REVIEW - Blog Tour for H.A.L.F. The Deep Beneath by Natalie Wright

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H.A.L.F. The Deep Beneath by Natalie Wright

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The Deep Beneath (H.A.L.F) by Natalie Wright 
Series: (H.A.L.F #1) 
Publication date: January 7th 2015
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult


H.A.L.F. 9 has taken his first breath of desert air and his first steps in the human world. Created to be a weapon, he proved too powerful for his makers and has lived a sedated life hidden from humans. But H.A.L.F. 9 has escaped the underground lab he called home, and the sedation has worn off. He has never been more alive. More powerful. Or more deadly.

Erika Holt longs to ride her motorcycle east until pavement meets shore. She bides her time until graduation when she’ll say adios to the trailer she shares with her alcoholic mother and memories of her dead father. But a typical night in the desert with friends thrusts Erika into a situation more dangerous than she ever imagined.

Circumstances push the two together, and each must make a fateful choice. Will Erika help H.A.L.F. 9 despite her “don’t get involved” rule? And will H.A.L.F. 9 let Erika live even though he was trained to kill?

The two may need to forget their rules and training and if either is to survive the dangers of the deep beneath them.

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So we have some young adults, an underground secret facility, super humans with numbers instead of names, what is going on?

Before I get started this book gave me a whole Area 51 vibe, I think it was the whole secret government base thing going on!

Anyway long story short Erica, her two best friends (both male and one a very good friend!) decide to let their hair down and head out to the desert.  Whilst there they encounter some nasty types who are out to get whatever they want and unfortunately Erica is on their list.

Thankfully before anything bad can go down their knight in shining armour appears. H.A.L.F 9.

He has taken his first steps out of his underground home or should I say prison. He has been created as a weapon, he has lived his short life in a sedated bubble and now he has escaped and he is free.

Erica and her friends have to make a decision, will the help H.A.L.F. 9? He is a killing machine and potentially he could kill them but he also saved them when they needed it the most, will they be his saviours? The people who created him want him back at any cost!

This was a fun read and very atmospheric too, maybe it was the desert surroundings, they always fascinate me, anyway I did like the characters especially our mysterious number 9.

There is a touch of romance too, possibly a love triangle but I'll let you read about that - are we having too many love triangles? I ask because teenage girls really need to settle for one guy!!

The way the book ended on a little bit of a "what, you can't leave it like that" sort of way also means we may hear more from these guys!

A good addition to your YA/Sci Fi shelf!

Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review


Natalie is the author of H.A.L.F., a young adult science fiction series, and The Akasha Chronicles, a young adult fantasy trilogy. She lives in the high desert of Tucson, Arizona with her husband, tween daughter, and two young cats.

Natalie spends her time writing, reading, gaming, geeking out over nerd culture and cool science, 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 desert, snorkel in warm waters, travel, and share excellent food and conversation with awesome people. 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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  1. Great review, Heather! This sounds like a fun and very well developed read! I like how well doe the world building sounds especially! Glad you liked it! :)

  2. Heather - Thank you for hosting me today and for the great review!

  3. Oy, love triangles are such a turn off. Sounds like a good book otherwise!


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