Half Life Trilogy #1
Paranormal Young Adult
Releases from Penguin on March 25th, 2014
In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and fifteen-year-old Nathan, who is both. Nathan’s father is the world’s most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. He is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his sixteenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witch—or else he will die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust—not even family, not even the girl he loves?
Confession: I've read shockingly few books about witches. I almost always pick another paranormal entity over them, and I have absolutely no reason for it, it just seems to work out that way. This, for many reasons, sounds like a book I cannot miss though:
1. That cover. It's simple yet bold and interesting, and I kind of have the urge to go around claiming I designed it to anyone who will listen, as though laying claim to it would somehow make it true. But of course I won't, because that would be wrong. WRONG! Instead, I'll just stare at it:)
2. Male protagonist. A beaten, tortured male protagonist. Yes, please. (It's important to note that in my head, Nathan is actually age 30, that way it's not so creepy that I'm yes please-ing him)
3. Romance. What? I can't help if I crave it, okay? Don't judge me ;-) It sounds like this romance will play a minor role in the overall story, but I kind of like that about it.
4. England. Hopefully there will be accents. That is all.