Now that the Axis Institute for World Domination has been blown up; the founder, Dr. Phineas Darkkon, has died; and Prosper English (who enrolled Cadel in the. Readers who loved Evil Genius will find this sequel as gripping, devilish and wonderfully dark as its predecessor. What made that first book so. Will Genius Squad be the answer to all Cadel’s prayers? Catherine Jinks was born in Brisbane in and grew up in Sydney and Papua New Guinea.

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Quotes from Genius Squad. The various quirks of genius get a chance to shine here as Cadel is catherie by people as skilled as he is in their own respective fields. That doesn’t mean he’s above doing wrong, it just means that he thinks first. Other books in the series. He doesn’t know where he was born.


She grew up in Papua New Guinea, where her father worked as a patrol officer. It was really good! He’s under police protection as well.

I really liked it. He learns to catherne compassionate because of her and to think of others. And he’s under constant threat from Prosper English – the criminal mastermind he helped to put in gaol. Jul 21, Shanshad Whelan rated it it was ok Shelves: For gods sakes, don’t give him a home and a stable life until the very end!

Because if they do, all Cadel ha I always wished that I could be as smart a Cadel. The gsnius that governed her life were crueller than anything he’d ever have to endure. But not have the same life. There is no hint of ANY of that in this book.


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Imagine not knowing your parents, and evil people claiming you to be their son. His life is made even worse due to his foster brother “Mace” real name: He’s miserable as he tries to bide his time until the slow-moving authorities can find out who he is and where he belongs. Cadel can’t tell if it’s a scam; he knows something’s fishy. With all these worries it is no wonder that when contacted to become part of the Genius Squad in order to bring down a fraudulent organisation called GENOME he accepts the offer of living in Clearview House with Sonja.

I just wish his character arc didn’t turn out quite so convenient. Cadel’s emotional growth is making him a much more likable lead, and I loved one of the new characters: The events unfolded in the book had many twists and turns that made me breathless in anticipation for what would happen next.

But he cares for Cadel, takes his job seriously, and isn’t as stupid as some people take him to be.

Genius Squad – Catherine Jinks – – Allen & Unwin – Australia

At the end of Evil Cayherine, Cadel Piggott finds out that his parents are not his parents, and his real father is probably the psychotic behind the The Axis Institute–Prosper English. Das etwas kitschige Ende ist sicher nicht jedermanns Geschmack, meiner allerdings schon.

May 09, Liz Vennum rated it it was amazing. It catherune as he is waiting that the Genius Squad approaches him. Oh my effing god.

I feel like it has a great depth of emotional realism. Open Preview See a Problem? I love how Gazo matures into a great guy. And he can’t really go about doing his normal genius-y things.

It’s hard to like the adults who ignore, manipulate, or bully him, and it’s hard to like many of the kids around him. My problems with Evil Genius was in the narrator and also the pacing but it’s not necessary to go there. My brother made the point that the other kids seem only to be gifted in their respective specialised fields jjinks Cadel is more of a ‘street smart’ genius. However, book two mostly just exacerbates all the issues I had.


Settings Tips on technique 3: I was hoping the sequel would improve upon the first book, but instead it seemed to exacerbate the problems and catherie nothing more fun to counter them.

The meat of the story, though, revolves around the Genius Squad. Cadel is afraid, but also knows how to cope with the cops. But he also doesn’t see himself getting a better choice. This is the second book of a series. Those adults didn’t want me to tear my hair out, but they did make me a little hesitant to like them.

Dec 03, Ursula rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 29, Bonnie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I saw the ending from a ways away and, while I’m catnerine for Cadel, I was wishing it would be something more unique. So, what’s the catch? The whole novel left a bitter taste in my mouth. Temporarily unavailable from this website, please try another retailer.

There were a few terms I was unsure of, but the words don’t really take away much from the story.