Wickedpedia (Point Horror)
Cole and Gavin love playing practical jokes through Wikipedia. They edit key articles and watch their classmates crash and burn giving oral reports on historical figures like Genghis Khan, the first female astrona ...more
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I read Wickedpedia after Followers, and definitely think it was better. And by "better", at least I mean I wasn't flinching at the intense weirdness or mistakes. This one is actually grisly. Blood everywhere, style. Horrible? Yes. Scary? Not really. Most of the deaths were i ...more
I was really looking forward to this book, sadly it was just not meant to be.
*The blurb is a lie. A lot doesn't happen in the book. Which is really a shame, the blurb (and also the cover) were things that got me to want to read this book. I do hope this gets fixed for the official book, otherwise I fear more people will be angry/not amused. ...more
I was quite bored of this one from the very start unfortunately, and it got worse as the story progressed.
I kept on thinking "when is someone going to get killed?" throughout the beginning, but when it did finally happen at 27%, I didn't find it to be worth the wait. It was rubbish, and so were the other deaths.
Overall, A boring read. I'm glad it's over.
When I first read the 'description' of this book written on a book club catalog that I got from my brother's school, I was excited and I instantly knew I had to buy it. It somehow reminds me of the currently-hyped-about movie, Unfriended. But hell, was I lied to, the 'description' is nothing like I imagined the story to be like. After reading the whole thing I must say that it is quite disappointing. The storyline is too absurd in my opinion. I found myself saying "What?!" through ...more
The plot had holes. The characters were not well developed.
The saving grace of this book, for this middle school librarian, was that the lesson of Wikipedia not being a reliable source (for middle school kids) is reinforced by reading this thing. That is the only reason I am g ...more
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As you can probably tell already, I don't read horror. I tried my hand at it once and I just couldn't get through the book. And when I say horror, I mean like Stephen King style. It just doesn't grip me for some reason. Give me action any day!
When this book arrived unsolicited, I was intrigued however. It seemed like the perfect Halloween read, so I've been holding off my review until now. Sorry if I get some facts wrong here and there ... I read this back in early September so my...more
From the get go, I wasn’t enthused about any of the characters. Cole and his friends are seniors in high school, so around 17/18, but from their conversations, they could be in middle school. They’re all incredibly whiny and melodramatic and causing fights over nothing.
The storyline itself sta ...more
Unfortunately, while the idea for Wickedpedia was intriguing, it failed to capture the essence of Point Horror fiction f ...more
When I first saw the title 'Wickedpedia' I thought that this book was a humor book, not a horror novel. I ...more
So I have to comment on two things first: I absolutely loathe the cover and the summary is flat-out wrong. It doesn't actually tell what happens in the book and gets key information completely wrong. Not really the best way to go about selling your book... As far as the plot goes, the concept is cool and put a new twist on the creepy death prediction subgenre. However, the actual execution of the idea was utterly off and really not very entertaining. The deaths were definit ...more
I will never look at Wikipedia the same again. Ever. Chris Van Etten has crafted twisty murder mystery that threw me a curve ball I didn't see coming at the very end. To quickly sum up the plot: in order to get revenge on Josh and a few other students, Cole and Greg create Wikipedia pages for said enemies, including how they died. Everything's fun and games until the deaths actually start to happen in real life...and nobody seems to know who the killer is ...more
Everyone knows that Wikipedia is awesome! If you need to get some information for a report, start with Wikipedia. And if your teacher isn't very tech savvy, you can even lift information straight from the site and into your paper.
When Cole catches his rival (and ex-girlfriend's current boyfriend), Josh, cheating, he decides to play a little prank and make sure that his ex can see what a cheater Josh is. By simply adding a few paragraphs to an entry on Amer ...more
When Winnie, Scott, Josh, Andrea, and Mr. Drick annoy Cole and Gavin, they have to get revenge. This revenge comes in one form. Wikipedia. With Gavin's help, Cole makes Wikipedia pages for the five including gruesome deaths. But when the predictions come true will he have the time to unmask the killer? Or will he meet the same fate as his enemies?
Van Etten creates an inte ...more
Cole is battling Winnie for valedictorian, and to make matters worse, Winnie is his ex-girlfriend. He hasn't truly gotten over their breakup, and he certainly isn't a fan of her new boyfriend and soccer star, Josh.
When Cole's friend Gavin suggests a way to embarrass a ...more
1. The story blurb makes no sense and doesn't go with the story at all. The book is not what you're expecting.
2. The characters. They were all annoying and childish, and it's hard to tell what age they are supposed to be. A lot of the book just sounds like dumb middle school boys fighting over some girl, when in reality they are high schoolers.
3. Unrealistically gory. Not only did the deaths seem cheesy and ...more
I never really got attached to any characters and frankly found most of them rather annoying. Needless to say I was rather pleased the many of them died.
The author didn't wimp out too much on the gore. For someone who doesn't mind a bit of gore this wa ...more
Oh, how you pulled me in with your beautiful cover and show stopping blurb, and oh how you crashed and burned.
I guess in all honesty I'd give this 2.5 stars, but since I don't seem to have that option, I'll just be nice and give it three stars.
Wickedpedia is a short book that focuses on two high school students, and the murder of their peers. Cole, soon to be valedictorian, amazing cook, perfect life. Perfect until his girlfriend, Winnie, dumps him for Josh, the school's star ...more
When you start reading this, it seems like a tame YA mystery. Don't be fooled. This is teen slasher fic territory. Wickedpedia is sharp as a well-honed knife. It's clever, modern, and yes, violent.
Now, I did figure out the villain in the story (sort of), but there were so many twists and turns that the author had me second guessing myself time and again. The story takes absolutely no prisoners and leaves you stunned over and over again.
Is it a popcorn read? Sure it is. But it' ...more