Half Wild picks up shortly after the end of Half Bad. While Nathan is no longer a held captive, he is far from free. He is the most hunted teen in Europe. Both Black and White witches want to find him. It is difficult for Nathan to decide whom to trust, new friends or old enemies?
This is not the sequel I had hoped for when I closed Half Bad, exhilarated and excited for the next installment. But at the same time, I am not surprised. Half Wild is very much a set up for the third book and as soon as I accepted that, this became an easy read. I like that Nathan’s relationship with his father is explored more in this book. However, the stereotypical YA long triangle, I could do without. I like that this is a bit darker than the first book and while there is death and violence, it is very much PG-13.
While I am not thrilled by Half Wild the way I was for Half Bad, I am still excited for the series. I am most definitely curious to see where Green is going with all of this and how Nathan’s story comes to an end.