Share your comments
What other readers are saying about this title:
Oooo...this is scary, but fun!! The end makes you want to kill to get the second book(but please don't kill anybody)
posted Sep 4, 2010 at 6:28PM
Everyone knows about the underground comic book Malice. Supposedly it doesn’t even exist, but if you get your hands on a copy, mix a few ingredients, and chant “Tall Jake, take me away,” you’ll find yourself yanked into the pages of the comic’s sinister world. Of course, that’s just an urban legend. It’s a coincidence that the kids in the comic look like missing children. Those kids must be runaways, and the artist just uses their photos for inspiration…right? Wrong, and teenagers Seth and Kady are about to find out the hard way. When their friend Luke disappears, danger-loving Seth and curious Kady are immediately suspicious. When they find a blank comic book emblazoned with a big red M in Luke’s room, they begin to suspect that there’s more to Malice than mere rumor. Seth, bored of everyday hum-drum living, is eager to call Tall Jake and jump into the comic. But when the chant works, Seth is overwhelmed by a menacing world filled with clockwork monsters and mechanical mayhem. Not one to take any sort of adventure lying down, Seth joins forces with a rag-tag group of teens who have managed to defy Tall Jake and survive. Back in the real world, Kady is hot on the trail of Malice’s unknown creators—who turn out to be every bit as dangerous as the chaotic alternate world they’ve created. Toying with the conventions of horror movies, urban legends, and comic books, author Chris Wooding has crafted a heart-pounding, nail-biting tale of suspense. The packaging is part of the fun of Malice, with its three-dimension cover and interspersed sections of eye-catching comic book artwork. The cliffhanger ending will leave you holding your breath for the sequel, Havoc, due in October 2010.
posted Sep 27, 2010 at 8:08PM
this is soooo good. it’s kind of scary, but you can’t put it down. the art is so-so, but the story’s good.
posted Jun 11, 2011 at 8:05PM
Maddie B. said:
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves books, real novels, or comics. Part comic, part novel, Malice hooks the reader with claws of iron. I couldn’t put it down! Don’t forget to check out the sequel; Havoc.
posted Jun 7, 2013 at 5:57PM
Add a Comment
Find this title in the Library Catalog
Searches for his missing friend; sucked into another world.
Tries to rescue her friendsSecrets.