Friday, July 11, 2014

Half Bad (Half Life, #1) by Sally Green

Half Bad (Half Life, #1)Half Bad by Sally  Green

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

We go from the first to the unusual second then back and forth and back again, later settling on the first. It’s  from this that we get a clear understanding of what he’s feeling and what he’s doing… eventually.

'Interesting' and 'different' are what first come to mind as I finished this, but also that it’s brutal. Not just in that jarring realization that it’s him in a cage, but everything else that follows from there, including the abuse he suffers and the perception others hold and the choice his faced with. There’s a softer side too, a not so obvious soft aspect in the longing he has, the relationships his built and loyalty he possesses… though there’s really not that much soft in that last aspect.

What I liked:

It’s brutal, vividly so, but it’s more too with Nathan- authentic as a guy; not alpha nor beta, not a “character,” but one who’s believable in who he is and what he’s going through.

What I didn’t:

Unexplained moments, conveniently placed help-mates... essentially more than one inexplicable that permits him to get from point A to B to C and so on.

I liked HALF BAD... mostly.

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