Half Lost by Sally GreenHalf Lost by Sally Green

Half Lost

bySally Green

Hardcover | March 29, 2016

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The magical, stunning conclusion to the internationally acclaimed Half Bad trilogy--now available in more than 50 countries.

The Alliance is losing. Their most critical weapon, seventeen-year-old witch Nathan Brynn, has killed fifty-two people, and yet he’s no closer to ending the tyrannical, abusive rule of the Council of White Witches in England. Nor is Nathan any closer to his personal goal: getting revenge on Annalise, the girl he once loved, before she committed an unthinkable crime. There is an amulet, protected by the extremely powerful witch Ledger, which could be the tool Nathan needs to save himself and the Alliance. But the amulet is not so easily acquired. And lately Nathan has started to suffer from visions: a vision of a golden moment when he dies, and of an endless line of Hunters, impossible to overcome. Gabriel, his closest companion, encourages Nathan to run away with him, to start a peaceful life together. But even Gabriel’s love may not be enough to save Nathan from this war, or from the person he has become.
Set in modern-day Europe, the final book in the Half Bad trilogy is more than a story about witches. It’s a heart-poundingly visceral look at survival and exploitation, the nature of good and evil, and the risks we take for love.
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...
Title:Half LostFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.6 × 5.88 × 1.13 inPublished:March 29, 2016Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0670017140

ISBN - 13:9780670017140


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sad finish Short book, but it was a good ending.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unfortunate I enjoyed reading the first two novel but this last one kind of lost my interest. The writing was okay, but the story line and the characters flopped for me.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Series wrapped up in a slow and sad way I got this book because I had already committed to reading the series and couldn’t leave it unfinished. I commend Sally Green for creating LGBTQ protagonists – Gabriel was probably the best character. But the plot was slow and the ending was quite sad.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK Wasn't as good as the first, but still worth the read
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright While I wasn't a fan of the series, I actually think the last book is the best. While the ending was sad and emotional, it was the highlight of the series for me and redeemed the series to a solid 3 stars for me.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I'd Rather Put Myself in a Coma This series wasn't even that good but I was holding on with my last threads of misguided hope. And then Sally Green churns out this steaming pile of garbage that was approved by editors and publishers. Honestly that takes more talent than was shown in this sham of a story. Sometimes when I need cheering up I read 1 star reviews of this book on goodreads to make myself feel better.
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Emotional Kinda depressing but a great ending
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sad Very depressing but overall great ending
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing series This series really surprised me with how much depth the characters had. I saw this series everywhere I looked before I finally took the plunge and joined the party. And damn, what an emotional party. I've only ever had one series to actually make me cry, this one is now on the list as the second. Nathan makes you really think about your life, the bad moments, the good ones, and how our lives aren't even half as bad as what we think they are sometimes. Now, I couldn't count how many comments I've seen saying "wow this series is so great but the ending made me really mad/sad/angry so I don't like the last book". For me, the series is one of my favorites (like #2 on my top 10 list kinda favorite) so I don't understand how they could hate the last book. Sure, I cried like a baby and sure that's not how I originally pictured the end, but if a book has the power to make me cry like I did and make me feel a variety of emotions, then that, in my mind is a great ending to a powerful series. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from RIP Nathan's Character Arc The entire series was great! Until the ending. The last parts of the book was a major kill off for any hope for anyone. The characters had potential throughout the story but Sally Green just completely ignored that, I didn't like the ending at all.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The ending will make you angry. Okay... This book, not the greatest conclusion I have ever read. Especially since I LOVED the other two books. But It still held the same essence the other two books had, and I still liked it. I was pissed when what happened to my favourite character happened, and that was what made this book not as good as I thought it was going to be. Look, I'm not dragging on the book because it was bad, but mainly because I didn't receive the (happy) ending I wanted so badly for everyone. The ending... it was too much. These characters deserved the moon and back for all that they went through, but they barely even made it to the gas station. It was EXTREMELY angsty, but filled with golden moments that made me laugh.
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Review from Book Nerd Canada <strong>Warning: May contain spoilers from previous books in the series.</strong> Nathan is as lost as the book title says. He's out for blood wanting to nursed and kill Annaleise for all the things she has done. And he has killed a so many people. Nathan is your anti-hero. The one who straddles the moral compass meter which ticks back and forth. He is just so angry all the time. You can find him obsessing about the one person he can't wait to get his hands on. It was intense to say the least. His murderous thoughts overshadow everything and he ends up making a lot of mistakes. I love that he is one deeply flawed character who battles between his light and dark side.  I read this for the sheer opportunity to have Gabriel grace us with his presence. My favourite character out of the entire series he is sweet and kind and caring. And sometimes I would think quite cruelly that Nathan doesn't deserve him. He's just so mean to him and even though I can understand he's using him as a scaoegoat, Gabriel doesn't deserve that.  I had no trouble with the pacing in this book which is probably why I ended up marking it a four instead of a three out of five. There are also too many clues as to what happens by the end and anyone looking for that will know what will end up happening. Sadly I was one of those people and when I read it, I was still shocked. There's nothing more I can say except I am numb. This ending gave me one massive book hangover and I just had to chat with others who did read it as well. It's one those type of books. I highly suggest reading this if you're looking for more male/male relationships in YA books, because this one will go down as "memorable" in my books. A wonderful ending to the "Half Bad" trilogy, "Half Lost" will have you rocking to and fro from the edge of your seat. I guarantee it.
Date published: 2016-05-12

Read from the Book

In the year that my father turned twenty-eight he killed thirty-two people. Celia used to make me learn facts about Marcus. That’s one of them. It was the most he killed in anyone year before the war between Soul’s Council and the Alliance of Free Witches. I used to think that thirty-two was a lot.In the year Marcus turned seventeen, the year of his Giving, he killed just four people. I’m still only seventeen. Before the Battle of Bialowieza—the day my father died, the day almost half of the Alliance died, the day now referred to as “BB” by anyone who dares refer to it at all—anyway, before that day I’d killed twenty-three people.BB was months ago and now I’ve passed fifty kills. I’ve killed fifty-two people to be precise.It’s important to be precise about these things. I don’t include Pilot—she was dying anyway—and Sameen isn’t in the count. What I did for her was a mercy. The Hunters killed Sameen. Shot her in the back as we fled from the battle. And Marcus? I definitely don’t include him in the fifty-two. I didn’t kill him. She killed him.Annalise.Her name makes me want to spew. Everything about her makes me want to spew: her blonde hair, her blue eyes, her golden skin. Everything about her is disgusting, false. She said she loved me. And I said I loved her but I meant it. I did love her. What a stupid idiot! Falling for her, an O’Brien. She said I was her hero, her prince and, like the dumb, thick mug that I am, I wanted to believe her. I did believe her.And now all I want is to kill her. To cut her open and rip screams out of her. But even that isn’t enough; that won’t come close to it. I’d have to make her know how hard it is to do what I did. I’d have to make her cut off her own hand and eat it, or cut out her own eyes and eat them, and still that’d be easier than what I did.I’ve killed fifty-two people. But really all I want is to get my hands on her. I’d be happy with fifty-three. Just one more and I’ll be satisfied.

Editorial Reviews

Praise and accolades for Half Lost:* "One of the finest recent examples of YA fantasy."—Publishers Weekly, starred review* "A poignant finale to a trilogy. . . . A melancholy yet perfectly pitched denouement."—Booklist, starred review* "An immensely satisfying finale of dazzling magic, hard-earned romance, and the tragic realities of war."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review"Enthralling . . . Essential."—School Library Journal"Poignant, surprising, and utterly satisfying."—VOYAPraise and accolades for Half Wild: * "Riveting. . . . Features the same powerful language, well-developed characters, fascinating magic, and harrowing action sequences as its predecessor and will leave its readers anxiously awaiting the final volume."—Publishers Weekly, starred review* "The blood and gore, the willingness to endure and survive at any price, and the dichotomies between good and bad, love and hate, wild and civilized—all haunt the reader, climaxing in a tragic ending that portends the horror, violence, and possible relationships in the trilogy’s final installment."—Booklist, starred review "Green delivers vibrant characters, and Nathan's relationships arc in thrilling highs and lows. . . The climax ushers in a bloody, unforgettable cliffhanger. A character-driven page-turner offering both emotional depth and gory thrills."—Kirkus Reviews Praise and accolades for Half Bad:   "Highly entertaining and dangerously addictive."—Time Magazine   “Genuinely engaging.”—The New York Times   “Gripping.”—US Weekly   “Bewitching.”—The Wall Street Journal “Captivating.”— Los Angeles Times  "A page-turner."—The Boston Globe "An epic journey."—D.J. MacHale, New York Times bestselling author of Pendragon and Sylo   "Brilliant and utterly compelling."—Kate Atkinson, New York Times bestselling author of Life After Life "This will haunt you."—Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of Legend "Edgy, arresting and brilliantly written." —Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Gone * "A thrilling tale . . . Unforgettable."—Publishers Weekly, starred review * "Marvelous."—Booklist, starred review   A Spring 2014 Kids' Indie Next List pick A TIME Magazine Best Book of 2014   A Booklist Top 10 Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror for Youth   An Amazon.com Best Book of 2014   Holder of two Guinness World Records   Rights sold in 50 international markets