DNF – 40%
Half Wild is the sequel to Half Bad. Nathan is on the run from the hunters. Nathan needs to find Gabriel and rescue Annalise from Mercury. His father Marcus gave him three gifts to confirm that he is now a full adult witch. Nathan now has to learn to control his Gift, something powerful and dangerous. The war on Black Witches is now expanding across Europe, and Nathan has joined forces with enemies and friends to fight the council.
I really enjoyed Half Bad when I read it last year. You can read my review here. I loved the original take on witches. While the first book was slow I never found myself getting bored. However, with Half Wild I really did, hence the 2 star rating and DNF. Like i’ve said a million times before, I don’t really like reviewing books I haven’t finished so I am just going to explain why I didn’t finish.
First of all, I was not really fond of the writing. It just felt off to me, perhaps it is just because my reading tastes have just changed with time, and what I didn’t mind with Half Bad just wasn’t enough for Half Wild
There was a quote that I really did not like about 6% in the book.
‘Her skin is soft and skin-coloured’
What is skin-coloured? This quote is when Nathan is describing Annalise, and we know she is white, so is having white skin considered skin-coloured? What about people of colour? Are they not skin-coloured? Seriously? It just stinks of racism to me. You need to remember that this is an ARC, so perhaps they have changed it in the final edition – I really hope so.
I found the plot repetitive and boring. Perhaps it picks up in the second half of the book, but in the first half, Nathan had an obsession about Annalise and finding her. It was constant. Annalise is a character which feels really flat and boring to me, with no personality so having the plot focuses around finding her just bored me.
Overall, a disappointing sequel which did not hold my attention and I have little time to read in general, and I don’t want to waste that time with books I am not enjoying. There are many positive reviews, and this is just a personal opinion.
MY RATING: ★★☆☆☆