Ê H.I.V.E.: Higher Institute of Villainous Education ç Download by µ Mark Walden

Ê H.I.V.E.: Higher Institute of Villainous Education ç Download by µ Mark Walden CLICHESSO MANY CLICHESIt s not even funny.
We ve gotThe Hogwarts of evil people.
The fat kid who eats ALL THE TIME The smart Asian The bratty fashion obsessed blonde American however, this does change I do have to give the author credit for that Our not NEARLY as cool as Neville Longbottom who has to live up to his parents lives The nice girl who we ALL know is going to end up with our protagonistThe mysterious guy whose motives are not known but the majority of us know he s going to be related to our protagonist And totally ripped off the mysterious sponsor from Great Expectations The two brutes who are rude to our protagonist and have no other personalities basically, these two are Crabbe and Goyle but less compelling because there s no Draco The seductive assassin helper.
And our GENIUS orphaned special perfect lead role Who, with no discernable flaws, bullying tendancies, and extreme and I do mean extreme There are entire paragraphs of him speaking about how much better he is than everyone arrogance, is like Artemis Fowl In fact, he IS Artemis Fowl Except you find yourself not rooting for him Because he is an awful protagonist that I despise.
See, the problem with this is the author, instead of focusing on entire personalities and creating well fleshed out characters, he sticks with exactly 1 trait of each character.
Also, can I talk about Otto s main character backstory He convinced people and companies corporations to give their money and stuff to his orphanage so they could have big TVs and video games He then convinces the government to give money so he can be homeschooled, but in reality the head lady is just going to use it to buy herself expensive clothes and jewelry Is this a thing in England And then, after that, he complains that they are going to shut down his giant fraud machine And we re supposed to root for him Did I miss something I must have missed something.
Also, there were 3 names in this book that bothered me to no end One was named Diabolus Darkdoom Did the author just run out of names Seriously Why don t you just name your kid Evil McEvil And then the two brutes are named Tackle and Block.
The plot wasn t my favorite The idea was good, just poorly executed There were also many pacing issues, and the writing was simple, but understandable for what I think is a tween age book The ending, however, was less awful than the rest of the book I didn t find the cliffhanger too compelling, and I probably will not be finishing the series out.
I read this because it was a Reader s Also Like for Anthony Horowitz s excellent Alex Rider series While perhaps written for the same audience, I found it lacking The premise of kids being snatched to be taught how to become master criminals was decent and the previous accomplishments of the students was probably the highlight of the book however, now at the school, they seem to become incompetent bumblers despite their prodigious skills constantly out maneuvered by their foes Otto, Wing, Laura and Shelby decide they need to escape from the school s remote island location and regain their freedom.
I had to laugh though, reading the following description of a teacher s hairstyle that would require an architect, not a hairdresser It was a monument to hairspray vast, immobile, indestructible The teachers were also above average a la Harry Potter , including a cat 2.
5 stars.
Well rant time, I guess.
First of all, I was going to finish this book because, after all, it is better to rant when you ve read the whole thing and I don t like not finishing a book But it s missing 30 pages O.
o It jumps from 154 to 187 or something like that And it s not like someone ripped them out, you would be able to notice that They were never there Did anyone else have this problem cause it s weeeeiiiird The editor publisher author someone should have caught that Majorly should have caught that Oh well, it was going to get a one star rating anyway.
This book is just ugh It s crude It s characters all fit the clich , and don t ever go beyond that The main character is a super genius who has no flaws, no fears, no problems He s so borrrrrrrring Oh, and he doesn t know who his parents are and is being sponsored by THE 1 Let me guess who his dad is Otto, as this main character is called, is kidnapped, which is apparently how people get recruited to this super secret villain school There s hundreds of kids who get recruited this way, and the strongest emotion they have on the subject is a bit of apprehension No fear bangs head on table So this perfect Otto somehow gathers around himself a clich group of friends and decides they need to get out why, we are not told I guess he doesn t really want to be on an island where he can not leave for 4 years Besides, why would some super genius with evil tendencies want to learn how to be a super evil villain to rule the world anyway So, I could say that I stopped because of missing pages, or that I fell through a plot hole into a void, or because I died from boredom, or broke the book because I banged it into my head a few to many times in frustration Whatever the reason, I really don t regret it.



I admit it I m picky I m particularly picky when it comes to depictions of villains and superheroes And the books on villainy tend to leave me sorely disappointed when they don t work.
The Hogwarts only Evil or Hall of Doom for the school set is a nice idea, and in fact it s perfectly fine I ve no problem with the school, or the idea of one But I read for character, and I just found myself dealing with a bunch of stereotypes and people that all think in the same tone and same vocabulary Maybe it gets better, since others enjoyed it, but I just doubt I ll pick it up again There are a few too many cliches for me The fat German kid The stoic Asian kid who is referred to as the Asian kid about five or six times in the opening pages , the bratty American girl, the sort of underachieving klutz Englishboy with the legendary villainous dad and he s named Nigel no less But I ll put up with cliches and stereotypes if the story goes somewhere interesting eventually But the writing did me in Otto s perspective never feels like him When he sees a bunch of kids his age and instead of thinking hey a bunch of kids like me he thinks a group of children gathered around This doesn t sound like Otto being arrogant or anything, it sounds like an adult writing from an adult perspective Add to that problem that when we shift out of Otto s head into another character s perspective, there s no stark contrast of thoughts and vocabulary And when the writing jumps perspectives back and forth like a jumping jack, it just gives me a headache I admit, maybe it gets better But I suspect what is the strong point of this book will be the action rather than the characters And , unfortunately, that s not enough for me.
H.
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EI have read the book called H.
I.
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E and wow, if you can put a little bit of everything into a book this is it It has action suspense, comedy, drama This book is now my favorite series other then Eragon The main character is Otto, but some other ones are Wing Fanchu, Laura, Shelby, and Nigel Darkdoom They have all been brought to the H.
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E They don t know why, except for the fact that they are some of the most talented criminals the world hasn t seen.
It all started when the Prime Minister of Britain is going to close down Otto s orphanage Oh, i forgot to mention 1 The students in H.
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E are all kids 2 Otto s 13 So, Otto hatches a diobolical plan to change the Prime Ministers mind Also at H.
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E, the teachers all think Nigel isn t living up to his super villain dad s reputation But trust me, he will, just not in the way his dad did Some tantalizing tidbits are Life at H.
I.
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E may have it s attractions after all, Otto thought Friends, as they say, may come and go, but high powered laser are forever This one I found amusing This book is filled with them So, everybody read the series.
While I don t think it was bad by any means I think this is of an introductory book to the series, feeling short and lacking in details, even with the potential huge H.
I.
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E world and characters I can only Imagine that the next books on the series will have background and development, so I think it will be safe to give the next one a try before having an opinion on the series.
This book was everything I wanted and Do you ever find yourself rooting for the villain I know I sure do I didn t even have to read a synopsis, by title alone I knew H.
I.
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E was my sort of book I love reading about the Mafia and gangsters I love bad boys.
But of course, being me I tore through the book in several hours, hungry for I was surprised to read that this is a debut novel The plot, characters, setting and world building we re all done remarkably well I can t think of a single bad bad thing to say about this book Mark Walden is now on my list of authors to pay attention to.
HIGHER INSTITUTE OF VILLAINOUS EDUCATIONOtto Malpense May Only Be Thirteen Years Old, But So Far He Has Managed To Run The Orphanage Where He Lives, And He Has Come Up With A Plan Clever Enough To Trick The Most Powerful Man In The Country He Is The Perfect Candidate To Become The World S Next SupervillainThat Is Why He Ends Up At HIVE Handpicked To Become A Member Of The Incoming Class The Students Have Been Kidnapped And Brought To A Secluded Island Inside A Seemingly Active Volcano, Where The School Has Resided For Decades All The Kids Are Elite They Are The Most Athletic, The Most Technically Advanced, And The Smartest In The Country Inside The Cavernous Marble Rooms, Floodlit Hangars, And Steel Doors, The Students Are Enrolled In Villainy Studies And Stealth And Evasion But What Otto Soon Comes To Realize Is That This Is A Six Year Program, And Leaving Is Not An OptionWith The Help Of His New Friends An Athletic Martial Arts Expert A World Famous, Beautiful Diamond Thief And A Spunky Computer Genius The Only Other People Who Seem To Want To Leave Can Otto Achieve What Has Never Been Done Before And Break Out Of HIVE 3 Stars I had it on the disappointment shelf but it was of a not up to what I want anyways not gonna go on with this series Have you ever felt like your schoolwork is killing you Well, Otto Malpense has been kidnapped and imprisoned in a school that might literally be the death of him The story begins as Otto wakes to find himself strapped into a helicopter flying over an ocean Upon landing he is introduced to the strange island world of H.
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, the Higher Institute of Villainous Education, an exclusive school for turning out world class villains There is no communication with the outside world There seems to be only one way in and no way out My son 5th grader handed this to me after he finished it and insisted that I read it Before he finished it, he requested a trip to the local bookstore to purchase Book 2 in the series That s recommendation enough for me Vivid imagery, great adventure, cool characters and just enough mystery to have my son and I discussing what might come next Looking forward to from Mr Walden.