Teen Stuff: H.I.V.E by Mark Walden

Evil geniuses of the world, your secret is out. We know you weren't born corrupt destroyers of all things good like puppies and 70 degree days in March. And now we know where you were forged into your mold of malevolence: H. I. V. E. (Higher Institute of Villainous Education).

Otto, a 13 year old orphan genius with a photographic memory, is kidnapped by H.I.V.E. and taken to their secret headquarters inside a remote volcanic island. He is joined by other kidnapping victims who were abducted for their elite abilities and enrolled in classes like 'Villainy Studies' and 'Stealth and Evasion'. Discovering that they are trapped here, Otto and a few of his friends band together to try to escape from H.I.V.E., a feat no one has accomplished before.

Fans of the Alex Rider series will find the pace and adventure of Mark Walden's H.I.V.E. a gripping introduction to the finest minds of madness this world has ever known. Fans of I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President will simply enjoy the evil.