H.I.V.E. Higher Institute of Villainous Education has ratings and reviews. Jennifer said: Reviewed by Jeremey for come to . Higher Institute of Education is the first book in the H.I.V.E. series written by Mark Walden. Contents[show] Summary Otto Malpense may be only thirteen years. 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.

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He is the perfect candidate to become the world’s next supervillain. That is why he ends up at H. 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 hogher Stealth and Evasion 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 villajnous new friends: Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about H. Higher Institute of Villainous Educationplease sign up. I’m sorry, but H. I’m not the only one realizing this, right?

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

Ishaan Srivastva yeah I thought so too. Do you have to read the books in this series in order? You should because information overlaps throughout books. See all 8 questions about H. Higher Institute of Villainous Education…. Lists with This Book. May 05, Jennifer Wardrip rated it liked it Shelves: Reviewed by Jeremey for TeensReadToo. Otto Malpense remembers nothing about how he came to be on the H. Otto, being an extremely smart Alpha, wonders if they were kidnapped and are being held hostage until they graduate.

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

Throughout their time at H. Subjects such as Tactical Education, Stealth and Evasion, Villainy Studies, and many other classes meant for other students, such as Henchmen. Wanting to be off the island, Otto and his friends, Wing a martial arts fighterShelby a jewelry store sleuthand Laura a technological genius devise a plan that has never been pulled off before – escaping H.

This is a feat that no student has ever accomplished. Although some parts were scattered, it all led to a great, courageous ending. First of all, I was going to finish this book. And it’s not like someone ripped them out, you would be able to notice that. They were never there. Did anyone else have this problem? Majorly should have caught that. Oh well, it was going to get a one star rating anyway. This book is just The main character is a super genius who has no flaws, no fears, no problems.

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Oh, and he doesn’t know who his parents are and is being sponsored by THE Let me guess who his dad is? Otto, as this main character is called, is kidnapped, which is apparently how people get recruited to this super secret villain school.

There’s hundreds of kids who get recruited this way, and the strongest emotion they have on the subject is a bit of apprehension?!?! I guess he doesn’t really want to be on an island where he can not leave for 4 years Besides, why would some super genius with evil tendencies want to learn how to be a super evil villain to rule the world anyway?

So, I could say that I stopped because of missing pages, or that I fell through a plot hole into a void, or because I died from boredom, or broke the book because I banged it into my head a few to many times in frustration Whatever the reason, I really don’t regret it.

View all 6 comments. Jul 04, Katie rated it it was ok. We’ve got The Hogwarts of evil people. I do have to give the author credit for that – Our not-NEARLY-as-cool-as-Neville-Longbottom who has to live up to his parents’ lives- The nice girl who we ALL know is going to end up with our protagonist The mysterious guy whose motives are not known but the majority of us know he’s going to be related to our protagonist And totally ripped off the “mysterious sponsor” from Great Expectations The two brutes who are rude to our protagonist and have no other personalities basically, these two are Crabbe and Goyle but less compelling because there’s no Draco – The seductive assassin helper.

Who, with no discernable flaws, bullying tendancies, and extreme and I do mean extreme.

There are entire paragraphs of him speaking about how much better he is than everyone arrogance, is like Artemis Fowl. In fact, he IS Artemis Fowl. Except you find yourself educqtion rooting for him. Because he is an awful protagonist that I despise. See, the problem with this is the author, instead of focusing on entire personalities and creating well-fleshed out characters, he sticks with exactly 1 trait of each character.

Also, can I talk about Otto’s main character backstory?

He then convinces the government to give money so he can be homeschooled, but in reality the head lady is just going to use it to buy herself expensive clothes and jewelry. Is this a thing in England? And then, after that, he complains that they are going to shut down his giant fraud machine? And we’re supposed to root for him. Did I miss something?

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I must have missed something. Also, there were 3 names in this book that bothered me to no end. One was named Diabolus Darkdoom. Did the author just run out of names? Why don’t you just vjllainous your kid Evil McEvil?

Hife then the two brutes are named Tackle and Block. The plot wasn’t my favorite. The idea was good, just poorly higger. There were also many pacing issues, and the writing was simple, but understandable for what I think is a tween-age book.

The ending, however, was less awful than the rest of the book. I didn’t find the cliffhanger too compelling, and I probably will not be finishing the series out. May 22, Shanshad Whelan rated it it was ok Shelves: I’m particularly picky when it comes to depictions of villains and superheroes.

And the books on villainy tend to leave me sorely intsitute when they don’t work. I’ve no problem with the school, or the idea of one. But I read for character, and I just found myself dealing with a bunch of stereotypes and people that all think in the same tone and same vocabulary.

May I admit it. Maybe it gets better, since others enjoyed it, but I just doubt I’ll pick it up again. There are a few too many cliches for me. The fat German kid.

The stoic Asian kid who is referred to as the Asian kid about five or six times in the opening pagesthe bratty American girl, the sort of underachieving klutz Englishboy with the legendary villainous dad–and he’s named Nigel no less. But I’ll put up with cliches and stereotypes if the story goes somewhere interesting eventually. But the writing did me in. Otto’s perspective never feels like him. When he sees a bunch of kids his age and instead of thinking “hey a bunch of kids like me” he thinks “a group of children gathered around”.

This doesn’t sound like Otto being arrogant or anything, it sounds like an adult writing from an adult perspective. Add to that problem that when we shift out of Otto’s head into another character’s perspective, there’s no stark contrast of thoughts and vocabulary.

And when the writing jumps perspectives back and forth like a jumping jack, it just gives me a headache. I admit, maybe it gets better. But I suspect what is the strong point of this book will be the action rather than the characters.

Andunfortunately, that’s not enough for me.