Author: Sally Green
Date of Publication: March 2014
Source: For review via Spinebreakers
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This review originally posted on Spinebreakers here.
I was gripped from the start. Green’s writing is captivating and mysterious, and I had questions I wanted immediately answered from page 4. The main theme, of witchcraft, is amazing, unique; don’t try and compare it to Harry Potter.
“The trick of not minding is key; it’s the only trick in town…
It’s a one-trick cage.”
A part of the premise of this book is racism. Nathan is a half-code, so he was born from a Bad Witch and Good Witch. He is undermined, tested regularly and basically treated like a prisoner, an animal almost. There is so much depth to this book, and it’s beautiful.
" 'What’s the difference between a trampoline and a Half Code?’…
’You take your shoes off to jump on a trampoline.' "
This book is just indescribable. I have a major book hangover about three weeks on, and I’m so annoyed that I have to wait a whole year for the next book! I had breaking the spines of books, and so it also annoys me that Green gripped me so much that I broke it TWICE… but that’s an okay annoyance, I guess.