I read Half Bad by Sally Green last April. It was touted as the first book in an internationally loved fantasy trilogy. That means I was either gonna be seriously disappointed or pretty darn impressed. My verdict? I gave it 5 stars on Goodreads, with the following review:
"A fully-fleshed Witch society within our fain society. A child labeled by his mixed parentage and punished for it. This is the book Harry Potter fans read when they want something a little grittier but just as magical."
So, yeah, I'm looking forward to the sequel, Half Wild. It came out yesterday. I have a hold on it. So whoever gets it before me, please read quickly!
Insurgent: Shatter Reality
The second installment in the Divergent movie franchise debuts this weekend. Insurgent "raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Kate Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world." If you haven't read the book yet, make sure you do!