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Villain School: Good Curses Evil (Villain School #1)

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  218 Ratings  ·  48 Reviews
Twelve-year-old Rune Drexler is a student at Master Dreadthorn's School for Wayward Villains. It's like a military school for the children of evil villains. Rune is nearly failing his villain studies, so he's sentenced to a Plot by his father, Master Dreadthorn. In seven days time he must: 1. Kidnap a princess 2. Steal a baby 3. Find a henchman and commit him to service 4. ...more
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Published August 1st 2011 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Beth
Jul 02, 2013 Beth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this one. I will acknowledge that sometimes when I pick out books to read with the girls, I pick them out because I know they will like them. And sometimes, I pick them out because I really want to read them, and I think reading "to" them is as good of an excuse as any. So this is one of the latter, but given my eldest's like of the first Harry Potter, I figured odds were pretty good that she'd like this one too. And I figured the youngest might also enjoy it. I was right. As for ...more
Roark Anderson
Unfortunately there seem to be more and more of these fairytale remix books being publish and they seem to be getting worse and worse as time goes on. This certainly a new low as far as these books go and the second worst fairytale remix I've ever read. It missed the mark on several points, not the least of which is being to corny for older readers but with a bit to many romantic undertones that younger readers won't appreciate either. Lame, is probably the best word to sum up the whole thing. I ...more
Kris Marley Patrick
I think to appreciate Villain School you have to have pretty solid background knowledge on fairy tales and folklore to pick up on the dumb jokes... do kids have this anymore? The premise doesn't work for me. Super cute cover though.
Lilie Hmry
Un petit livre pour enfants qui se laisse lire très rapidement. Une histoire anti-héros rafraîchissante et des personnages attachants, je n'en demandais pas plus. Parfait pour se changer les idées !
En revanche l'écriture est très enfantine et les scènes s'enchaînent trop rapidement, manquant de profondeur.
SIMON Karine
Mar 02, 2014 SIMON Karine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Je tiens tout d’abord à remercier Les Editions Nathan pour leur confiance, et m’avoir permis de découvrir ce roman jeunesse. J’ai passé un excellent moment en compagnie des "mauvais"méchants ! Et j’ai adoré l’idée de ce roman.

Ce livre nous replonge dans le monde fantastique des contes de notre enfance, mais d’une manière assez inattendue. En effet, pour une fois les héros de l’histoire sont des méchants, et plus précisément des "Mauvais" méchants. Ce sont donc des cancres, et ils vont donc en co
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Phebusa
Feb 26, 2014 Phebusa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Même si c’est un roman jeunesse, autant dire que j’ai adoré ! Déjà, l’originalité de l’histoire a attiré mon attention : dans cette école, il s’agit d’être le plus méchant ! Si vous faites une bonne action, alors vous serez exclu de l’école. Voilà qui donne le ton.

On y découvre trois personnages qui vont devoir mener un complot à bien (dit comme ça, c’est contradictoire mais bon) : le personnage principal et le sorcier Rune qui est le fils du directeur de l’école, la vampire Jezebel qui n’est au
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Valérie Carreau
Rien que le titre et la couverture m'ont plu tout de suite plu et m'ont donné envie de le découvrir. Ce premier tome réuni tous les ingrédients qui nous font passer un très bon moment en compagnie de méchants qui ne le sont en fait pas vraiment...

Du coté de l'histoire :
Rune, notre jeune héros, est le fils du Maître de l’épouvante, le très redouté directeur de l’école pour Méchants Récalcitrants. S'y trouvent des enfants de Méchants qui ont au moins effectué une bonne action dans leur vie.. Il
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Les Chroniques Aléatoires
Dec 26, 2014 Les Chroniques Aléatoires rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Rien de mieux pour vous remonter le moral que de retomber en enfance un petit moment. Le premier opus de L’école des mauvais méchants m’a totalement emballé, fait sourire et passer un agréable moment. Quand on se retrouve avec un espèce de Harry Potter pour méchant, des méchants qui sont de véritables boulets quand ils s’y mettent, ça promet des aventures rocambolesques.

Rune Dexler est le fils du directe de son école, un magicien avec quelques dons intéressants et qui arrivent à se mettre dans l
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Our-red-carpet-of-books

Bei Darko und seinen Freunden handelt es sich um bis ins Detail ausgearbeitete Charaktere die unglaublich sympathisch sind.

Trotz „Bösewichtstatus“ sind die drei freundlich, hilfsbereit und haben des öfteren sogar Angst.

Die Geschichte beginnt damit, dass Darko von seinen Vater, der Leiter der Schule für Missratene Bösewichte klar gemacht bekommt, dass er ein Versager ist.

Darko weiß das er schon öfter etwas getan hat, was nicht böse war. Aber in dieser Situation konnte nicht anders handeln.

Jedes J
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Kim
From September 2011 SLJ:
Gr 3-6Where do scoundrels and monsters send their children who aren't quite nefarious enough? Why, to Master Dreadthorn's School for Wayward Villains, of course. Among the students: Countess Jezebel Dracula, who prefers hot cocoa to blood. The son of the Big Bad Wolf has been there since he tried to save a drowning child. However, none of the students have it as tough as the son of the headmaster, who feels that he will never be bad enough to please his dad. In a final ef
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Laura
I just could NOT get through this book. I should have taken a clue from the title and cover art - but I figured it was a short enough book and it wouldn't take long to read. I was wrong, I couldn't stomach it. It sounds terribly lame, but it seemed like every page I was rolling my eyes at either the characterization of the villains or the writing. I was nauseated by the continual and overdone references to other villains and modern-day fantasy lore. I know the author/publisher was probably going ...more
Binibining `E (Maria Eleynita)
I enjoyed this one! Lots of humor and i love the characters.

Dracula, Big Wolf and a Warlock's kids and their adventures.

It's cool that some kids was brought in this school because they've done some good things to other people which is not allowed because again the name says it all - Villain School. So being bad, evil and villainous is what is expected of the students here.

Vampires, Wolves, Witches + the school + the witch from Hansel/Gretel + Count Dracula + the wolf from little red riding hood
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Miss Ryoko
I stumbled upon this book while looking at the shelves at the library for books that I could read at school. I saw the title and then the cover and thought "Well, I bet this will be fun!" and checked it out for myself. It was a cute book. I really liked that the main characters go to a villian school (even though they are terrible villains) but that they also maintain such teenager-esque attitudes about things. It was an easy book to read and to get through. I hope Stephanie Sanders plans to wri ...more
Elizabeth
May 16, 2012 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: quarter-4, fantasy
(Quarter 4- Fantasy) This book was pretty good and I liked the jokes and the people/creatures who were in this book. I really enjoyed this book and think I might read more of this author's other books.
The book is about this boy named Rune who is the son of Master Dreadthorn. Master Dreadthorn is the headmaster of Master Dreathorn's School for Wayward Villians. You know how when kids do something bad they get sent to a camp to become good. Well this school is like that except for villians who ar
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Galleane
Nov 14, 2014 Galleane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
L'école des mauvais méchants est une bonne surprise. Jeunesse certes, mais du jeunesse efficace. La simplicité du récit cache de bonnes idées et une histoire qui reste très agréable à suivre. Les personnages, fils et filles de célèbres méchants font tache dans l'arbre généalogique, et c'est justement ce qui est intéressant. Ils ont un certain charisme pour leur âge et sont franchement hyper sympathiques. J'ai vraiment passé un bon moment, ce premier complot réserve tout un tas de bonnes choses a ...more
Lire-une-passion
Jul 22, 2014 Lire-une-passion rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"En résumé, un univers très drôle, avec des personnages attachants et où ils en bavent assez souvent. La plume de l’auteure est très agréable et son imagination est vraiment chouette ! Revenir sur un thème de notre enfance avec les grands méchants que nous avons rencontré était une très bonne idée ! Un livre que je conseille pour qui veut se rafraichir et passer un excellent moment de rire !"

Chronique complète: http://lireunepassion.blogspot.fr/201...
Lisa
Aug 21, 2011 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids, ala, arc
I enjoyed this one. The school in question is for "wayward villains" -- kids who have done something good and embarrassed their truly villainous parents (Count Dracula and the Big Bad Wolf are among the parents). The characters are likable, and there is plenty of humor. The plot is predictable, but fast-paced and satisfying. I would happily recommend this book to 8- to 12-year-olds.

(Note: I received a free advance reading copy of this book from the publisher at a American Library Association An
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Llyllyra Nydaleniel
Contrairement à plusieurs avis que j’ai lus, je n’ai pas su retrouvé de l’humour qui me plait, même si l’écriture est agréable à lire et fluide. Nous tournons les pages et nous avons envie d’en savoir toujours plus. Quels nouveaux personnages l’auteur va-t-elle utilisé ? Qui va être les parents des enfants ?
L’auteur à eu de bonne idées pour son livre, avec des enfants charismatique.
Un de mes gros points négatifs est le manque de description mais le livre est à partir de 9ans donc il ne doit pas
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Sandy
Jul 14, 2011 Sandy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tween
Rune, Jezebel and Wolf Jr are classmates at Master Dreadthorn's School fo Wayward Villians. They, and everyone else in the school, are there because they did something "good", so now they're studying how to be bad. Rune ends up getting in so much trouble that in order to not be kicked out of the school, he has to suceed at a "Plot". He needs his friends to help him thwart the other villians and complete his tasks in the assigned time.
Pretty predictable, and the villians are not really all that v
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Sarah
Jan 20, 2016 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rune Drexler may be the son of the headmaster of a famous school for young villains, but he suffers from a streak of appalling niceness. His last chance to prove his badness is to complete an impossible Plot: he has a week to steal a baby, find a henchman, kidnap a princess, and overthrow a kingdom, with incredibly weird co-conspirators like a vampire who prefers chocolate to blood. Unfortunately, his every success is tainted by a distinct aroma of heroism. A fun, fast-paced, feather-weight romp ...more
Wendy Thomas
Rune and his friends from Master Dreadthorn's Villain School must complete a Plot to reach the next level of their education. Along the way they pick up a rag-tag bunch who prove that "heroes" and "villains" have more in common than you would expect. Humorous with lots of action and unexpected plot twists.
Priscilla
3.5
Un premier tome très sympa, drôle et attachant.
On y suit les aventures d'apprentis-méchants, des enfants de grands méchants, qui sont en fait tout gentils. La fille de Dracula se nourrit par exemple... de chocolat chaud ! Bref, c'est tout mignon, il y a des rebondissements, en fait ça se lit un peu comme on regarderait un film Disney.
J'ai hâte de terminer cette duologie !
Stephanie Croaning
Very enjoyable story that turns the world of good and evil on it's head. This is a very fun and funny adventure featuring a villain who is in trouble for being good. This is a solid story that is a good recommendation for kids who enjoy fantasy or fairy tales. There is a second Villain School book that I can't wait to read.
Mycoton32
Mar 04, 2014 Mycoton32 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
16/20
j'ai passé un très bon moment dans cette école assez spéciale .... c'est frais, léger, marrant, à lire dans un moment de déprime !
http://www.leslecturesdemylene.com/20...
Dawn
Oct 14, 2012 Dawn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was very cute. I liked how the narrator kept insisting he was evil and a villain but he and his friends kept rescuing people and doing heroic things. I think this would be great for kids of the age it's meant for, both boys and girls.
Elizabeth
May 31, 2011 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While many middle-grade novels bill themselves as "hilarious," this one actually is! With a strong sense of voice and a clever premise, Good Curses Evil is a promising start to what will surely be a great series.
Josh Newhouse
Jun 04, 2011 Josh Newhouse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hot-reads-11-12
Great start, solid middle, and potential for future... I want to see more school and less wanderings... Got a little generic in the wanderings... Ending eyerollingly obvious, yet character is oblivious...solid 3.5 stars... Kids would enjoy... Good readalike to falcon quinn.
Lulai
Jun 10, 2014 Lulai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
C'était fun, il y a des moments très drôle et j'ai adoré les personnages
Luca
May 20, 2012 Luca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book was great, loved the characters and the action. Hope that there is going to be another book. Count Dracula is creepy.
Angie
Jul 03, 2013 Angie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yhba
Did not like. Elements of plot didn't make sense, poor character development, bad humor.
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