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Havoc (Malice #2)

4.18  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,208 Ratings  ·  140 Reviews
Seth finally managed to escape the terrifying comicbook world of Malice, but he left his best friend Kady there. Now he must go back and rescue her. But can he find a way back in? Kady has her own worries. She's trying to reach Havoc, a group of rebel kids plotting to destroy Tall Jake, the evil ruler of Malice. But somebody is watching the comic and can see what everyone ...more
Paperback, 396 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Scholastic (first published January 1st 2010)
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Nov 04, 2015 Maud rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I can't believe I finished this book... I was so close to DNF'ing!

In the end I feel like this duology sounds a lot cooler than it is. I found Seth to be incredible dumb and egoistic and I dislike him a whole lot. Kady was meah, Tatyana didn't really seem like a former human girl to me and a whole bunch of the other characters I just did not like. Justin and Alicia did lift things up a little bit.

I wasn't in love with the comic p
Apr 02, 2011 seak rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
This was a great conclusion to the Malice duology and I have to say I liked it even better than the first. Wooding does a great job of not only creeping you out with the tone he's set, but his plotting is exciting and action-packed. All in a middle-grade level book. (Although there is a comic picture of a person's butt) :)

If you don't already know, Malice and Havoc are novels interspersed with comics and it's done almost flawlessly. I say almost because there is still a bit of a disconnect going
Mar 10, 2011 Amy rated it it was ok
I like Chris Wooding. Poison? A solid book. Haunting Of Alaizabel Cray? Totally into it. Malice, the prequel to Havoc, was meh, and honestly I'm not sure why I decided to read it sequel, but for whatever reason I did, and it wasn't so bad that I just couldn't finish it, but I just wasn't good either. I give this novel/comic hybrid a solid boo.

The idea is that there is an urban legend - kids say a chant and do a little ritual where you burn a tear, a black feather, a twig, and a wad of cat hair
Apr 01, 2012 Bingo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was a set of books that you can admire while reading. Malice/Havoc feels very original with an imaginative story on top of a stellar presentation that hits you from every angle. The hardcovers are fantastic editions, and the only way to go if you want to really enjoy this duet.

Havoc Hardcover evolves from Malice with improved graphics, better written text, a story in full gear, better book building, and beige tinted paper which is nice on the eyes. Printing was moved from China to
Feb 25, 2011 Emma rated it really liked it
So, I should preface this by saying that I never actually read the book's prequel, Malice, and I very much wish I had - but not because Havoc didn't make sense. I just want to read Malice because I liked Havoc so much.

Now, I'm not one for comic books, or boy books in general - in fact, I'm going to admit that my usual easy read consists of a colorful cover with a flower on the front, almost ensuring a female protagonist. That said, I was experimenting when I picked up Havoc, and I'm glad I did.
Nov 06, 2010 Rebeccapd96 rated it it was amazing
Rebecca Perry 6/9 November 6, 2010

Havoc Book #2 in The Malice series
Chris Wooding
Horror/ Fantasy

Seth has escaped Malice once but will he a second time? Kady and Justin are looking for a band of kids in Malice called Havoc. Malice is a comic that kids get taken by Tall Jake into if they say the ritual. There are things you don’t want to meet there like, Meat- Men, Regulators, Orgers, Giants and other things that will murder you. Seth was sent on a mission to go back to the real worl
Jan 07, 2011 Brad rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, horror, z-2011
A fabulous conclusion to the first book. I was pretty surprised (but pleased) that the author was happy to leave it at two books rather than stretching it out to make the series a trilogy. This is a fast-paced story where the kids from the first book (Malice) are trying to bring an end to the dictatorial reign of Tall Jake over the world of Malice.

I was impressed that we could get such a great story without all of the garbage that gets thrown in by many other authors. This series would be an eas
Dec 29, 2010 Karissa rated it really liked it
This is the second part of the Malice series by Wooding. I really enjoyed the first book, Malice, and thought it was an interesting combo of graphic novel and standard book. This was a great addition to the series and gave nice closure to the events that were left hanging in Malice. You definitely need to read Malice before reading this book.

Seth is back in the real world with the artifact that holds the secret to Tall Jack's undoing. Katy is still in Malice and is trying to join up with the reb
Aug 14, 2014 Lily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok, so I thought the first book was creepy. HAVOC IS EVEN CREEPIER. That scene with mim on the computer?! (pages 53 and 55) TOTALLY made me squeal in bliss and horror. There’s so many good scenes like that within these pages! I’m not sure what book I like better, the first one or this... they’re both amazing in their own way. This book definitely has a lot more suspense and action in it though!

The ending made me a little sad on what Seth decided to do... I was hoping it wouldn't be that way, BUT
Jun 03, 2016 Luisa rated it really liked it
June 3, 2016 Havoc by Wooding - In this second book in the Malice series Kady is still trapped in the incredibly creepy comic book world of Malice while Seth is hunted in the mundane, real world. He returned to find the Shard, something they can use against Tall Jake and his creepy mechanical minions, but now he's got to find a way back and ends up with Alicia, a classmate. In the meantime, Kady and Justin look for the members of Havoc, an underground group working to sabotage Tall Jake who draw ...more
Chris D
In the book Havoc by Chris Wooding Kady is in malice the setting of a comic book that many kids like. While Seth is a boy that needs to go back to malice to defeat tall jake. Tall Jake is the ruler in Malice he is the one who brought all of the kids to malice and makes them stay in Malice.This is a great book for kids and they will like the comic parts, the comic parts give you important things to think about. I think kady is a leader and Seth is a strong person. Also malice is a weird place to ...more
Jazmin Duarte
Dec 01, 2015 Jazmin Duarte rated it it was amazing
Chris Wooding's Havoc is more of a horror/adventure because the main characters, Seth, Kady, and Justin search Malice, another dimension that evolved from a comic book, to look for a group of kids, Havoc, that was brought to Malice by Tall Jake and want to take him down. Many machines created by Tall Jake are programmed to kill the kids. Havoc has grown tired of Tall Jake and his creations and work together to destroy them all. Kady and Justin find Malice, but Seth is back at home with his memor ...more
Fifi Wu
Feb 17, 2015 Fifi Wu rated it really liked it
Shelves: february-2015
Seth escaped from Malice, but left Kady trapped there.He doesn't know whether he should try to stop the Malice comic Earth or go back with the Shard that can help from inside.

Kady has her own problems. She's trying to find Havoc, a group of kids who want to fight Tall Jake. But she feels like Tall Jake knows what she's trying to do before she actually does.

Tall Jake is gaining influence on the world outside the comic, gaining power with all the rumors about Malice. Seth and Kady find the Queen o
colleen the fabulous fabulaphile
A decent sequel/conclusion(?) to Malice, though it seemed to lose most of it's horror vibe and go for straight on action-quest story, which is cool and all, but I was hoping for more of the atmospheric stuff from the first book.

The characters didn't really develop much at all, either, and sometimes annoyed me with their myopia, especially Seth. And there was a new character added which seemed kind of weirdly put into the story. I thought she'd play a larger role, though she did end being kind of
Aug 20, 2014 Kia rated it it was amazing
Malice and Havoc are both amazing action packed books. One's as good as the other. So sad that the series has ended. Definitley a book to recommend to those who enjoy mystery and adventure. The description and eerie atmosphere the book sets is awesome!!!
Jonathan Currinn
Jul 30, 2014 Jonathan Currinn rated it it was amazing
The second book in the series and I loved this book so much, wish it wasn't the last in the series, would've loved to read more about the world of Malice, so much we don't know. But guess good things have to come to an end, and this kind of wrapped up everything to do with Malice. Although I can so see novellas being written easily, just wish a few more questions could be answered.

I loved the inclusion of the new character Alicia. She was a welcome new insight that intrigued me. Not only that bu
Oct 24, 2015 safetyrepublic rated it really liked it
Shelves: never-owned
better than the first book, and for some reason, the writing style changed, for the better tbh
Jan 16, 2016 C. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seth has to get back to Malice to help Kady and the other members of Havoc in their fight against Tall Jake. However, he has to get there, and without a ticket ... he has to find another way in with Alicia's(new friend) help. Meanwhile, Tall Jake's power is spreading out into our world. Can the kids defeat Tall Jake, Miss Benjamin and Icarus Scratch.
It's still got definite scary moments, but not quite as chilling as the first book. I like the combination of traditional and graphic novel forms a
David Munoz
Apr 14, 2016 David Munoz rated it it was amazing
The book Havoc by Chris wooding is a continuation from the first book Malice. Havoc is a suspenseful and action packed book with many twist and turns that the reader wont expect. In Havoc Kady and Justin try to find a group called Havoc, they end up finding Havoc from one of Kady's old friends Scotty but she doesn't remember him since she went back to the real world. The three go to the hangar and Kady quickly finds out she used to be leader of Havoc, she is the one who started it all. They are ...more
Apr 21, 2016 Jennifer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen

I was super-excited to read this title and called dibs on it before it even made it to the shelf (just one benefit of working at the library).

Overall, I love the way this book works. The majority is text with section of comic mixed in. It's a really interesting idea and it works quite well for this story. It also picks up right where it left off in the first one. I like it when this happens. Sometimes it's hard to play catch up.

I'm sad to report that I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the f
Oct 01, 2010 Beth rated it really liked it
Havoc sees the return to the world of Malice and it’s sinister inhabitant Tall Jake. Seth, after successfully escaping the pages of Malice, is looking for a way back in. While Kady, still stuck in the comic, is looking for the elusive rebel vigilante group Havoc, intent on joining them in order to both bring down Tall Jake and to escape the world of Malice.

This was a great continuation from the first book and continues the tradition of mixed media. Again, I found myself enthralled with the story
Oct 18, 2011 Patrick rated it liked it
Conclusion to Malice duo. I liked this a lot, but not quite as much as the first book, Malice. The mystery is out of the bag and there is more direct conflict here. It's still fun, but that creeping sense of the unknown and dread is not as intense.

Once again, I love the role the graphic novel sections played as Grendel's arbitrary notice can totally change the plot, but I just don't enjoy the comic-y lack of details in these sections. They are still interesting and fun as the book throws in com
Jan 08, 2011 Em rated it it was amazing
Everybody knows that if you gather the right things and say the right words, then you'll be taken to Malice, an evil world ruled by the power hungry Tall Jake. Each moment he gets stronger, and it's up to Seth, Kady and Justin to stop him...somehow.
This book (series, actually) is amazing! It's pretty much everything that I ever want in a book- action (packed!), bone chilling, friendship, and the power of good and evil. What more can you ask for? Love, you say? There's a little of that too:) I re
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Kira M for

After managing to escape Malice, an evil comic book run by Tall Jake, Seth has finally started to remember what happened. With a shard in his possession that is rumored to have the ability to bring down Tall Jake, the fight becomes a matter of life and death for not only himself, but anyone who comes in contact with him.

Can Seth find a way back without Tall Jake destroying everything he holds dear?

Seth's friend, Katie, is still stuck in Malice. After hookin
Nana S.
Nov 13, 2012 Nana S. rated it it was amazing
Not long ago I read a super awesome book called Havoc by Chris Wooding. I like it because of how something cool, shocking, or weird happens all the time. I also like all the different genres the book has. Adventure, fantasy, and Horror. In the book Seth has left a magical deadly world inside a comic called Malice leaving his friends Justin and Kady inside. Inside comic Justin and Kady find of group of teens called Havoc who fight Tall Jake. They plan to join Havoc in order to stop Tall Jake and ...more
Ian Wood
This is the complete review as it appears on my blog. Note that blog reviews may have links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates and modifications to the blog review be replicated here.

I rated this novel worthy!

(mild spoilers)

This is the sequel to the really excellent Malice which I read some time ago before I began reviewing books on this blog. That volume was a real treat with its mix of novel and comic book, so I bought volume two hoping I would enjoy it just as much.

In Malice Chil
Kendra Allen
Nov 24, 2010 Kendra Allen rated it really liked it
Havoc brings the return to Malice, a world shown only to the average kid through the pages of a creepy comic book only rumored to be real. Get your hands on the Malice comic, and you’re plunged into a place where the kids look too much like the missing kids you’ve seen on the news.

In Havoc, Seth is back in the real world. He’s been to Malice and escaped. The catch? He needs to get back to save his friends, Kady and Justin, who are still trapped in the cruel land, searching for the rebel group th
John Reinke
Jan 16, 2014 John Reinke rated it it was amazing
Havoc is an epic conclusion to the Malice series. With plot twists and reveals around every turn, this novel/comic is almost impossible to put down. The basic plot is a continuation of its predecessor, Malice. Seth is trying to find a way to return to the comic world of Malice with an artifact he believes will be able to defeat Malice's sinister ruler, Tall Jake, while Katy and Justin are trying to get in good with a rebel group called Havoc, who are dedicated to fighting against Tall Jake and h ...more
Nataly Barakezyan
I read this book because I thought that the cover looked pretty cool. This book is about a boy named Seth who is trying to defeat Tall Jake, one of the six gods of Malice,a comic book world filled with wonders and undiscovered destinations. Seth is looking for adventure in the world of Malice because the real world is too boring and lifeless for him. My favorite quote from the story is "She had a reputation of being something of a brainiac,but she was pretty and dressed well and hung around with ...more
Feb 20, 2015 Jesse rated it liked it
A kid named Seth runs away from home because he nows something is chasing him and once he leaves home he finds out that the thing hunting him is tall jake the leader of the half comic and half realistic word havoc so what seth must do to stop him is to reach havoc and kill tall jack and along the way him and his friends meet challenges along the way and to find out if the make it to tall jake you must read the book.
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Chris Wooding grew up in a small town in Leicestershire, where not much of anything happened. So he started to write novels. He was sixteen when he completed his first. He had an agent by eighteen. By nineteen he had signed his first book deal. When he left university he began to write full-time, and he has been doing it professionally all his adult life.

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