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Figured out the arrangements of my punishment. Eager to be forgiven, I scrambled to my feet and came to do just that, finding it only a little awkward. I rested my chin on her ample thighs and felt her stroke my hair back with her stubby, pink-manicured fingers.
Soap sticks sting something terrible as they dissolve inside your bottom. I tried not to tense as Mommy reached into the basket by her lap and fished around. I did wince in surprise when she used a plastic spray bottle to mist my bottom with cool water, giving several squirts until all was damp. She often helps Mommy punish and reward me.
Mommy misted directly onto my hole. I squirmed. A bulb only holds a few ounces of fluid. But still, having a lot of fluid inside your bottom very suddenly makes your body think you have to go.
As purposeful and unceremonious as she does everything else, Mommy withdrew a hand-carved stick of soap, sprayed it with the bottle to dampen it, and rubbed it between her palms until it lathered up slick.
The stick was considerably thicker and longer than the nozzle of the enema. She had to wriggle and twist it quite a lot to push it all the way inside my bottom. Once the stick was all the way inside me, Mommy added a large, stainless-steel plug into the mix. I groaned as she pushed that into my little bottom hole. It seemed to take forever until the tight ring of my sphincter swallowed around it.
All the juice is right on the surface. Begging only earns a bigger punishment, a longer one, and I needed enough energy after this was over to do my homework. I am a very well trained young lady, so I kept my tears silent and spread my legs, arching my hips without being prompted. I hoped Mommy was smiling as she used two fingers of her left hand to pull open my girlie lips and run the dripping jalapeno around inside, wetting my tender lips.
She pulled back the hood of my clitoris to get the sensitive bud covered in burning juices, then pushed the jalapeno all the way inside my girl-hole. She used the stem to push and pull the pepper in and out of my body a few times, like she sometimes does with tampons or fingers or dildos, before finally pushing it in deep and leaving it.
Already I feel the heat, the burning taking effect. She strokes my back consolingly. If anyone but Darla and Karen and Andrew knew what Mommy does to my little girl holes, they might try and take me away from her. My body is just trying to relieve the ache. But I suppose, under the extraordinary circumstances, she wanted it to be personal. And, honestly, I like it much better this way, too.
She gives my bottom a sound beating from the top curve of my buttocks all the way down to my thighs, making sure to pay special attention to the sit spots, which I know will ache for days. My skin feels hot enough to bake cookies on. When mommy grows tired, she sits back, panting.
As soon as the sting in my bottom faded to a bearable level, my pussy gave a huge throb as it remembered the jalapeno deep inside. I sobbed fresh tears.
I try and still my squirming as best I can while she thinks it over. As does the smell of the muscle cream when she uncaps the tub, pulls the hood of my clittie back, and makes good on the promise. She uses the creamy finger to reach deep inside me and hook around the jalapeno, drawing it out and discarding it in the wastepaper bin.
Now my insides and my sensitive bud burn with every throb of my heart. My hips are supported on her lap, but my upper body is on the floor, my weight braced on my elbows. All of her privates are exposed. Punishing her in and out. I know hurting me turns her on. It makes me feel good to have her attention like this. My aunt has always been the cool, tough one; the one I want to impress.
I try to be a good model for Karen, arching my hips so she can look inside me. Sometimes Mommy uses a speculum to open my girlie parts wide and shines a flashlight inside so she can see and touch my cervix. I like thinking they can see so deep in my body and know I belong to them to my very core.
Inhumanely hard blows rain cruelly down on my bottom and thighs and the tender inner thighs without pause for breath. My next scream is trapped in my throat. Darla has a lot of anger and a lot of strength. She continues my punishment for so long it almost becomes meditative.
I am beyond pain. I am in a new mental state. My mouth hangs open, and tears slick from my eyes to land on my lips. Through pain, there is clarity. She drops her spoon and falls over my back, panting hard on my bare skin.
Her hands rub my sides. She gives wonderful presents and kisses me sweetly. Intense, funny and fierce friendships are formed. And all the time the scientific tinkerings of the boys' father into genetics and our very existence are creeping up on them in their wooden cabin, second by painful second. Andrew Smith has always wanted to be a writer. After graduating college, he wrote for newspapers and radio stations, but found it wasn't the kind of writing he'd dreamed about doing.
Born with an impulse to travel, Smith, the son of an immigrant, bounced around the world and from job to job, before settling down in Southern California. There, he got his first 'real job', as a teacher in an alternative educational program for at-risk teens, married, and moved to a rural mountain location.
Of course I know. He is unsure about his nature: White or Black. But it's all up to his personal choice: Nothing about you is evil. View all comments.
Dec 30, Jesse JesseTheReader rated it it was ok. I really enjoyed the first 50 pages and the last 50 pages, but everything in between was underwhelming. I'm going to do a full video review to share more of my thoughts, so look out for that!
View all 25 comments. Mar 01, C. I actually love it so much it physically pains my heart. So there you have it. A I do have feelings [just a few] and B it's so so good. I'm hit again by how much of a stream-of-consciousness feel it has. Like, we're not reading about Nathan. And I'm.. Also it's been 3 years since I read this and I just?!???? So this is yes.
The audiobook is fantastic. Half Bad had all the potential of pure freakish genius in it's pages. And what did it do? Yes, that's right, peoples, I bloody love this book!
I love it! I - yeah, okay, you get the picture. It's a beautiful picture. I basically just want to fangirl, buuuut, you want to know why I liked it, don't you?
High maintenance you lot are. First I'm going to squeak talk rationally about the writing: I love this style of writing. It's different. It's genius. It starts off in second person, with "you" and all that.
But that's only for part 1 so if it's not your pot of jam, don't fret. The rest is in 1st person, sometimes in past and sometimes in present.
The style is different. The writing is blunt and so incredibly personal. I'm a sucker for writing that gets inside you, instead of, you know, throws words at you from a distance. I breathed this book. Also, because it was glued to my face for several hours while I read it in 2 sittings.
The entire story is extremely messy too. I like the whole "good vs bad" thing happening -- because is it ever that clean cut? The White Witches are horrific and cruel So basically: It could be titled: Seriously, I was freaking out at all the stuff they inflicted on Nathan.
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Get me a pitchfork because I'm going after the White Witch Council. So let's talk about Nathan, shall we? Oh, wait, hold that thought, I just need to go collect my shattered feels and sticky-tape them back together.
Saying "child abuse" doesn't even cover it. The things they put Nathan through Because he's half White and half Black. I felt like the book was looking at the concept of: It's archaic, but, come on! That's still how we still treat things we don't understand. I loved Nathan's voice, and I also loved his personality.
He starts the book as an 8-year-old and then it ends when he's years-old. Oh, gosh, I'm having a hard time summing him up. He was unbelievable unbreakable. He was angry and kind of psychotic at time. Calm down, dude, but then I'm not calm. I'm freaking out. Did I mention that already? I felt like it was a little slow in some places. That saying, though, I felt it balanced the freaking-out-scenes of torture and abuse. I couldn't turn pages fast enough. Excuse me, but I'm off to put this on my favourites shelf.
And while I'm doing that, you can go read it, you muggles. Or fains, or whatever. View all 5 comments. Jun 07, Steph Sinclair rated it really liked it Shelves: Well, because of Harry Potter. I didn't want to sit and compare the two and I had a feeling that I would.
So it's a good thing this book was nothing like Harry Potter. It's interesting to see how split most people are on this book, and it's not hard to understand why. The enjoyment of Half Bad is going to largely depend on your ability to adapt to the writing style. How do you feel about second person? How do you feel about first person?
How do you feel about flipping back and forth from those two different point-of-views? If you answer is, "I can dig it! But if you answer is, "I hate it, I hate it, I hate it," then Half Bad might not be your cup of tea and I've got only one thing to say to you: Half Bad is brutal and spares no punches as we are introduced to the main character, who lives in a cage.
A cage. Immediately my interest was piqued. I knew this was a good sign for me because I'm the kind of reader that struggles with most book beginnings. However, the perils that Nathan endures really horrified me, and as terrible as it sounds, I couldn't stop reading about it.
And so Nathan grows up alone in the community of white witches who despise him. He desperately wants to be accepted and not judged purely on his parentage, but no matter how hard he tries, the Council of White Witches continue to send restrictions: Rite of Passage for Witches -He can't travel anywhere without first having permission It gets pretty ridiculous with the amount of rules place on a child, but the Council has their prejudices, and it's clear they don't plan to let up.
Nathan, who's only freedom included traveling to Wales every once in a while, refuses to ask permission for travel. Yet, his half-brother a white witch , who genuinely cares about him, begs him to reconsider. That scene was one of the saddest in the book for me.
Later that night, when I am getting undressed, Arran has a go at talking to me. I guess Gran has asked him to try. He says I should "rethink," "perhaps ask permission to go to one place in Wales," and some other stuff like that. Adult stuff.
Gran's stuff. I just say, "Can I have permission to go to the bathroom? We stay like that. Him hugging me and me still stiff with anger at him, wanting to hurt him too. After a long time I hug him back, just a little. But somehow in all the abuse, Nathan finds a little happiness in a girl named Annalise. Their romance was both short and sweet, and inevitably would fail since it's forbidden for white witches to fraternize with black witches. Sometime later, he ends up living in a cage outside.
The writing, as I mentioned before, flips back and forth from second to first person in the beginning, but tapers off and settles on first person present tense.
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I personally loved it because it's so different from other books. I felt like I could really get into Nathan's mind and understand how he felt. It also made certain scenes more intense because it forces the reader to imagine themselves in his situation. So imagining my hand being burned off from acid wasn't fun, but different.
Kat and I happened to be reading this book at the same time and had similar thoughts about it being difficult to read at first. It was very depressing in the beginning to see a child being mistreated and tortured. I don't often encounter that in most of the YA novels that I've read. The scenes don't fade into black, Nathan screams throughout some of them and they just felt very visual and hard to process at times.
I'm not a reader of horror novels nor a watcher of scary movies that have a lot of violence, so my tolerance level for this might be low. However, I do think those scenes are where Green truly shined.
Plus, they'll make for a great movie. When I went through and read a few reviews, some mentioned the implications of race since Nathan is a black witch being persecuted by white witches.
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It's interesting because I never really thought about it that way. Looking back, I suppose it is there. The black witches and white witches are different races in a way, but I viewed it more playing on the long accepted mythology that black witches were evil and white witches good and simply putting another spin on it.
In any case, I wasn't offended by anything intentional or unintentional. Strangely enough, even though Half Bad is about witches, there's not much magic in it. There are a few instances where there are spells mentioned and used, but the vast majority boils down to witches making potions. There are no wands or cloaks or three-quarter platforms. I think this was smart, otherwise, would we see a lot of comparisons between Half Bad and Harry Potter floating around.
As far as I can tell, they don't have anything in common besides the same paranormal creature. As much as I loved the narrative and premise, I do agree with other reviewers that mention the second half isn't as strong as the first. This might have something to do with how violent the first half is, and therefore, a lot more engaging to read.
I don't know if that's the right word, but the first half is definitely more interesting. However, I still enjoyed the second half because if the book had been filled entirely of violent torture, I don't think I could have continued reading.
The second half mostly involves Nathan, newly escaped from the Council, searching for a black witch named Mercury who can give him his three gifts on his 17th birthday. The ending took me by surprise due to the reappearance from a certain character. I'm not sure how I feel about it, but I am eager to continue this series. Do I think it's the Next Big Thing? Who knows. But it's a damn good book. ARC was provided by the publisher for an honest review.
More reviews and other fantastical things at Cuddlebuggery. View all 16 comments. Apr 18, Daiane rated it did not like it. Unpopular opinion time Yay!
I thought about giving this book 2 stars but who am I kidding? It was a torture to read it! I seriously have no idea how I got to the end.
Oh wait, yes I have! I was actually waiting for something, anything, to happen! Plus, it promised me A world divided between black and white witches and those in the dark side are tortured and murdered.
Almost all the black witches are nowhere to see but one. Since Nathan was a baby he is treated poorly by his family. The only kid fr Unpopular opinion time Yay! The only kid from the most powerful Dark Lord black witch that is alive and a white witch who died after giving birth to him. His life is a journey to discover his true self. Is his heart black or white? While he lives in the shadows, always alone with no friends, she is the opposite.
She is the light everyone is attracted to. But oh wait, she wants to be his friend! But wait I'm having a Deja Vu here So how cool would it be to read a book about little Snape whose father is Voldemort? It would be awesome but I'm still waiting for it because this book has nothing with the amazing world of J. At first I was surprised by the writing style.
I didn't like it but I have to admit that we don't see it every day. Best look at the ground. Aside from the "You do this.
Now you should do that", it was like I was looking at some people's freaking twitter!! Just had a shower. Tweet 1: Good morning guys! I just woke up: Tweet 2: Now I'm walking to my bathroom Tweet 3: Oh, I'm getting my awesome pink toothbrush. Tweet 4: Now I'm brushing my brilliant teeth. As I got more in the book, the writing style changed to normal to tell the story of how we got there.
However, it was slow and at some point it was really dragging. Most characters were just useless and weak. I saw some tentative plot of "Nobody is totally good or totally evil" but it was a big fail. Specially the dark witches who were bad just to have people in the dark side for the plot's sake. The world building was also lacking. Aside from the witches' story, I missed some aspects about the place.
Sometimes I was even imagine them in a middle age style and had to be reminded that this was a nowadays story. Also, at some point the inner dialog got into a loop where we had nothing new.
But wait, in this magical world that was one thing that disappointed me most. Where were the tons of spells? Why the hell would witches use fists and knifes to fight? After all the dull pages I was expecting the climax. I couldn't find it. So, if you are in for some depressive thoughts and a kid who is trying really hard to be accepted by his magic?
But if you are looking for a book full of magic and spells, with a little bit of action and romance, I don't think I would recommend this. All in all, this just wasn't for me. View all 33 comments. Jul 27, Hailey Hailey in Bookland rated it really liked it. I wasn't expecting to like it but I actually found it really enjoyable and really quick! A nice surprise! Half Blood started as a 5-star read for me. This lasted 'til about three quarters which is when I realized we really hadn't gotten anywhere in the story.
Boredom quickly followed, until I was unfortunately underwhelmed by the anticlimactic ending. Nevertheless, it's an incredibly well written book that has a lot to offer if you have a bit of patience, although it's unique in a way that may not adhere to all tastes.
When we meet our protagonist, Nathan, he's naught but a young lad. Young and unfo Half Blood started as a 5-star read for me. Young and unfortunate to have been born the son of a notorious Black Witch; a fact that makes him a leper, someone to be hunted down and caged.
We learn that, even though he's highly intelligent in many ways, he's not exactly book smart. He can hardly read and write.
To reflect his age and intellect, the writing is very simple, even childlike at times, which I found brilliant. In addition, Green adopts an informal narration lightly peppered with slang that really brings him to life.
Then as he ages, so does the writing. To make the story itself just as genuine, it begins with second person tense. It's unusual, but highly gripping and surprisingly perfect. This is a child who has been controlled, tortured, and beaten both by his peers and by the system his whole life. Introducing the story with that choice of narration not only brings the horror of his situation to the limelight, but it makes you a part of it; it's haunting and unsettling.
While it's definitely not for the younger crowd, the scenes of torture and suffering manage to be vivid without being overly graphic.
The power of imagination is used well! For the most part, however, the book is told through first person present, where Nathan narrates his own gruesome story. We follow him from childhood to his 17th birthday, from his hateful step sister, to his first love. We see how he learns to cope, to separate himself from the pain, to harbor strength not many would have. And, in spite of everything, he still manages to have a sarcastic sense of humor that had me chuckling. The world building comes with no complaints.
The witch lore is original, highly interesting, and doused with an old-school feel. There's a complex system in place involving White witches, Black witches, Hunters, Gifts, traditions and myths, with details delivered in a way that wonderfully balances our curiosity and fascination. His long days of torture turn to long days of nothing: I found myself getting increasingly bored. The plot was just not progressing at all. Then after all the waiting, the ending ended up being frustratingly anticlimactic.
All this time, and it's like a balloon that pops and quickly fizzles. It's as if this was more or less an introduction for the real deal yet to come. I would still very much recommend this one for all I liked about it. It's as much a book about witches, as it is a moving story about a young boy learning to survive in a cruel world. For more of my reviews, visit my blog at Xpresso Reads View all 8 comments.
Jan 08, Regan rated it really liked it Shelves: Half Bad follows a boy named Nathan, and Nathan lives in a world where good witches white and bad witches black exist.
Nathan, however, is unique because he is half good and half bad, his father is the most notorious black witch alive and his mother is dead. Nathan lives a life facing constant prejudice from all sides, and he is just trying to survive until his 17th birthday so he can receive his 3 gifts and become a full fledged witch. I enjoyed this book overall, especially the first half. In the first half of the novel Green focuses on giving a very detailed back story of Nathan, some would say this part was too slow, but personally I enjoyed the pacing.
However, the pacing shifted in the second half of the book when it jumped back to the present, and then I found everything was moving to quickly. I especially felt this with the climax, it seemed to came out of no where, and was only about 40 pages.
I also had a small problem with the romance in the novel, my problem being I didn't believe it. Overall this book was a very interesting, and fast read. I was hooked from page one, and I will be reading the next book. View all 7 comments.
Feb 13, Ben Alderson rated it it was amazing. For me, something like "Half Bad" is very, very rare. I read a lot of fantasy, much of that lot from the contemporary masters of the field Sanderson, Rothfuss, Williams, Rowling etc. I have been well immersed in the fantasy genre, and as spoiled as it may sound, have come to expect greatness in the fantasy that I choose to read.
I chanced across a copy of the "Half Bad" unedited manuscript at the BEA, and decided to take a chance. I was sufficiently and unexpectedly blown away. It delivered a feeling to me that I haven't come across since reading Rothfuss's "The Name of the Wind. I'm not sure if it was the unique POV that Green chose to use, the excellent storytelling, the believable dialogue, or a combination of all three, but I fell in with Nathan.
Spiritually, emotionally, even physically I was genuinely squirming in my seat at some points. His journey was my journey. And the fact that this is Green's debut novel makes it all the more impressive. This isn't your average YA urban fantasy centered around witches.
I hated even putting that last sentence in here just because this book feel so unique. This is a masterful work of fiction that will grab you, hook, line, and shackles. I'm sure I'll be turning this story and its messages over and over in my mind until the next book in the trilogy comes out.
I will most definitely be championing "Half Bad. Because if you're like me, you're going to want one copy to treasure and one copy to give to a discerning friend. View 2 comments. He had it bad from the start.She does some beatings here and there, but I felt like she didn't hate him as much as she let on. There's some stuff about the Half Bad trilogy at www.
Being discriminated upon by your peers just because of what you are sucks a lot, having felt it myself when I went to Europe to study for a few weeks. The plot is vague, the setting is unclear, it's well-written for a character insight, but that's the limit of this book. This might have something to do with how violent the first half is, and therefore, a lot more engaging to read.
The ring She made my shipper heart happy and she gave me twists, turns and shocks. I always, always want to be her little girl.