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Havoc (Malice) by Chris Wooding

Havoc (Malice) (edition 2010)

by Chris Wooding

Series: Malice (2)

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Title:Havoc (Malice)
Authors:Chris Wooding
Info:Scholastic Press (2010), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 384 pages
Collections:NIU Storage Bookshelf

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Havoc by Chris Wooding



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Seth escapes from Malice, a world that exists within a comic book, but leaves his best friend Kady behind. While he tries to decide how to help Kady, she must try to find Havoc, a rebel group that is fighting Tall Jake, Malice's cruel overlord. As Tall Jake gains influence in the outside world, Seth and Kady try to gather the right objects and find the right people to defeat him once and for all.
  lkmuir | Oct 26, 2015 |
This isn't as good as his other books. It has an interesting plot and the characters are well rounded. But I found it kind of boring. He doesn't clearly explain the plot or what the characters are trying to do. It seems like wandering. I didn't really connect with the characters. I didn't care what happened to them.
  orangeroo | Apr 13, 2014 |
  BRCSBooks | Nov 8, 2013 |
After reading Malice’s cliffhanger ending, I was extremely eager to read Havoc, the second and final book in this awesome horror series. Havoc is a continuation of the adventures of Seth, Kady, and their new friend Justin. Together, they travel through Malice to try and fight Tall Jake to prevent him from taking more children.
The plot of this book was chock full of twists and turns, just like Malice. The action kept going throughout the story without a pause. Compared with Malice, this book does not have as much suspense or true horror, but makes up for it with great descriptions of the various scenes throughout the story.
Complaint time. Throughout the story, the characters seemed a bit… flat. Some of them did not have distinct personalities and others were just a bit conflicted. Even if Wooding had to make another book, I would prefer that he gave some more characterization to the characters throughout the story. The comic scenes in this book seemed a little clearer than the comic scenes in Malice, but they were still a bit confusing. People were not easily differentiated, and some of the action was disorienting.
Personally, I really enjoyed this book. I thought the story was well developed and flowed well. After reading this great book series, I think I’ll read some more of Chris Wooding’s books. ( )
  rguo98 | Jun 2, 2013 |
The sequel to Malice was eagerly awaited by this reader. I was very anxious to see whether the friends left behind were going to be rescued. I wanted to find out whether Tall Jake would be defeated and would receive the justice he deserved.

Seth's single minded mission to rescue Kady sometimes seemed a little unreal but it certainly was endearing. I think that readers would like to think they would have the resourcefulness and bravery to save their friends if they found themselves in a similiar situation.

The action was pretty much nonstop. One or two of the characters who were introduced in this sequel added to the drama and brought in some interesting elements to the battle in Malice. Once again, I think that anyone who enjoyed Malice will be satisfied with Havoc.

I have to confess that once I got halfway through, I kept making excuses to stop reading and then put off picking it up again. I just did not want to finish reading the book, knowing that it was the end. I wanted to keep visiting Malice and find out how that world would fare. I wish it could have gone on for at least another two books. But once the last page or two was read, I did accept that the story had ended and there was no more. Perhaps that speaks to the talent of the writer leaving the reader wanting more or that I just have gotten so used to reading series (LOL). Anyway, I did enjoy Havoc and would recommend it readers who like something different. You do have to read Malice before you tackle Havoc. Happy reading! ( )
  YouthGPL | Mar 1, 2011 |
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Seth finally managed to escape the terrifying comicbook world of Malice, but he left his best friend Kady there. Now he must go back and rescue her. But can he find a way back in? Kady has her own worries. She's trying to reach Havoc, a group of rebel kids plotting to destroy Tall Jake, the evil ruler of Malice. But somebody is watching the comic and can see what everyone is up to. Is there no way to escape?
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"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. He is sure that he's desperate to save Kady. 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?"--Dust cover flap.… (more)

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