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Monday, March 3, 2014

Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Half-Bad by Sally Green

I'm so thrilled to be spotlighting and giving away Sally Green's new YA book, Half-Bad! There is so much awesome buzz about this book...

(Half Life #1)
by Sally Green

In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and fifteen-year-old Nathan, who is both. Nathan’s father is the world’s most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. He is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his sixteenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witch—or else he will die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust—not even family, not even the girl he loves?


Finally, a young adult novel that I’ve just read in proof, published next year, called Half Bad by Sally Green. A book about witches with no owls and not a pair of round spectacles in sight. The new Hunger Games, I suspect.
-Kate Atkinson
New York Times bestselling author of Life After Life

Edgy, arresting and brilliantly written, Half Bad grips you from the first page and doesn't let go.
-Michael Grant
New York Times bestselling author of Gone

A brilliant debut that is both deeply unique and unsettling, one that chilled me to the bone and broke my heart even as I sped through its pages. This will haunt you.
-Marie Lu
New York Times bestselling author of Legend

This grim and thrilling tale, first in a planned trilogy, features understated prose that lets readers' imaginations fill in the blanks, as well as a well-developed sense of Witch culture.
-Publishers Weekly
Starred review

[Half Bad] pushes the boundaries of what we believe to be good and evil. …Mesmerizing with mystery and heart-stopping adventure.
Starred review

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Unknown said...

(This is Darith L)

Yes, so excited! A book about witches! Yes, please!

Christina Fiorelli said...

Christina R. in the rafflecopter

LOVE how it's darker and there's social commentary about good and bad:)

Thank you:)

Carl Scott said...

I've heard a lot of the buzz too and the synopsis makes it sound pretty cool. Thanks.

Maidenveil said...

Witches. England. Bring it on!

Unknown said...

Witches and magic and humans all mixed up together sound like a wonderful, dangerous, completely engrossing combination to me.

Unknown said...

I love witches and the dark premises of this one sounds awesome!!!

Unknown said...

I haven't read a good witch book in a while so I'm excited about this one! I can't wait to hear about the romance and about his attempts to escape!

Kirsten! said...

I love books about witches and magic, especially one like this that are darker than normal. I also heard that section of Half Bad are written in second person which sounds super interesting, and I want to find out how that worked out (it's kind of a risky move, imo).

Unknown said...

Half Bad sounds super interesting, and the cover is reaaally pretty!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Melanie Conklin said...

Two of my friends read HALF BAD in a day flat, so that means there's something incredible and special going on here. It's moved to the top of my TBR pile! :)