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From the amazing imagination of Chris Wooding, a heartstopping mix of thriller and graphic novel.

Three kids get trapped in the world of a deadly comic book in this middle-grade thriller from Chris Wooding.  See more details below


From the amazing imagination of Chris Wooding, a heartstopping mix of thriller and graphic novel.

Three kids get trapped in the world of a deadly comic book in this middle-grade thriller from Chris Wooding.

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Depending on your sense of adventure, it's your worst nightmare or your favorite secret fantasy: You and your friends are suddenly trapped in the world of a dangerous comic book adventure. In Malice: You Can't Escape, Chris Wooding tells the story of the reality plunge of Seth, Kady, and Luke with an artful combination of prose narrative and comic art.

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Scholastic, Inc.
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Malice Series
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Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.46(d)
650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 Years

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Malice 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
heatherine More than 1 year ago
Some parts were kind of creepy. It's about some kids who have heard about a comic book that the stuff in the comic book really happens and all they have to do is say a couple of words and they will be taken to the world where the comic book stuff takes place. Some friends got into the book and they met a new friend named Justin and he had been in Malice for a long time. One of the friends named Kady had been to Malice before but her mom hypnotized her to make her think that she had been in San Francisco with her cousin Jess. I found the book really interesting because it was creepy.
Linda-Mai-Ellen More than 1 year ago
This book is a lot of fun to read. There's non-stop action inside this attractive looking book. It's part novel/part graphic novel and I think YA fantasy readers can appreciate this combination which works extremely well for this book/series in particular. Since almost anything can happen, this story has you on the edge of your seat pretty much the whole time. The narrative is great and the characters are pretty well written. There are nice transitions between the real world and that of Malice. I like how the characters are adventurous; it keeps the story exciting. The graphic novel parts of the book really complement the story. They're refreshing. They give an idea of what the author had in mind. The illustrations are stunning. Because of the format of this book, I think it may attract many readers, especially those who are perhaps a little reluctant to read. Malice is a dark but fascinating world. There's still lots to learn about the characters and how Malice works and so I'm looking forward to the sequel, Havoc. There's still lots to explore, so I have a feeling there will be more after Havoc, at least that's what I'm hoping for. (
Booklover3370 More than 1 year ago
This is a edge of your seat creepy good Thriller. I have read several of Chris Wooding's works. He mixes contemporary settings and the fantastical very well. I know this sounds lame but give it a chance.
Gia-wa More than 1 year ago
My librarian reccomended this book to me and I couldn't thank her enough! This book was scary, but at the same time impossible to put down. I reccomend this book to people 12+ because it can get VERY creepy if you let your imagination run a little too wild. But Malice has made it to my top 10 list!!!!
ConnorWierdo More than 1 year ago
Malice is one of the best books I have ever read! I would recommend this book to anyone that like a little bit frightening but adventurous story's! I read cover to cover in 4 days! it is a 378 page book! I find it appropriate for children 10 +. Some parts of the story are a little frightening but you get used to it! After a while I realized I couldn't stop reading! I highly recommend this book!
matelskizack More than 1 year ago
Chris Wooding's malice is placed in a horror film like setting,a cause and effect plot, adn unbelievable characters. The setting is portrayed as a constant horror film with death at every corner. The setting starts in England, rural london. Black Dice Comics is the base opperations of selling the Malice comics. It is a dark, dull, depressing place. The brilliant setting is arranged by cause and effect. For example, luke (a minor character)says the chant "Tall Jake take me away". As a result he dies there. In conclusion Chris Wooding's Malice is an all around good book. I recommend the book for teens+.
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Gold Star Award Winner! A comic book exists that no parent knows about. It's fame and location of sale are only known by rumor. After you read it, the words fade within a few days. If you read the chant it holds inside six times with the right objects, Tall Jake will come to get you and suck you into his dangerous world. A world filled with life-drinking robots and things far worse. If you're lucky enough to survive and get a white ticket, you can return home, but there's no guarantee that you'll even remember your home when you get back. Will you be one of the lucky ones to make it home alive? An entertaining horror/adventure story for reluctant readers. The characters are well-developed and the bad guys are wonderfully creepy. The plot moves quickly and holds the reader's interest. Those who like comic books, video games, horror, and adventure will truly enjoy reading MALICE.
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DragonHeart More than 1 year ago
I found this to be a very good book. The words and comics blended nicely. There was a sort of dry humor to it. There characters felt very real, and there were engageing twists. Trust me, it's awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book on the shelf in the Children's Section of my local B&N. Intrigued by the highly embossed cover, I started reading it and bought it an hour later because I had to leave the store. Chris Wooding has written a thoroughly absorbing story set in England and the world of Malice. The switch between graphic novel and traditional format didn't seem gimmicky within the context of the story and was done very well. The characters are realistic, familiar people, and the plot is exciting. The language is not challenging, and I was tempted to give it to my 7-year-old daughter. Since she was scared by Gaiman's Skeleton Creek books, however, I sent it to my sister instead. I was both disappointed and thrilled to find that this is only the first in a series; disappointed because I wanted to know how the story ended, but thrilled because there would be more ventures into this world. Can't wait til the next one comes out.
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MaynardMacGuffin More than 1 year ago
If you read Wooding's earlier novel, Poison, you'll notice Andersen in that one too. He waltzes in and out of every story, it seems. The characters here were a bit flat and uninteresting, but the world concept is fantastic.
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Skyy-Monster More than 1 year ago
Malice rocks hardcore, I wasnt to read Havoc, I want to see what happens to Seth,Kady,Justin, Icarus, Miss. Benjamin, Tall Jake,and Grendal. I wonder if Marlowe is a part of the Queen of Cats? Who/what are the Queen of Cats? What happened to Tatyana.
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booiamaghost More than 1 year ago
great book...kinda freaky if u beleive it...=] but it is awesome and i luv the book...yay woot woot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lots of dead people SAD =[..especially since friends see their friends die in a comic book in the worst way.
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