H.I.V.E.: (Higher Institute for Villainous Education #1)

H.I.V.E.: (Higher Institute for Villainous Education #1)

by Mark Walden
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H.I.V.E.: (Higher Institute for Villainous Education #1) by Mark Walden


Otto 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 supervillain.

That is why he ends up at H.I.V.E., 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 101. But what Otto soon comes to realize is that this is a six-year program, and leaving is not an option.

With 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 H.I.V.E.?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416935728
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 01/29/2008
Series: H.I.V.E. Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 155,972
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.86(d)
Lexile: 1040L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Mark Walden spent a decade as a video game designer and producer before becoming a fulltime writer and father. He has a BA in English Literature and an MA in Twentieth Century Literature, Film, and Television, both from Newcastle University. He lives with his family in the United Kingdom.

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H.I.V.E.: (Higher Institute for Villainous Education) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 107 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"H.I.V.E.: The Higher Institute of Villainous Education", by Mark Walden, is one of my very favorite books! It's great, with all its suspense, twists, and turns. I love how the author is able to really show the thoughts and feelings of the villainous characters in this book, and give them a bit of a more endearing quality, rather than the dark and sinister personality usual expressed through "the bad guys". Walden does a great job of taking something that someone else may express as a dark topic, what with all the encouraging evil thoughts and containing lots of violence, and giving the wonderful story a comedic twist. I love H.I.V.E., and everyone in it. From the mysterious assassin Raven to the snarky former jewel thief Shelby Trinity, this book is one of the best (not to mention most begging to be turned into a major motion picture) books I have read yet.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You CAN'T put this book down! It is easy to get hooked on it because there's so much going on. The author writes smoothly and beautifully and it makes you feel like you're watching the whole thing right in front of you.
Harnedfamily More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever! It is full of suspense, action, adventure, sci-fi weapons, and other awesome stuff. Otto, Shelby, Laura, Nigel, and Franz have to do the impossible. Can they break out of H.I.V.E.? This book is a real page-turner and impossible to put down! (By the way, my favorite character is Otto, but H.I.V.E.mind rocks!!!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
H.I.V.E. is an extraordinary book where the main character isn't really a superhero. It's a mind-blowing story with suspense at the bottom of every page you won't be able to put this book down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Two words: GET IT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book in my opinion is the best book in the world, it has pushed me to have dreams of world domination, someday you will all know my name (Karina). Also my gang of nerds thinks this book is awesome too :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I live in America, where this book was hard to find. Luckily i have a nook. I spent days deciding if i should buy this book. And guess what-I did. And it was kne of the bestdecisions in my life. So jf ur deciding if u should read this- as shia lebouf would say, just do it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It can get a little non eventful, definatly not the part where the prime minister moons the audiance on public tv thanks to Otto,but you get the idea. The rest of the series are must reads
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good flow book with a good ending
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book eas amazing and addicting. I Had my doubts for this biy since I believe it was created ir children and I'm an adult but this book was a wonderful find. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for non cliche story and anyone interested in stories with an interesting plot and great characters. I was getting tired if the cliche stories like twilight and cliche hero stories. This book was like a breathe of fresh air and I can't wait to read more.
Grace Kent More than 1 year ago
best book of all time!!! evil vrs evil and awsome twists by far better than that twlight crap and a must read :)
Amajorbibliophile More than 1 year ago
"H.I.V.E." by Mark Walden is the first installment in the mysterious and unique "H.I.V.E." series, which is going to consist of at least four books when finished, possibly more. A fast-paced, mysterious adventure, this book is unlike anything readers have ever experienced before and contains many surprises, making it impossible to put down and keeping the reader constantly wonder what is going to happen next!
MarkWaldensBiggestFan More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for the best book ever written here you are right here and you can not find anything any better than this book and its companion H.I.V.E. The Overload Protocol. If you are a person like me who loves to read adventure and fairy tale you will not find a better book than this my dear readers. So snatch this catch as soon as possible!
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This was an awesome book. Going to read all these books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best series ever still on the fourth book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok so it has a few bad words but who gives a rat ass
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
Quotes from the book: " ... detailing one nefarious plot after another, each one seeming more devilishly cunning than the last one." and "When you graduate from H.I.V.E. you will be the trailblazers, the cutting edge of evil, leaders for whom conventional should never be good enough." Pure entertaining work of fiction, great for encouraging readers to work toward their "evil best." And you will probably never guess what all this will lead to as you read the storyline. As you read the descriptions, of the characters & their surroundings, they are so clear that you will be able to visualize this story in your head & mind. *Plenty of action, suspense, and intrigue to keep you turning the pages until you get to the story's conclusion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the besssttt bbboookkk eeevvveeerrr!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When thirteen year old Otto Malpense wakes up on a helicopter flying over the ocean, he has no memory of how he got there. Seated next to him is an Asian boy named Wing Fanchu. Wing has no memory of how he got there either. The last place Otto expects to land is in a volcanoe on a deserted island in the middle of nowhwere. But that is exactly where they land. When they land, they enter an atrium filled with kids that are just as confused as they are. They are greeted by a strange man who calls himself Dr. Nero. He tells them that the strange place is is a school called H.I.V.E. (Higher Institute of Villanous Education). When Otto learns that H.I.V.E. is a six year program, he devises a plan to break out of H.I.V.E. With the help of his friends, athletic Wing, beautiful American diamond theif Shelby Trinity, and pretty Scottish computer geek Laura Brand, he attempts to make his plan work. Will Otto and the gang suceed? Find out in Mark Walden's H.I.V.E.: the Higher Institute of Villanous Education. This book catches you after the first few sentences! I couldn't put it down after i started it! This book is amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was kind of weird but fun to read. It had great discription of the plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome this book is great read it now or else Raven will find you and since he if the most dangerous assasin in the wod you dont want that