Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine where we post upcoming releases we're highly anticipating. My pre-publication selection for this week's Waiting on Wednesday is Half Bad by Sally Green.
Series: Half Life Trilogy, #1
Release Date: March 4th, 2014
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Waited on by: Mel
A stunning, magical debut. An international sensation.
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?
In the tradition of Patrick Ness and Markus Zusak, Half Bad is a gripping tale of alienation and the indomitable will to survive, a story that will grab hold of you and not let go until the very last page.
So. There's a badass title, badass cover and badass synopsis. I haven't read a good witch book in ages, the last good one I read was the Harry Potter series which was years ago. Also, "in the tradition of Patrick Ness and Markus Zusak" HELL YES! Two of my favourite authors right there. This is bound to be good. Really good. I want I want I want.