Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy #1) (Hardcover)

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In the YA field, there are very few books that stand out as being different, but Half Bad is one of those few. Nathan is half White Witch, which is supposed to be good, and half Black Witch, which is supposed to be evil. The two sides have been at war with each other for as long as anyone can remember, and being the only half breed in existence has made Nathan a target for both sides. Half Bad examines the nature of good and evil, and how fear and prejudice can shape not only society’s thoughts, but how you see yourself. This has been my favorite young adult book so far this year.

— Jenn, Atlanta

Description


"Highly entertaining and dangerously addictive."—Time Magazine

An international bestseller, translated into more than 50 languages!

 
Sixteen-year-old Nathan lives in a cage: beaten, shackled, trained to kill. In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world’s most terrifying and violent witch, Marcus. Nathan’s only hope for survival is to escape his captors, track down Marcus, and receive the three gifts that will bring him into his own magical powers—before it’s too late. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is monitored, when there is no one safe to trust, not even family, not even the girl he loves?

Half Bad is an international sensation and the start of a brilliant trilogy: a gripping tale of alienation and the indomitable will to survive.

About the Author


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. 

Praise For…


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 Weeklystarred review

* "Marvelous." —Bookliststarred review

* "A unique take on witches." —Library Media Connectionstarred review

A Spring 2014 Kids' Indie Next List pick

A 2014 Booklist Top 10 SF, Fantasy, and Horror for Youth

A Publishers Weekly Best Young Adult Book of 2014

A YALSA 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick
 
Holder of two Guinness World Records
 
Optioned for film by FOX 2000
 
Rights sold in 50 international markets


Product Details
ISBN: 9780670016785
ISBN-10: 0670016780
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 4th, 2014
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: The Half Bad Trilogy