The Deep Beneath (H.A.L.F. Series #1)

The Deep Beneath (H.A.L.F. Series #1)

by Natalie Wright


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781505524727
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/07/2015
Series: H.A.L.F. Series , #1
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

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. Natalie supports the rights of both humans and non-humans to live a life free of suffering caused by people. She is particularly passionate about the rights of girls and women throughout the world. 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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The Deep Beneath (H.A.L.F. Series #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
MontzieW More than 1 year ago
H.A.L.F.: The Deep Beneath By: Natalie Wright Narrated by: Andrew Tell I have had this book for a long time and I am so mad at myself for waiting to read it! It is so amazing! It is about a human/alien hybrid breeding program by the government, and one of their specimens, HALF 9, escapes. 9 meets teens and trouble, they each help each other. The story gets crazier and very suspense filled as they try to get 9 to his 'cousins' that are trying to pick him up. 9 finds out he has a 'sister', HALF 10, along the way too but her personality is nothing as kind as his. The narrator is just wonderful! He does the gruff voices and the squeaky alien voices perfectly! (Every voice in between too!) Perfect narrator for this book!
KyleShoop More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended. I was lucky enough to meet the author and am glad I decided to pick up her book. The plot is face-paced, well thought out, and unique. I wanted to keep reading at the end of each chapter. I loved Tex (I don't want to give too much away) - and the characters were well developed. Full of adventure, mystery, and thrills! The ending was awesome and now I'm going to be picking up a copy of book two.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Samantha Coville for Readers' Favorite In The Deep Beneath: Book 1 of the H.A.L.F. Series by Natalie Wright, we meet the character who gives the book its name: H.A.L.F. 9. He's not human; he's a weapon created by humans for mass destruction. But, proven to be too much for his own creators to contain, he's been held underground in secret, sedated for as long as he can remember. But something has changed; he's free now. Free from the humans. Free from the underground. Free from the drugs that inhibited him. Erika Holt will be free too in a different sense. She'll be free from the trailer, free from her drunk mother, free from the pain her dead father causes her. Could she and H.A.L.F. 9 possibly work together or is his power more than both of them can handle? Yes, this fits right along all the other teen science fiction books out there. But there's a reason the books follow a similar pattern: it works. It creates some of the best reading teens and adults alike can hope for in a sometimes dragged on and beaten down genre. The characters here are classically easy to fall in love with, the story line is unique enough to keep me interested in the entire series and keep coming back for more, and the writing itself is easy going enough to be perfect for young teens, but deep enough for adults. Natalie Wright has hit all the important points in making a successful Young Adult novel and I highly enjoyed reading it. Sign me up for book two of the H.A.L.F. series please!
eternalised More than 1 year ago
This was an interesting read. H.A.L.F: The Deep Beneath is the first book in a trilogy, and it sets the mood nicely. We’re introduced to H.A.LF. 9, who was created to be a weapon yet ended up being too powerful and impredictable. His makers kept him sedated, but now the sedation has worn off, and he’s more alive and deadly than ever before. As a hybrid, only half-human, H.A.L.F 9 makes an interesting character. The author does a great job portraying him, his choices, and why he chooses to be anything but what he was meant to be – a killer. Erika Holt and her friends run into H.A.L.F 9 by accident during a night out in the desert. When things go dire, H.A.L.F 9 — Tex — shows up to save Erika and her friends. Erika feels a strange connection toward the hybrid, who struggles to escape from the Commander, who wants him back, no matter what it takes. Tex and Erika had an interesting bond, and I can’t wait to see how it develops in the second book. The characters are strong, in particular Erika. She didn’t have a great childhood, what with an alcoholic mom, but she has a lot of strength. Tex is intriguing too, because you never quite know how he’ll react. The book starts out with a bang, and it keeps on going right until the end, fast-paced all the way through. If you like scifi, give this book a shot. I for one, am curious about the sequel. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
lizasarusrex More than 1 year ago
This was a very fast paced read for me. I finished it surprisingly quick. Natalie Wright will have you flipping the pages quicker than any other book. All the characters have deep back stories, and depth making them come to life. I could easily imagine them based off of their past, present, and the descriptive words Ms. Wright used. There's just enough description to give you an image, without being too wordy and over explaining things to where the book becomes unenjoyable.  I believe this book's targeted audience would be for young teenagers, but I enjoyed it compared to other books of that age group. It wasn't overly simple making it boring, but just enough for any reader to comprehend and enjoy. The emotions between Jack and Erika were expressed with great perspective. I'm sure any reader can relate to them in some way.  The author left me with many questions, which I believe were intentionally put there for the readers, making them look forward to the sequel. I know I'm looking forward to book two! Overall I'd rate this book a 5/5 and I'm adding book two, to my list of books to look forward to. 
BMagee10 More than 1 year ago
Do you believe in the existence of aliens? What about government conspiracy theories? Natalie Wright's first installment in the H.A.L.F. series will have you questioning what you know about aliens and what may to be true. This is a gripping sci-fi action thriller that follows HALF 9/Tex, an alien hybrid, as he escapes into the AZ desert, his unlikely friendship with three teenagers (Erika, Ian, and Jack), and his constant battle for freedom from one of his government co-creators, Commander Sturgis. There is even a "sibling" conflict with HALF 10/Electo. Not being a regular reader of sci-fi, I was apprehensive about how this novel would grab and hold my attention - I should not have worried! Well rounded characters, fully developed relationships between characters, and intriguing plot twists kept me turning pages. Even though I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, I definitely plan to buy Book Two in this series. Whether you believe in the existence of aliens or not, you WILL enjoy this compelling story and the surprise ending will leave you wanting more.