Title: Half Lies
Author: Sally Green
My Rating: *****
Goodreads: Set in the months before Half Bad, Half Lies takes the form of a diary written by Michele, the sister of Gabriel, Nathan’s Black witch friend. Having fled Europe for Florida, Michele falls in love with a local White witch boy. There, she finds that the divide between the Black and White witch communities is just as dangerous as it was in the life she’s left behind.
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I have always believed that novellas cannot be long enough to express everything a story needs. This novella has by far proved me wrong.
Although I have not read Half Bad in almost a year the story is still relevant. You do not need to have read Half Bad for it to make sense and this is something I think has worked well for this novella.
The format of the story in not in chapters but as diary entries which adds more affect at the end of the story when we switch perspectives.
The only thing I disliked about this novella was that it is a novella. Sally Green has started an amazing series with Half Bad, but now I think that she should do a complete spin off series revolving around this new town Tampa and the characters we meet.
Half Lies is written beautifully and although you realise what is coming near to the end it still breaks your heart.
Well worth a read, even if you have not read Half Bad.
Let me know in the comments below if you have read Half Lies and what you thought about it.