Reviews for Escape Velocity


Booklist Reviews 2011 June #1
The breakneck, tongue-in-cheek saga of H.I.V.E. (Higher Institute of Villainous Education) continues, and fans of the series will enjoy that the action starts immediately--an assassination aboard the London Eye--with little introduction to ongoing story threads. Otto, the student at the center of previous series entries, makes a late appearance here but nonetheless gets to show off both his craft and his bravado by breaking into a secret spy agency--against the will of H.I.V.E.'s current leadership--to rescue evil Dr. Nero. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Fall
In Velocity, Otto and friends must save their headmaster, a task that involves dodging his replacement. In Dreadnought, they must stop Jason Drake, who has plans far worse than H.I.V.E.'s usual treachery. Readers new to the series may not know whom to root for among the one-note young-antiheroes-in-training, but returning fans are in for nonstop action and plentiful humor. [Review covers these titles: H.I.V.E.: Dreadnought and H.I.V.E.: Escape Velocity.] Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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