MALICE and HAVOC reading Information

The MALICE series by Chris Wooding is a scary series aiming to please Middle-Graders.  A delightfully creepy set of books.

bookcover of MALICE (Malice #1) by Chris WoodingMALICE
(Malice #1)
by Chris Wooding

4.06 avg rating — 1,505 ratings

Be careful what you ask for. 

You can find my review (pam) here, but to give you an idea in brief of what  MALICE is about:  It's about a comic book by the name of Malice which is the gateway in a world of the same name.

One gets to this world by getting a copy of the comic book, and then performing a small ceremoney which includes the words, "Big Jake" and "take me away".  Kids do it thinking that it's all scary-fun, but in truth it works!  And Big Jake doesn't take you away the way Calgone does.  No, he takes you to a horrid world where your life expectancy is quite short.

Part graphic novel, part novel, MALICE lets us follow the adventures of Seth and Kady and their unfortunate friends.  You can count on tension and violence and not all the characters surviving.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 67,634
Page Count:  384
Accelerated Reading level: 4.5 / points: 10.0
AR quiz: 133618
Lexile: 650L
--in Spanish/Espanole
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bookcover of HAVOC (Malice #2) by Chris Wooding
(Malice #2)

4.15 avg rating — 655 ratings

Seth escapes Malice but unfortunately he's alone.  Kady didn't make it, and consequently she sets out to find the kids of Havoc who are organizing to fight Big Jake.

So what will Seth do?  Will he return?  And will Havoc really be able to take the evil Big Jake down?

Word Count: 74,692
Page Count: 396
Accelerated Reader:  4.3 / points: 11.0
AR quiz: 140705
 Lexile: HL580L
--in Spanish/Espanole
--get sample pages, reviews, and prices

compiled by Pam