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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There’s a lot of technical stuff in these books, and it can be difficult to follow these cyber attacks, people manipulations, and spying. Jink obviously aimed the series at an audience a bit younger than myself, but that doesn’t detract from the enjoyment one bit.

Tja und dann Saul. He only had so many options, given his situation, but when he was stuck in an adult-enforced situation, he just tended to mope or whine instead of getting himself out of the situation.

Jinks is a good author, but she doesn’t baby the reader by repeating information, and if you read them out of order, you’ll probably get lost. Because if they do, all Cadel ha I always wished that Xatherine could be as smart a Cadel. But just when life is at its lowest, both he and Sonja are offered a place on Genius Squad, an elite group of hackers with a mission to bring down GenoME, the genetics company founded by Phineas Darkkon.

Catherone, he isn’t working for the police. It really seemed made up, and badly. She merely serves as a guilt-fount for our narrator and contributes none of her previous insights to the problems he faces except for occasional moralistic one-liners. Open Preview See a Problem? Cadel is taken to the house of Judith, one of the other members of Genius squad. Cadel is afraid, but also knows how to cope with the cops. Children and Young Adult Literature portal. I’m not much of a technological geek, but I grasped most of it.


Cadels einzige Freundin Sonja kann er zwar ab und cahterine sehen, aber auch nicht oft.

GENIUS SQUAD by Catherine Jinks | Kirkus Reviews

I plan to read the third piece of the trilogy. Dec 03, Ursula rated it it was amazing Shelves: Plot Tips on technique 6: My brother made the point that the other kids seem only to be gifted in their respective specialised fields while Cadel catherin more of a ‘street smart’ genius.

Gott, er ist ja so toll. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. Like read a book within a week or two. You can’t just keep recycling the same person you used the first time!

From what I hear, I haven’t even hit the worst of it yet.

At the beginning, he’s living a mostly restricted life. This book was just as great as the first book “Evil Genius” but in a different way.


The adults can be condescending and almost rude, which I believe would be most likely the reaction adults would have, if confront with childeren who think they know better or who do know better than they do.

This book finds Cadel is basically in limbo since the events of the last book. Trotzdem tat dies meinem Lesegenuss keinen Abbruch. Genius Squad is an exciting page turner. Other books in the series. The meat of the story, though, revolves around the Genius Squad. Jul 07, Molly rated it it was ok. Imagine Harry Potter brought up by Lord Voldemort, and you have some idea.

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

Where did she go? Especially because it’s kind of shoved squd at the end in the last 10 pages. His reasoning for this, is that he believes that Genius Squad might just be their best chance of finding Prosper and bringing him down once and for all.


While Cadel thought he had taken charge of his life it was actually Propser pulling strings and seeing his wonderfully laid out plan come to fruition.

I was hoping for more Sonia I’m still not sure she isn’t Cadel’s half sister and think the resolution about Cadel’s background seems a bit forced I’m wondering where Jinks is going with this- and yes, I’ll probably try to find out Overall a good follow up and I can not wait for Genius Wars Despite Cadel’s initial suspicions they may be working for Prosper, Cadel and Sonja eventually agree to join Genius Squad.

The first book had a number of flaws, but was intriguing enough to pull me through and make me curious about cwtherine sequel.

Or perhaps we are meant to marvel at how smart Cadel really is in relation to these other kids. A really good thing in this case. Sonja has cerebral palsy so she is confined to a wheelchair. Some were obvious clues, while others told me a while for it to click, making me smack my head because of the obviousness. Catherine was born in Brisbane, Queensland, in Don’t even get me started on how ridiculous the premise was.

Quite a gap between reading this cathsrine and the first book, so there’s a decent chunk of stuff I don’t remember. He doesn’t know where he was born. And, unlike Cadel, she could draw minks comfort from the prospect of release, because her incarceration was permanent. Cadel can’t tell if it’s a scam; he Cadel has been in limbo since the destruction of the Axis Institute.

Can he really trust the Genius Squad, or is his hesitance to trust them warranted? But he also doesn’t see himself getting a better choice.