malice.jpgMalice is half novel, half graphic novel. It takes place in a comic book world run by Tall Jake. The rumor is that if you gather the right things, and say the right words, Tall Jake will come take you to Malice. Curious, Seth tries it and gets himself into more trouble than he bargained for.

Malice is a city bigger and more dangerous than any adventure Seth has ever taken, with clockwork beasts out for his death and Tall Jake's eyes and ears everywhere. He's done archery, rock climbing, mountain biking and nothing has been exciting enough, but will Malice exceed his ability to survive?

Malice_70_71.jpgLeaving everybody behind was something he hadn't accounted for. Kady, his best friend, decided to get to the bottom of it and find out what was going on, she herself also gets herself in more trouble than accounted for. Meanwhile, his average parents live life obliviously, wondering why their son has run away. Little do they know that he was taken.

Malice is a phenomenal graphic novel, with the perfect combination of graphic novel and novel. Chris Wooding has done an amazing job balancing the dark, twisted drawings and the equally twisted story.

I give this book 4 stars out of 5.

Peer Review 1. Well done Leah!This reveiw is very well planned out, no errors, and the pictures are all in check and operating well. The plot and setting soudns so interesting that I think I might go out and read the nook myself. Though, I'm wondering on who this Kady was, And ifthere is a second book?

peer review #1- This review was really well written!!!! There was a really great use of words and it wasnt boring to read. The pictures were appropriate and fit well with what was being said. This review made me want to go and read Malice. The sentences were good and it gave information but didnt gove the story away. But the paragraphs probably could have been a little longer. Other than that the review was really great and I might go and read the book.

Mrs B: Your review shows off your strong summary skills. I am curious to know what you think of the illustrations -how do they add to the story? Hyperlinks would be good to have as well.