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Villainous
     

Villainous

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by Matthew Cody
 

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“A fantastic story, thrillingly told. This book has a superpower—you can’t put it down.” —Jonathan Stroud, author of the bestselling Bartimaeus Trilogy
 
The truth about the Super children—who have real powers like flight and super strength—is finally exposed, and the town of Noble’s Green has created a

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“A fantastic story, thrillingly told. This book has a superpower—you can’t put it down.” —Jonathan Stroud, author of the bestselling Bartimaeus Trilogy
 
The truth about the Super children—who have real powers like flight and super strength—is finally exposed, and the town of Noble’s Green has created a special boarding school for its superpowered children. That’s where all Daniel’s friends are headed, while he—regular kid that he is—is headed to summer school.
 
But all is not well at the Academy for the Extraordinarily Gifted. A clique of popular kids (led by a pair of sinister twins) has taken over the school, and once again, it’s powerless Daniel who may be able to stop them. To do so, he will have to turn to his sworn enemy, the  Shroud, for help.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
04/01/2015
Gr 5–7—In this sequel to Powerless and Super (Knopf), the town of Noble's Green has been in the spotlight ever since 14-year-old Daniel Corrigan caused the event that led to hundreds of people waking up with their stolen superpowers returned to them. A new academy has been built to teach and train the children and teens with powers, though Daniel's super friends have opted not to attend. Escalating acts of vandalism in the town turn public opinion against those with powers, and Daniel suspects there is something more sinister at work. Daniel and his friends are pitted against a new group of superpowered teens called "Nobles," but their old nemesis, Herman Plunkett, is also a suspect. Meanwhile, Daniel is facing complicated feelings for his friend Mollie. The final book in the trilogy explores interesting themes as the self-professed "Nobles" look down on those without powers and proceed to act with the belief that no one can or should stop them. As with the earlier titles, the book's strengths lie in the solid pacing and engaging main characters, particularly Daniel as the "powerless" protagonist who leads the group and uses his detective skills to solve the mystery. Though there is summary information sprinkled throughout, readers will want to have read the volumes to fully understand and appreciate the story arc. VERDICT The stakes are higher than ever and readers will fly through the pages to see how it all turns out.—Amanda Raklovits, Champaign Public Library, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385754897
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/26/2014
Series:
Supers of Noble's Green Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
840L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Matthew Cody is the author of several popular books, including the Supers of Noble’s Green trilogy: Powerless, Super, and Villainous. He is also the author of Will in Scarlet and The Dead Gentleman. Originally from the Midwest, he now lives with his wife and son in Manhattan. You can visit him on the Web at matthewcody.com.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Villainous 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had mo idea there was another so i walked into the library and sa it on the new books cart i just needed to read it. It kept me attention begining to end and i could NOT put it down!
Aruss 10 months ago
I really like this series of books. Matthew Cody does a good job of making a suspenseful, action book that is fun and appeals to a wide range of people. I read the first book, Super, when i was maybe in 7th grade. The second book, Powerless, also in 7th grade. I don't recommend waiting long to read the books because you need to have read the first two to enjoy the book Villainous. If you like a suspenseful, fun read, this series would be the one for you, it is written really well for a kids topic. The one bad part about this book is that this book is hard to get into but after you get into it you are on the edge of your seat, so bare through the first 4-5 chapters or so. I really suggest reading the prologue, it won't come up in the story it just gives you more of a back on “The Shroud” from the first two book, i personally really liked the prologue it was it's own story in about 6 pages. You have to read this book if you have read the other two, this book is a good end to a great series. I just regret not reading all three back to back, somethings were a little fuzzy from memory but you slowly get back into it. I assure you that you won't be expecting any part of this book's ending. I would recommend this book to kids in 5th grade and up, it's not to easy or to difficulty of a read. This book is a good change on the series while staying within the plot and making it enjoyable to read. I hope that this series becomes more noticeable because of it's high quality in writing and fun Matthew Cody had writing it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing I wish the author would have written more in the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
PLEASE MAKE ANOTHER BOOK