H.I.V.E. Higher Institute of Villainous Education has ratings and reviews. Jennifer said: Reviewed by Jeremey for come to . Higher Institute of Education is the first book in the H.I.V.E. series written by Mark Walden. Contents[show] Summary Otto Malpense may be only thirteen years. H.I.V.E. (Higher Institute of Villainous Education) is a top-secret school of applied villainy where children with a precocious gift for wrongdoing are sent to.

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His first name is Neville–I mean, Nigel. The pacing of the plot was very uneven throughout the story. Otto and Wing are suddenly given a small window of opportunity to leave the school forever, but at the last second, they decide to stay.

Mark Walden spent a decade as a video game designer and producer before becoming a fulltime writer and father. And it’s not like someone ripped them out, you would be able to notice that. Sep 04, Newton rated it liked it Recommends it for: The former members of the G. E aims to foster that potential. I’ve no problem with the school, or the idea of one.

H.I.V.E. (Higher Institute of Villainous Education): Mark Walden: Bloomsbury Children’s Books

It almost played out like every action Disney movie I saw as a kid and I saw most of themfrom the life-changing event to the shattered plans to the big baddie to the understanding that maybe things aren’t what they seem. New machines have been developed but the first glimpse to the public brings terror as Overlord takes control of the facility an Advanced Weapons facility in Colorado.

He is smarter than Artemis Fowl but similar in his plotting, though Otto has no plans to be evil. And when the writing jumps perspectives back and forth like a jumping jack, it just gives me a headache. The last note I’m going to make is a little one on Violet: All in all, a very suspense filled book that’s a real page turner. Wanting to be off the island, Otto and his friends, Wing a martial arts fighterShelby a jewelry store sleuthand Laura a technological genius devise a plan that has never been pulled off before – escaping H.


Book Review: “H.I.V.E.: Higher Institute of Villainous Education” by Mark Walden – Escape Pod

About Privacy Cookies Contact us. E and then awakes to find himself in a helicopterstrapped to his seat, and sitting across from a complete stranger.

Right now, I just wish we didn’t have to go to school, so I can spend all day playing. In the place of Harry, a tolerant protagonist, we get Otto, whose specialness is even more played up without being seen. A series looking at how villains run things was a great twist in the hero theme and can be compared with the likes of Artemis Hither.

The plot starts to pick up momentum in the last pages. But then Otto realizes that he’s entered a six-year program; where leaving is not an option. Also, was it just me or was there a speck of romance between Raven and Nero?

After successfully completing his objective, he is ambushed and stunned by Raven an assassin that works for H. But not just any school, it’s a school for villains! By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use. It’s possible that more depth and details are added as we go on.

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I think that a lot of people will actually like this concept quite a bit, and probably like the characters as well, but I was not one of those people.

It has all the action anyone could want in a book. He uses this technique on Otto, Wing, and many other characters. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! He is in H. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. But when I was little, I always wished that I could just run away from school because it needed me to think. Had Wing or Shelby been the protag He placed a hand on his forehead, rubbing his temples. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


When the helicopter lands, Otto is informed that he will be spending the next six years of his life being schooled at H. Chavez had enlisted a commander named Rafael, but Raven and Wing together defeat Rafael’s men and Raven finishes Rafael by slicing his throat. I loved how the author, Mark Walden, made up an excellent thriller of a plot for the book. Otto and Raven are desperate to rescue their friends from the clutches of Anastasia Furan, head of the evil Disciples organization.

During a later private meeting with Nero, Raven sees a sniper Ghost and just barely saves Darkdoom from being assassinated. Otto never really had any friends because he was “different” than most of the other kids in the orphanage, but when he is transported to H. You may also like: During their virtual meeting, with only 9 members, including Nero, remaining, G. Wing stays because he sees that Nero is wearing the other half of Wing’s yin-yang amulet, and wants to know the reason behind this as the other half of the amulet belonged to his mother.

Laura manages to persuade Otto and the others to help her to steal the location of the Hunt, even though they do not know what Chief Dekker had forced their friend to do. Do you ever find yourself rooting for the villain?

That’s recommendation enough for me! I did laugh, even though some of the jokes were a little silly.