About Natalie Wright
Natalie is the author of adventurous speculative fiction for teens and adults including her award-winning science fiction series, H.A.L.F., and The Akasha Chronicles, a young adult fantasy trilogy. She lives in the high desert of Tucson, Arizona with her husband, teen daughter, and two young cats.
Natalie spends her time writing, reading, hanging out on social media, and meeting readers and fans at festivals and comic cons throughout the western United States. She likes to walk in the high desert, snorkel in warm waters, travel, and share excellent food and conversation with family and friends. She was raised an Ohio farm girl, lives in the desert Southwest, and dreams of living in a big city high rise.
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Review by Anniek
Erika, Ian, Tex and Dr. Randall have been taken by the Greys. This is how they named the aliens. On earth they were in the fight of their lives. The scientist Dr. Sturgis saw them as a threat and gave the order to kill them all. Now Erika, Ian, Tex and Dr. Randall are in for a new fight. The Greys gave them only one option, serve them or die.
Erika and Ian are teenagers. They wanted to escape earth together with Erika's boyfriend Jack. The Greys left him behind. Erika and Ian don't understand why they did that. What Erika and Ian do know is that they both don't have any interest in serving the Greys for the rest of their lives.
Dr. Randall is a genius scientist. He and Dr. Sturgiss are the only ones who know how to make a hybrid. Tex is one of the hybrids and he is the only one who can communicate with the Greys. If Tex would join the Greys he'll become the robot he actually is. All of his emotions will be shut down. Dr. Randall will stop at nothing to keep that from happening and together with Erika and Ian he is looking for a way out.
Jake was left behind on the battlefield they wanted to escape. Instead of being killed he finds help from an unexpected person. Jake hates Dr. Sturgiss because she ordered their deaths but the only way to be free again has to be through Dr. Sturgiss. Jake is brought to Anna. Anna is Dr. Sturgiss's niece. Together with her Jake has to find a way to get Dr. Sturgiss out of prison. When the walls are closing in from every side, helping someone escape and managing to stay alive has never been this hard.
H.A.L.F.: The Makers begins right in the middle of a battle that has gone wrong. You'll start on the edge of your seat because of that. It's a fast-paced story with a lot of twists and turns. Natalie Wright doesn't shy away from graphic scenes and will fill your head with the images she created for her story. Before you start reading Natalie Wright made a list for you with all the names of the aliens and the places in the story, this way you don't have to figure it out all by yourself. It's really easy to connect to the story because you already know how everything is put together.
I usually don't read books about aliens, but every once in a while a story calls out to me. H.A.L.F.: The Makers made me step out of my comfort zone and I'm really glad that I did. This story makes me interested in the genre again. I loved H.A.L.F.: The Makers from start till finish. To fully comprehend all that has happened and to understand what the main characters are dealing with in the second book I do recommend that you start with book one.
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