I love the H.I.V.E books by Mark Walden. This won't be news to long time readers of this blog - look back through my previous posts and you will find reviews of several of the books, and therefore I am really chuffed to be hosting Mark at The Book Zone on Monday 8th August for the first stop in his H.I.V.E.: Aftershock blog tour. If I am asked to recommend a series of books for a boy who loves action stories these would be mentioned in the same breath as the Alex Rider books. As a precursor to this I wanted to share some news with you about the new Mark Walden/H.I.V.E. Facebook page:
CALLING ALL VILLAINS!
The new Mark Walden Facebook Fan page is now live – www.facebook.com/markwaldenfan
Here is your chance to discover more about the author of the HIVE series and have your say. There will be regular updates, giveaways and free downloads. There will also be top gadget ideas, video game highlights and some villainous characters passing by every now and then! Mark himself will be popping by to let the fans know what is currently going on in his world.
If you know of anyone who might be like to be a fan then please let them know.
Welcome to H.I.V.E., the school where villains rule. Here, eligible students are trained in the ways of wickedness in the hope that they will become super-villains. The school’s motto is ‘It takes the best to create the worst’ … but one of the new students is about to become their worst nightmare!
Packed full of humour, action and with a knowing nod to cinematic baddies, H.I.V.E. subverts the traditional school-based novel by setting it somewhere that the pupils are encouraged to misbehave. With a filmic text that rolls from one action sequence to the next, all four H.I.V.E. novels have bags of boy appeal, enough hi-tech gadgets to make James Bond jealous and a globally dominating sense of fun. Not since Hogwarts has there been a school that children will so actively want to attend!