Havoc (Malice Series #2)

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Part novel. Part comic. Total thriller!

Everyone knows the rumors - if you gather the right things and say the right words, you'll be taken to Malice, a world that exists within a terrifying comic book.

Seth managed to escape from Malice, but it meant leaving his best friend, Kady, trapped there. And he's not sure whether he should try to take down the Malice comic from his own world or go back with an ...

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Overview


Part novel. Part comic. Total thriller!

Everyone knows the rumors - if you gather the right things and say the right words, you'll be taken to Malice, a world that exists within a terrifying comic book.

Seth managed to escape from Malice, but it meant leaving his best friend, Kady, trapped there. And he's not sure whether he should try to take down the Malice comic from his own world or go back with an artifact he thinks can help from within.

Meanwhile, Kady has her own battles to fight. She's trying to find Havoc, a rebel group of kids who want to fight Tall Jake, Malice's cruel overlord. But she can't help feeling that someone's watching her and that Tall Jake knows what her plans are before she puts them into action.

Malice is spreading. Tall Jake is gaining influence on the world outside the comic. Seth and Kady think that if they gather the right objects and find the right people, they'll be able to defeat Tall Jake once and for all. The only question is . . . how?

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Editorial Reviews

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"An exciting read with danger to spare." - Booklist

"Like the opener, this features expertly meshed multiple plotlines, colorful supporting characters (notably a clockwork sabertooth and a Malice resident afflicted with “regenerative leprosy,” meaning that he keeps losing body parts that then grow back), frequent eerie skitterings and sudden feelings of dread plus nonstop action that breaks, occasionally, from prose into graphic-novel–style panels festooned with noisy sound effects. A real crowd pleaser, with further episodes possible but not necessary." - Kirkus

"Reluctant readers will be drawn in by the simple writing style interspersed with pages of comic-book-style illustrations that propel the story forward. Characterization is a little thin, but that won't deter those who are hooked on the book's relentless action, mild horror, and inventive world-building. A satisfying conclusion to a compelling read." - SLJ

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545160469
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Series: Malice Series , #2
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 317,039
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.45 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author


Chris Wooding began writing at the age of 16, and his first novel Crashing was published when he was 19. Since that time, he's written dozens of novels in several genres, notably the award-winning The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray; Poison; Storm Thief; the Malice series; and the graphic novel, Pandemonium.
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  • Posted February 11, 2011

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    Reviewed by Kira M for Teens Read Too

    After managing to escape Malice, an evil comic book run by Tall Jake, Seth has finally started to remember what happened. With a shard in his possession that is rumored to have the ability to bring down Tall Jake, the fight becomes a matter of life and death for not only himself, but anyone who comes in contact with him. Can Seth find a way back without Tall Jake destroying everything he holds dear? Seth's friend, Katie, is still stuck in Malice. After hooking up with Havoc, the rebellion trying to overthrow Tall Jake, Katie discovers she was the founder. When information reaches her regarding a Queen of Cats who might be able to help stop Tall Jake, she and a few friends set out to find the queen. With no memory of being in Malice before and the new leader trying to discredit Katie in any way possible, things have just gotten a lot more dangerous - and the friends may never reach their goal. Can Katie keep herself and Havoc safe while still overthrowing Tall Jake? Will she find the Queen of Cats? An interesting book filled with danger, havoc, and a mystery to solve. The characters are well-developed. The plot is intense and holds the reader's interest. Those who like fantasy, books by Orson Scott Card, mystery, horror, and adventure will all enjoy reading HAVOC after they've read MALICE.

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  • Posted February 3, 2011

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    Great finale

    I really enjoyed the las book in the Malice series, but I felt a little bit disappointed in Seth, who turned out to be a selfish brat. It always bothered me the way he regarded his parents, and to leave them like that, without an explanation or a simple "farewell", brought the character down a couple of notches, it was all about him and his passion for being reckless and not "dull and boring like his parents". Perhaps Wooding will write another book in the series? He said in his site that he might...
    The book was fast paced and a great read just like Malice, Chris Wooding did a great job and left no lose ends.

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  • Posted October 3, 2010

    Highly Recomended, A absolute must read.

    I was waiting for this book to come out forever and was not dissapointed when it did. it lives up to the reputation Malice gave it. Full of adventure, susspense and enough description that you could feel yourself there in a second.

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