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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Murder and torment abound. Oct 09, Michelle Casey rated it liked it.

She was very independent and courageous. From evading bullies to scrambling across crow bridges to fleeing Mr.

Darkest Light (Half World, #2) by Hiromi Goto

Whatsit from A Wrinkle in Time. To ask other readers questions about Darkest Lightplease sign up. He remains comic, grotesque, and devoid of any personality trait besides evil. Clinging to his arm was a beautiful woman with long black hair, wearing a floor-length black gown. Her mother is in another Realm called Half World. Bramble rated it really liked it Sep 12, A place of dark shadows, jumbled silhouettes of cities and jungles, forests and villages.

He luckily managed to make a friend just before his epic journey into the Half World began.

I had to have a friend do the footwork and jiromi me a copy in Hirom. And I started getting creeped out when the characters began to get sucked into the Half World rules. I assume it would be similar to the sound that hundreds of grieving, furious souls would make were they trapped in a bottle and suddenly released.


He was a lot more cynical, brave and forthright. FantasyYA Literature. I will sheepishly admit that in drawing comparisons, I realized that I need to read more horror fiction written by women.

To ask other readers questions about Half Worldplease sign up. What starts out as a breathless search for her mother, soon develops into an archetypal, touching, and oddly believable voyage of self-discovery.

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At some points it feels too short. I do not need stars. 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].

The beginning of Half World is bleak, and the story gets more unsettling as Melanie finds out her mother is at the mercy of the main antagonist of the novel, Mr. Her only friend is an eccentric old woman named Ms.

Half World by Hiromi Goto, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

Luckily my library had a copy. This is a very creepy fantasy novel its depiction of the purgatorial half world reminds me of The Shiningwhose use of Asian influences was refreshingly different than has become the norm. Glueskin; one who behaved as if he was the ruler of Half World. Hopeful Monstersa collection of short stories, was released in This book is more than your usual girl-on-a-quest, the Half world is truly disturbing, and Melanie herself is no shining heroine, but believable and cowardly sometimes.


Despite its many wonders and its satisfying conclusion, Half-World is not, perhaps, without flaws.

The realms are at stake- long ago the cycle between the Realm of Flesh, Half World, and the Realm of Spirit was severed, and now those in Half World those who are dead but can’t pass into spirit are forev When I first read the plot description, I thought Half World sounded interesting and showed some promise, but within the first few pages, I already had a feeling I was going to be disappointed by the end Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The plot has gkto so so so much potential!

It’s not a nice world out there. I will warn you all that I regretted reading a couple of scenes during breakfast, though. Glueskin, she knew she has to save her mother even if it means putting her life at risk. The fate of everyone in colourless, twilit Half World – and the other two realms – depends on him. Redemption is a key wprld, along with forgiveness.

Book Review: Half World by Hiromi Goto |

That’s when Gee realizes that nothing is as it seems. Gee has a past that downright terrifies him, but he has no choice to but to face it head on if things are to be set right and the balance between the three realms restored. I wasn’t impressed by the end either.