Summary: A long ago prophecy of a child being born in the Half World to heal the rift between the three realms seems to be coming true when a. Melanie follows her now-vanished mother into Half World, a magical limbo populated by gruesome semi-humans and characterized by despair. “Half World is a haunting combination of a coming-of-age novel and a spiritual quest, a mad funhouse of horrors and a tale of redemption and love. Wonderfully .

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FantasyYA Literature. Half World in Short: It is the same for your Realm [of Flesh] and for the Realm of Spirit.

We need the Three Realms reunited for there to be balance and wholeness. Without it we are all trapped creatures, only ever partially ourselves. Why I Read It: Diversiverse see more information below snuck up on me, and as I was looking for a shorter book to read I remembered that Fizzy Jill read this one last year and enjoyed it.


Luckily my library had a copy. After choosing Half World as my Diversiverse read, I began hearing mixed reviews about the story and the book.

Strange Horizons – Half World by Hiromi Goto By Michael Levy

But more importantly, Melanie wofld exhibits growth throughout the novel and her journey is one that can teach readers of all ages about digging deep and finding inner strength. Half Worl d is an entirely enjoyable book that pulls the reader on from chapter to chapter.

Goto provides just enough suspense in her story to propel the reader along the journey, and Melanie is a character worth cheering on.

Half World would make a great Readathon book and a great partner-read between a parent and child.

Half World by Hiromi Goto, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki | Amy’s Marathon of Books

Thanks for introducing me to the concept. This sounds like a good one to try!

Available in e-book format quite cheaply: This sounds like a good book for those in between big book moments. I am glad you enjoyed this one, Trish.


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