Book Summery (Via Goodreads): Sixteen-year-old Nathan lives in a cage: beaten, shackled, trained to kill. In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world's most terrifying and violent witch, Marcus. Nathan's only hope for survival is to escape his captors, track down Marcus, and receive the three gifts that will bring him into his own magical powers—before it's too late. But how can Nathan find his father when there is no one safe to trust, not even family, not even the girl he loves?
Where to start? I love the concept of Half Wild. A misunderstood witch; half white, half black trying to find his way in the world. It's a solid concept. I really enjoyed the back story of Nathan. Learning about his family and how he grew up in a magical world as an outcast. However, there was a lot, A LOT of violence. So much that it took away from the concept and story line of Nathan becoming his own person. I also would have liked to learn more about Marcus, Nathan's father. That story line was a bit of a letdown. However, the pacing was good, and the overall story arc was engaging, enough to keep me wolfing this novel down hungrily. I look forward to Half Wild, the next book in the series.
Cover Art Commentary: I love the simplicity of this cover. I also like that the artwork is more abstract and not too literal.