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Havoc (Malice #2)

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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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Seak (Bryce L.)
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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....more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Kira M for TeensReadToo.com

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...more
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...more
Nana S.
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...more
Kendra Allen
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...more
John Reinke
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
Sarah Gruffydd
On reading this novel, I was surprised at how much I had forgotten about its predecessor, "Malice". For that reason, I was coming into it with such little memory of what had occurred before, and for a while I was confused. Nonetheless, these two books are anything but forgettable for the average joe.

I really admire Chris Wooding's diversity as an author. He can vary his genres so well and still pull it off like a pro. Both Malice and Havoc were so original and well put together, you'd think he'd...more
Cathrine Bonham
AN excellent conclusion to the Adventure began in Malice. Wooding warps the story up nicely and in my opinion as completely as can be done while at the same time still leaving room for further adventures.

If you were brave enough to call on Tall Jake to take you to Malice in the first book you would have to be a coward not to finish the story by joining the renagade group known as Havoc.

All story lines will be tied up and all of your questions will be answered. In fact I give Wooding a round of...more
What an amazing book, it is the last book of the Malice duology and it is amazing in every way. One thing that's better is the comics which are now easier to look at and you do not have to squint. Also it ends the story well but it makes you wonder :Will there be a sequel? Probably not maybe an add on or a side story after Seth kills Tall Jake and some guys explore the real Malice. Another amazing quality is how the story is set up and how well this book can produce multiple side stories and mak...more
Leo Issagholian
I chose this book by Chris Wooding because I had read the first one and I enjoyed it. In the book, Seth left the world of malice, also leaving his freinds; Kady and Justin. Now he must travel back and save his freinds and defeat Tall Jake. My favorite quote would have to be,"If it aint' movin', its dead." I enjoyed the author's dystopian writing style because he can make you believe things that are fake, real. Ilike the third person omniscient veiw as it alternates between Justin, Seth, and Kady...more
Another decent book, but nothing really special. The story gave up a little of its atmosphere from the first volume in favor of action. The comic-book sections are better here than in the first book, but they're still vague and much lower quality than the prose sections. Anyone used to most any other comics will find them difficult to follow, though at least the stylization can be nice, especially on the constructs. All in all, a good read but not a great one and, like the first book, I wouldn't...more
This book counts as two

This was an action packed adventure book. The storyline takes the reader through the wicked and horrid land of Malice. This book mixes masterful writing with just as good comic book style sections (as the book is based around a comic).

The main characters battle with the unthinkable and deadly creatures that lurk in the land of Malice. They also take on the evil over lord of Malice and beat him in an all out battle.

I think that this book was a huge success that really engr...more
Aug 29, 2013 Jay rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013
A really good conclusion to the story begun in volume 1. I liked that new characters came along in this book, while still leaving most of the story to the established characters. Much that needed explanation was explained. One thing felt jarring to me: while the first volume was told without any gaps in time, this one had some leaps. There was no "and then days passed..." passage in the first book, so such passages felt out of place in the second book (but onluy because it broke an established p...more
Havoc, the 2nd installment of Malice, is even better than its counterpart. From the first paragraph, and through the entire book, there is non-stop action and adventure. Kady, Justin, Seth, Tatyana and the others are all working together to fight the seemingly infallible Tall Jake.

This story is jam-packed with happiness, sadness; the need for justice and longing. It's a great coming of age story and learning what makes these characters tick, and having them finally realize where they belong and...more
The sequel to Malice, I have to give this 5 stars just because it did a great job of combining narrative and graphic novel in one story. Wooding really brought the characters alive, along with the whole world of Malice. Just visualizing some of the scenes made my skin crawl and the thinking of the words "Tall Jake, take me away!" still gives me chills! An exciting read with some good life lessons, as well. Given the choice, would you live the safe life in a world where everything under the sun h...more
One of those books where the second is better than the first.
I didn't want to put this book down!
Sequel to my favorite book
Dec 22, 2011 Carrie rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Ages 10 & up
In this exciting sequel to Malice, Seth tries to get back to Malice, the creepy comic book world, to rescue his friends Kady and Justin and to defeat Tall Jake, the evil ruler of Malice who has been stealing kids away from the real world. Meanwhile, Kady and Justin are stuck in Malice trying to join up with the rebel group, Havoc. Their strength and bravery are stretched to the limit by one dark adventure after another. Kids will eat up the gory descriptions and constant sense of danger. Very fu...more
Jeannie Mancini
Book Two of the teen fantasy novel Malice series, really rocks! I thought it was even better than the first book. The combination of half novel and half comic book is so much fun, and surprisingly works well. I was a bit confused at the end however, it ended where there may be another book, or the ending could have meant it was wrapped up. Either way, this book was fun, riveting, full of action, suspense and humor. Hats off the Chris Wooding who has once again provided total creativity with his...more
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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.

Now thirty-two, Chris has written sixteen b...more
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