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H.I.V.E.: The Higher Institute of Villainous Education

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After using your newfound super powers to defeat the most evil villains on the planet, what could you possibly do for an encore?
 
James, Hayden, Sam, Emily and Lana are finally ready to join the League of Heroes. Their new powers have made them stronger than ever (Hayden has perfected some particularly useful tricks for doing housework from the sofa), and the friends even gave themselves a name: the Feros. But as their induction into the League approaches, they are ambushed and arrested by a group of rogue Heroes. The only one who can clear their name is the Leagues leader, Thunderbolt—but hes gone missing. The Feros manage to escape capture, but with Thunderbolt gone and several League members defecting, there is no one left to trust.

Confident they can overcome anything together, the groups security is shaken when Emily is mysteriously abducted right out from under them. Have the Vindico somehow managed to escape the impenetrable Perch? Or are they fighting a new enemy that they cant see? One thing they know for sure is that even Sams telepathic detection has proven useless against this unknown foe. Without their computer genius or their telepathic shield, how will the Feros ever find Emily and keep themselves—and their families—safe?

Wesley King follows up his darkly funny debut, The Vindico, with this high-octane sequel, delivering even more humor and explosive superpowered action.

 

Synopsis:

Clever enough to trick the most powerful man in the country, 13-year-old Otto Malpense is a perfect candidate to become a villain. Dr. Nero, the headmaster at H.I.V.E. (Higher Institute for Villainous Education) selects Otto to be kidnapped and tutored in the art of villainy.

Synopsis:

X-Men meets The Breakfast Club in this darkly humorous adventure

The Vindico are a group of supervillains who have been fighting the League of Heroes for as long as anyone can remember. Realizing they're not as young as they used to be, they devise a plan to kidnap a group of teenagers to take over for them when they retire--after all, how hard can it be to teach a bunch of angsty teens to be evil?

Held captive in a remote mansion, five teens train with their mentors and receive superpowers beyond their wildest dreams. Struggling to uncover the motives of the Vindico, the teens have to trust each other to plot their escape. But they quickly learn that the differences between good and evil are not as black and white as they seem, and they are left wondering whose side they should be fighting on after all . . .

With fast-paced action, punchy dialogue, and sarcastic humor, this high-stakes adventure from a talented new YA voice pulls you in from the first page.

Synopsis:

After using your newfound super powers to defeat the most evil villains on the planet, what could you possibly do for an encore?
 
After defeating their villain mentors, the Vindico, James, Hayden, Sam, Emily and Lana are finally ready to join the League of Heroes. But as their induction into the League draws near, they are framed by a group of rogue Heroes and given life sentences on the Perch.  Thunderbolt, the League’s leader, is the only one who can clear their names, but he is missing. To make matters worse, the Vindico are mysteriously let out of prison and a group of strange Shadow people start trailing the teens’ every move. Unsure of who to trust or where to go, the teens put their new skills to the test once more as they fight to save themselves—and their families—from an unknown foe. But how will they defeat an enemy they can not see?

School Library Journal called Wesley King "an author to watch," and now he follows up his darkly funny super hero debut, The Vindico, with this high-octane sequel, delivering even more humor and super-powered action.    

About the Author

After spending ten years as a video games designer and producer, Mark Walden has recently left the games industry to write and be a full-time dad to his daughter, Megan. He studied at Newcastle University, where he received a BA in English literature and an MA in twentieth-century literature, film, and television. It was there he met his wife, Sarah. The family lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416935728
Author:
Walden, Mark
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Author:
King, Wesley
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reprint
Series:
H.I.V.E.
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c cvr
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
10-14

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"Synopsis" by , Clever enough to trick the most powerful man in the country, 13-year-old Otto Malpense is a perfect candidate to become a villain. Dr. Nero, the headmaster at H.I.V.E. (Higher Institute for Villainous Education) selects Otto to be kidnapped and tutored in the art of villainy.
"Synopsis" by ,
X-Men meets The Breakfast Club in this darkly humorous adventure

The Vindico are a group of supervillains who have been fighting the League of Heroes for as long as anyone can remember. Realizing they're not as young as they used to be, they devise a plan to kidnap a group of teenagers to take over for them when they retire--after all, how hard can it be to teach a bunch of angsty teens to be evil?

Held captive in a remote mansion, five teens train with their mentors and receive superpowers beyond their wildest dreams. Struggling to uncover the motives of the Vindico, the teens have to trust each other to plot their escape. But they quickly learn that the differences between good and evil are not as black and white as they seem, and they are left wondering whose side they should be fighting on after all . . .

With fast-paced action, punchy dialogue, and sarcastic humor, this high-stakes adventure from a talented new YA voice pulls you in from the first page.

"Synopsis" by ,
After using your newfound super powers to defeat the most evil villains on the planet, what could you possibly do for an encore?
 
After defeating their villain mentors, the Vindico, James, Hayden, Sam, Emily and Lana are finally ready to join the League of Heroes. But as their induction into the League draws near, they are framed by a group of rogue Heroes and given life sentences on the Perch.  Thunderbolt, the League’s leader, is the only one who can clear their names, but he is missing. To make matters worse, the Vindico are mysteriously let out of prison and a group of strange Shadow people start trailing the teens’ every move. Unsure of who to trust or where to go, the teens put their new skills to the test once more as they fight to save themselves—and their families—from an unknown foe. But how will they defeat an enemy they can not see?

School Library Journal called Wesley King "an author to watch," and now he follows up his darkly funny super hero debut, The Vindico, with this high-octane sequel, delivering even more humor and super-powered action.    

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