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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Book Review: Malice by Chris Wooding

Malice by Chris Wooding
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by Chris Wooding
The Malice Series

ISBN-10: 0-54516-043-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-54516-043-8
Publication Date: October, 2009
List Price: $14.99

Review: It’s not just a myth. It’s MALICE. It’s horrifying, it’s real, and it’s written by Chris Wooding! Better yet, it’s only the first book in the adventure! After Malice, Havoc will be let loose. I’m not really into horror books like Malice, but I could NOT put Malice down for a moment! If Havoc doesn’t come out SOON I will DIE!

The rumor is that if you gather the right things and say the right words you’ll be taken to Malice, a deadly comic world. I would tell you the items and the chant you have to say but I don’t want to be responsible for children disappearing all over the world. But I will tell you that you’ll find out in Malice. Seth and Kady don’t believe in all this mumbo-jumbo. But then… their friend goes missing and it doesn’t seem so silly anymore. Soon Seth and Kady are on a wild adventure inside of Malice. Malice is much more real than they ever expected. Will they make it out ALIVE!? I know, but YOU don’t. Read it. Say the chant. Be the next to star in, and possibly survive in MALICE!

It’s horrifyingly real, and I can’t get enough of it! Even I’M tempted to say the chant and see if I end up in Malice, and I’m one of the biggest CHICKENS you’ll ever meet! I’m going to DIE if Havoc doesn’t come out SOON! Let’s talk characters a moment. Seth is the kind of guy that lives for adventure and keeping his adrenaline pumping. But unfortunately, the world, the WHOLE world has already been explored. He has a great attitude and would lift the world and move the sky to keep a promise. Kady comes from a rich family and is Seth’s BEST friend. She’s always trying to keep them safe. She has easy to change attitudes and is being trained in hypnosis by her mom. Justin you meet later in the story but is an important guy. He’s an I-can-do-it-myself kind of guy but he’s always there for his friends. Tatyana you’ll also meet later in the story but is as important as Justin is. Tatyana was killed by a chitter - a mechanical robot created by the timekeeper to suck the time out of people. She is now a mechanical saber tooth-tiger. (Don’t ask, you’ll find out in the story.) The setting and the plot are awesome. Did I mention I CAN’T WAIT for Havoc to come out? I give Malice a 1 million star review!

Review written by Amanda (6th grade student).

We would like to thank The Mehta Family for providing a copy of Malice for this review.

Have you read Malice? How would you rate it?


  1. I'm not into horror books either, but your review makes this book sound really exciting. The premise sounds really interesting, and I'm really curious about that chant! The author says that Havoc will be the concluding book in the series, but also goes on to say there may be more!

  2. i just read this book i hate scary stories but i couldent put this book down when i stoped readding i was terrified but at the same time thrilled. i could not put the book down! this is easily the best book ever. havoc is coming out on march 3 yaaaaaa!!!!!!!!

  3. sounds like a good but creepy book, not the type of book i like but it sounds pretty interesting

  4. sounds like a good but scary book, not the type of book i normally like but it sounds pretty interesting