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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Wei so much—and Worrld. Dec 22, Charles rated it really liked it Shelves: While there is no direct gore or splatter, the book has its violent scenes. This book, written by Hiromi Gotois the first YA title on my list.

I was so glad view spoiler [that Melanie was safe, that she had chosen a more loving ggoto even in the midst of constant cruelty and chaos, that her parents especially were finally able to go to the Spirit World after all they had suffered and sacrificed for her, and–while still feeling a bit repulsed by who he was and what he had done–that Mr.

The book is good. Underneath everything is a pervasive respect for life, no matter what it brings. You did this to me! Melanie, of course, sets out to rescue her beloved mother on what turns into an epic quest that has significance not just for her small family, but for the entire universe. Sadly, this book is not available in the US. Lincoln rated it really liked it. The twisted creatures that make up the setting are striking and mirror the twisted nature of the place, where people relive their greatest pain until they are well enough to move on.

Fractured at one time, the Realms of the Flesh, Spirit and Half Gotk have been reunited, but they are at risk: New to the site? Using realistic characters from our world to introduce the reader to the fantastical plane of Half World somehow makes the idea plausible. However, he provides excellent and timely comic relief when not playing his role.


Lyrical and percise, and easy to breeze through. Thank you to the brilliance of wet moss and lichen. Now, I understand the choice to some degree, because yes, yes, minds change, but I dislike the narrative that all women are secretly mothers in waiting and would have liked perhaps to see the character set up a little different, and this probably is more a personal issue with me than something that’s wrong or anything [END SPOILERS].

You aorld also subscribe through iTunes. Glueskin, who rules over a nightmarish Limbo. It had to do with the descriptions mostly which were brief granted, at double spaced, large print pages, the entire novel is brief as well and the writing style. If you were Melanie, won’t workd wonder hromi “Half World” is? How does that even work?


I enjoyed Half World. Granted, Miyazaki’s world also has its cute and charming elements, whereas there is almost none of giromi in Half World An easy read, some scenes were graphically disgusting or visceral ha,f especially with the repeated biting off of pinky fingers and the subsequent blood gushing descriptions illustrating the masochistic crunch imperative for the cost of toll, the ripping of limbs, the pecking out of eyes, phlegm balls, farting babies, blood spilling from feet and faces, entrails eviscerated, it goes on and on.

Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian. She is an impatient person and somewhat ungrateful Can she save her mom? Chantal rated it really liked it Feb 18, Wait Until Late Afternoon is her first book-length poetry publication.

FantasyYA Literature. The book is also peppered with drawings by Jillian Tamakiwho also did the beautiful cover illustrations. It looked like early evening on a completely overcast today.

Half World (Half World, #1) by Hiromi Goto

It was strangely refreshing and reminded me of how put off I am by most story heroines – either they are too gifted or too annoying. It didn’t at all sound like hiroi mussel.

My utmost thanks to the Author, the Publisher, and Goodreads for giving me the worlc to read and review this free book. Despite its many wonders and its satisfying conclusion, Half-World is not, perhaps, without flaws. I feel like the story we start with gets twisted and becomes hard to follow and to empathize with as Goto blends it with the Half World myths.


I don’t require happy endings, but this ending seemed unnecessarily sad–and the author tried to twist it to happy at the very end. Should I read Half World before reading this book?

Half World by Hiromi Goto, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

Half World is set in Vancouver with lovingly specific details of East Vancouver, by the waywhere, one day, Melanie comes home from school and discovers that her mother is missing.

The light that managed to penetrate the overwhelming layer of clouds created a shadowy world, absent of colors and vibrancy. I liked her a lot, even if I didn’t love the book. Melanie encounters people with animal body such as a woman with eels for arms, and a man with a bird’s head. It was as if they ran atop a swift dark river, their feet slipping on the sleek feathers, the crows dipping beneath their weight. A multi-contributor blog at the intersection of fandom and media criticism.

Wei’s house as she is the only person she could turn to whenever she is in need of advice or assistance. It was so good to be still.

Why had her mother kept this the paper? Goto paints a vivid image of Half World once again and it seems the characters are even better than before. See 1 question about Half World…. Now, at sixteen, he is a loner both despised and feared by his classmates. The opening scenes introduce us to a downtrodden protagonist who seems unlikely to become her own hero.

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