January 3, 2015

Half Bad by Sally Green – WINTER WITCHES BREW GIVEAWAY #HalfBad



He has a powerful Gift. It’s how he uses it that will show if he’s good or bad.

In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and sixteen-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 seventeenth 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.

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Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy #1)
by Sally Green




In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, seventeen-year-old Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world’s most powerful and violent witch. Nathan is hunted from all sides: nowhere is safe and no one can be trusted. Now, Nathan has come into his own unique magical Gift, and he’s on the run–but the Hunters are close behind, and they will stop at nothing until they have captured Nathan and destroyed his father.

The Half Bad trilogy has been translated into 47 languages. TIME Magazine calls it “highly entertaining and dangerously addictive.” Kate Atkinson says it’s ”brilliant and utterly compelling.” London’s Daily Telegraph has named author Sally Green “the new J.K. Rowling.” Discover the story that readers all over the world are raving about.

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Half Wild (The Half Bad Trilogy #2)
by Sally Green
(in stores March 24)



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.

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Complete the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win:

Brew a winter concoction to settle in and read Half Bad before the release of Half Wild!
One (1) winner receives:
· a branded tumbler and hot chocolate,
· plus a copy of Half Bad.

Prizing & samples courtesy of Penguin
Giveaway open to US and Canada addresses only

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  1. Mary G Loki

    I love the idea of modern day witches. I love even more that it is through the perspective of a guy. :) I been wanting to read Half Bad for a long time now!

  2. Judy Schechter

    Wow, after watching the trailer I already care about Nathan and I want to read his story! Thanks for the chance!

  3. YvonneJ

    I’ve read both books….Half Bad I borrowed from the library and Half Wild was a digital ARC. I would love to have both books so that I can do a re-read when the third book is released.

  4. Susan Heim

    I love stories about witches and stories set in England, so this book sounds like the perfect combination! And it’s always great to discover a great new author and series.

  5. Lisa Cox

    I would love to read these books. They sound interesting and rather dark and scary too.

  6. Cricket

    I would like to read this because it sounds interesting and it’s about a male witch.

  7. traci16

    It’s completely different then what I normally read and it sounds great!!! I’ve also heard great things!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. melissa cushing

    The synopsis sounds amazing and I love the cover art too! Thanks for sharing and I would love to win and read this one for sure!

  9. Emily

    Sounds like a fascinating read and I am intrigued by the synopsis.

  10. nrlymrtl

    I like stories where the protagonist has foes on every side and doesn’t know who to trust. I want them to need therapy for trust issues by the end of the book.

  11. Viki S.

    This sounds really good especially since it’s a male that is the main character within the witch world. Just the little blurb makes me feel real bad for Nathan.

  12. Amanda T

    I love fantasy books and have read some really great reviews. The cover is gorgeous and synopsis sounds promising.

  13. Susan T.

    I’ve read and absolutely loved Half Bad. I am the biggest book pusher for it and would love to have a copy to give to my best friend. She NEEDS to read it.

  14. Amanda

    I read Half Bad, and it was excellent! So unique and such powerful characters. I can’t wait to see what happens to Nathan in Half Wild.

  15. Judy Cox

    I have read some really good reviews on this book, and it really looks like it would be a very good read and something I would definitely enjoy.

  16. Maegan Morin

    I just love the idea of modern day witches in England. Im really interested in finding out what happens to Nathan.

  17. Amber

    I’ve heard so much great things about it from so many blogs! I love books with magic, so Im sure I’ll love this book too!

  18. I want to read Half Bad because I love the whole concept and I love reading witch books, plus I’ve been hearing great things about it! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  19. All of my “go to” bloggers for book recs have loved it, and I have wanted to review it on my blog forever. My son is in college and it is just he and I trying to swing it financially, so all books I review on the blog I try to win or get for less than $3 as an ebook. When all else fails I get them at the library, but I don’t have time for that very often. I was delighted to see another giveaway for this novel. Thanks for the contest, I love it. :)

  20. Jacklin Updegraft

    Magic! And because it looks awesome!

  21. Clarisa Ramirez

    Want to read Half Bad by Sally Green since I’m reading her book right now and want a copy!

  22. Zed

    This is a series I’ve been meaning to read. Wish the giveaway was Intl so I could’ve joined but thank you for reminding me to read Half Bad this year! :)

  23. Alina R

    Sounds awesome and I’ve been told I would really like it also it has magic and witches! Thanks for the chance :)

  24. bn100

    sounds interesting

  25. Kristine Hall

    I want to re-read this before the next one comes out and I want a print copy to have and to hold! (Read it as eBook first time.)

  26. Rhianna

    The concept is really cool. You don’t see a lot of books where guys are the protags when witches are involved.

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