3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Highly entertaining rip-off,
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This review is from: H.I.V.E.: Higher Institute of Villainous Education (Hive) (Paperback)
"Borrowing" from Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl and even James Bond, book one of the H.I.V.E series is a highly entertaining romp drawing from all of the previously mentioned books.
Mark Walden has created likeable villains and manages to make the reader care about people who break the law. Pretty impressive.
Focusing on a group of extremely talented children, Walden has introduced a school for criminals complete with Hogwarts style teachers. Seriously, JK Rowling will probably be calling her solicitors about this! The book follows a small group of these kids as they try to escape from the seemingly inescapable establishment.
Imitation is a form of flattery, and a good story is a good story. Read this book, enjoy the similarities to others and immerse yourself in a highly entertaining page turner.