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H.A.L.F.: Origins (Volume 3) Paperback – August 9, 2017
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"The latest satisfying addition to the H.A.L.F. series has something for everyone: exciting action scenes; great, complex love stories; fascinating new aliens; and relatable teen characters fighting to save the world and find their places in it." Alyssa H., Content Editor, Red Adept Editing
"This is a 'WOW!' book; a punchy, gritty, unputdownable book. Young adults will love it. And, you know what, adults will too." Wishing Shelf Reviews
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About the Author
Natalie is the author of the award-winning science fiction series H.A.L.F., and the popular young adult fantasy trilogy, The Akasha Chronicles. She lives in the desert southwest with her husband, daughter and two cat overlords. When not writing, reading, gaming or geeking out over nerd culture, Natalie appears on panels and meets readers at comic cons and book festivals throughout the western U.S. When not traveling for business, she also enjoys leisure travel with her family, both domestic and abroad, always seeking mountains, oceans and cities with divine food and great art and architecture. She believes we can never have too many stories with space ships or dragons.
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Tex and Erika need help from a Navajo healer when Tex falls gravely ill The healer is their only chance at helping Tex live. Thankfully, Tex emerges from the experience with vital information which will help stop the predatory M’Uktah from overtaking the human population. Sounds crazy, hey! Very intense.
I really enjoyed that this book had a pronunciation and definition guide at the start of the book otherwise I would’ve had trouble keeping up with whose who.
Another thing I really enjoyed was the sweet acknowledgment at the start of the book, as many acknowledgments are at the back and I didn’t realize that she had written so many words (300,000 to be exact).
The story is really fast paced and throws you immediately into the deep end of the action. The writing is really clever and immerses the reader immediately into the world of the characters. You can really tell that the author has crafted these characters with care, as they’re all very different and have a different tone. I’ve noticed with some of the other books that I’ve read, authors tend to just reuse personality traits, but that was not the case with this book at all.
With The Makers and predatory creatures who want to enslave the human race, I found this book to be very enjoyable and action-packed. It was very sweet to read Erika and Tex’s budding romance, as he’s half-human and she’s into someone else. That was relatable as hell, I mean, apart from the fact he’s half human. These two broke my heart again and again. Why did they make everything so complicated!?
The complexity of the characters within this story is what kept me on the edge of my seat. Although I generally like it when characters are undoubtedly good or bad, it’s refreshing for me to read characters that aren’t always like this. This was the case with the main characters within this book, as you learn more and more about them as time goes on.
I really enjoyed this book. Is it the last one in the series? I hope not.
Origins is the jaw-dropping finale of the H.A.L.F. series. And when I say jaw-dropping, I mean you will definitely be blown away by how the series ends.
The alien threat from the last book is now on Earth, wreaking havoc all throughout Europe. People are dying left and right, and it seems like nothing can stop these creatures from completing their mission.
It's up to Tex and Erika to try and find a way to bring down the aliens known as the M'Uktah. But when Tex comes down with an illness, Erika has no idea how to help him. It isn't until he's taken to a Navajo healer that everything changes.
Elsewhere, Jack and Anna are on a mission to bring down The Makers and save humanity from a completely different alien threat: the virus released by the Conexus in the second book.
Does either group succeed, or is humanity doomed to fall at the hands of an alien race? You'll just have to read it and find out.
I can't even put into words how amazing this book was. I loved it. I hated it. I wanted to throw it out the window. I wanted to cherish it forever and ever. I didn't want it to end. And I still wish it was a movie. Seriously, these books would be amazing on the big screen.
The intensity of everything that was going on sent my anxiety spiraling out of control at times. I was eager to know what would happen next, but I was also filled with worry and stress about what was going to happen. It made me a little crazy.
The plot of this one moves along at a brisk pace, but it's so fleshed out and ties everything together in a nice little bow. I loved that everything sort of came together, and nothing was left hanging or open with no resolution. Unlike a certain X-Files arc that still frustrates me to this day (Mulder's sister... I refuse to believe anything about how that arc played out. Ugh.)
Origins was just...it was so good. The characters felt like old friends by the very end, and I was sad to leave them behind. I was also sad because of other reasons, but that would spoil things, so I'll keep mum about it.
Please, do yourself a favor and pick up the H.A.L.F. series. It's so good, and you won't regret diving into this world of sci-fi aliens. Trust me on that.
Five very well-deserved stars.
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Aliens vs Humankind. A great premise for any book, but Natalie Wright pulls it off beautifully.Read more