Half Lost : review

Sally Green
26404831*This book was sent to me by Penguin Random House UK, through a GoodReads giveaway. But these are my honest opinions on the book!*

This is the third and LAST book in the trilogy, so there might be spoilers for the first two books!
But for this last book I will notify you before spoilers. Goodreads' link to the first book: Half Bad

The first book was good, like I really liked it. I felt that the second one on the other hand suffered from second-book syndrome... I think I'm in the minority here - on GoodReads the second book has the highest ratings in the series. So I was really hesitant in picking this third one up, but that is exactly what I did this week.

> Overall I do recommend this book trilogy if it seems like your cup of tea. But if you just want a really good series and not necessarily something along these lines, I'm not too sure how you would like 'em.

> So I gave this book 3.5 stars and decided to do this the way that BooksandLala does in her review videos!
So I'll tell 3.5 things I liked about the book and 1.5 things I didn't like.

+1 | In regards to the author Sally Green, I like her writing style and amount of conversation, descriptions and ability to write a good story. Also I really appreciated the fact that she could get dark with the story, and you really don't see that in other YA books.

+2 | World & world building. I LOVED how for the characters, the world they live in is normal. See in fantasy books we tend to follow a character for whom the world is new to them. It is of course a fantastic way to delve into a fantasy world, and it makes it easy for the reader to understand the magic - along with the main character that is. BUT since this is the last book and we are familiar with the world, I found it very interesting to see how the characters are when they think the magic is normal. You with me? Their instincts were different because they were so used to a world of magic, and that was really fascinating.

+3 | Emotionally I wasn't that attached (read the -1 point) BUT I didn't know where the story was going, which was really refreshing.

+0.5 | It had a couple of really good and memorable scenes, that I think bumped the book up the .5! If you're wondering what they are, they are mentioned at the bottom after the spoiler warning.

-1 | Characters & Relationships. I've had mixed feelings for Nathan through all three books and also for some reason in this last book, I had issues with Gabriel as well. I don't think it was about their personalities or how they delt with situations, which makes my dislike for them weird. I simply can't put my finger on what I didn't like about them...

-0.5 | Revenge was made a big thing for Nathan in the beginning but I really didn't like how that proceeded. And that's just a minor thing that bothered me.

Also a random thing, can we talk about the randomness of the title capitalization! It just felt so weird looking at titles with no capitalizations. Was that only me? Also the same was with Nathans "animal version" - no manners (that is no grammar rules).

And isn't it weird that the hunters carry phones even though they know some withces can hear them? They ought to have heard from someone that Nathan can!

Favourite scenes:
>"You suit the chains Clay"
>Scene with the stick/wand (if you've read it you know what I'm talking about!)
>Also, loved the scene where Gabriel and the others have fun in testing out the protection spell.

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