Reviews for Dreadnought
Booklist Reviews 2011 April #2
The fourth book in the H.I.V.E. (Higher Institute of Villainous Education) series continues to entertain with its high-energy, tongue-in-cheek take on a league of supervillains and their secret school. When rogue villain Drake hijacks the Dreadnought, the league's airborne defense platform, Otto and his friends strive to undo his diabolical plan to blow up Yellowstone's supervolcano and pin it on them. Although all of the characters are villains, degrees of evil matter: the students and their mentors embody heroic qualities (loyalty, selflessness, empathy, kindness), while their antagonists are bloodthirsty megalomaniacs. The foreboding cliff-hanger means this series isn't slowing down. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.
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.