows that Gabriel is his best friend, but beyond that he doesn’t trust very many people. Annaliese needs Nathan to rescue her from a black witch, so Nathan and Gabriel join with some other witches who will trade their help in rescuing Annaliese for Nathan’s involvement in a rebellion against the uprising of a wicked white witch. Nathan has to figure out who he is and what his powers mean, and that isn’t easy when your dad is the most feared black witch and everybody expects something great from Nathan.
The Half Bad series is compelling so far. I can’t help but love Nathan and I enjoy the writing style and voice of his character. The violence is over the top gruesome and cringe worthy. The mature content is a homosexual kiss and the main character is confused about his sexual preferences. Although this is a second book the action didn’t slow down and it had a cliff hanger ending.
HS – OPTIONAL. Reviewer, C. Peterson.