February 27, 2014 at 05:00 PM EST

Half Bad

Current Status
In Season

Half Bad, the first book in Sally Green’s highly anticipated new trilogy, hits shelves March 4. The novel has already sold in 45 countries and been optioned for film by Fox, with Karen Rosenfelt (Twilight) producing. And if that’s not enough proof that people are excited about Half Bad, even other author’s are raving about it: Life After Life‘s Kate Atkinson said, “A book about witches with no owls and not a pair of round spectacles in sight. The new Hunger Games, I suspect.”

That’s pretty high praise. We can’t speed up the release date, but we can offer an exclusive first look at the book’s trailer. But first, check out Half Bad‘s official description: “Sixteen-year-old Nathan lives in a cage: beaten, shackled, and trained to kill. In a modern-day England, where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of Marcus, the world’s most terrifying and violent witch. Hunted from all sides, Nathan’s only hope for survival is to escape his captors, track down his cruel father, and receive the three gifts that will bring him into his own magical powers. But how can Nathan find Marcus, when there is no one safe to trust, not even family, not even the girl he loves?”

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