Sunday, 11 March 2012

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

Reading wise this week I've just finished reading H.I.V.E (Higher Institute of Villainous Education) by Mark Waldon his blog has details of this books and its sequels can't wait for book two to arrive at the library to be honest. It was one of those books I couldn't put it down until it was finished!

Really love the concept of it and with my Spy-Fi infatuation it scratched the itch. Teenish fiction at its best and I found it quite funny in places. Certainly gave me the idea for some paint schemes for my evil masterminds. As well as some characters to boot.

From the back

H.I.V.E. (Higher Institute of Villainous Education) is a top-secret school of applied villainy where children with a precocious gift for wrongdoing are sent to develop their talents into criminal mastermind. After all, ‘villains have the best lines and wear the best costumes’.
One small catch is that the children cannot leave until training is complete, six years later. With villainy comes a certain freedom of thought, and every year one student in particular will show exceptional talent – after all, it takes the best to produce the worst.
This year there are two students: Otto Malpense and his new friend Wing Fanchu are both exceptionally bad, and they are definitely not keen on being held against their will for six long years . . .

I'd certainly give it a 7 out of 10


  1. Sounds promising!

    Looking forward to which colour scheme you have settled on.

  2. I do like the acronym, H.I.V.E.

  3. Sounds like you're hooked !

    The test of a good book is of course when you put off doing other things in order to finish it.

    By your comments the book passed !

  4. It actually sounds quite good.

  5. looks like another one for the reading list, thanks for tip off.

  6. That sounds very cool. So many good books, so little time. :)

  7. Bwaaaa haaa haaaaa! Sounds fun.