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H.I.V.E.: Higher Institute of Villainous Education by Mark Walden: "Swept away to a hidden academy for training budding evil geniuses, Otto, a brilliant orphan, Wing, a sensitive warrior, Laura, a shy computer specialist, and Shelby, an infamous jewel thief, plot to beat the odds and escape the prison known as H.I.V.E." (Book Description)
If you like H.I.V.E.: Higher Institute of Villainous Education, you may also like these titles:
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.
Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. With two trusty sidekicks in tow, he hatches a cunning plot to divest the fairyfolk of their pot of gold. Of course, he isn't foolish enough to believe in all that "gold at the end of the rainbow" nonsense. Rather, he knows that the only way to separate the little people from their stash is to kidnap one of them and wait for the ransom to arrive. You will love this evil-doer! Read all of the books in this series!
The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester.
The perfect companion to H.I.V.E., except a little less evil. This is one of my favorites! When homeschooled farm girl Piper McCloud reveals her ability to fly, she is quickly taken to a secret government facility to be trained with other exceptional children, but she soon realizes that something is very wrong and begins working with brilliant and wealthy Conrad to escape.
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.
Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson learns he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea. His mother sends him to a summer camp for demigods where he and his new friends set out on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.
Raven's Gate by Anthony Horowitz.
Matt is being punished for a crime he saw, but did not commit. Instead of being locked up, he is sent to the middle of nowhere to live with a new foster mom, as part of a new government program called the "Leaf Project." But Matt's new home provides anything but peace and quiet. His new guardian is involved in very sinister things and the whole town
seems to be on her side.
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket.
If you secretly like to see the do-gooders not always get their way, jump into this series! After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.
Shakespeare’s Secret by Elise Broach.
Broach weaves an intriguing literary mystery full of historical insights and discoveries, as a young girl tries to uncover the connections between a missing diamond, a mysterious neighbor, and a link to Shakespeare.