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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A fun follow-up to Evil Genius, where there is cleverness and fun and danger, and it all works out, sort of. Prosper is every bit as cunning and conniving and it is a marvel to see how he had planned everything all along!

To ask other readers questions about Genius Squadplease sign up. Genius Squad is an exciting page turner. Imagine been in constant surveillance, because any moment someone might try to kill you. Jan 24, Jackson rated it really liked it. His friend Sonya, who has cerebral palsy, sometimes seems like just a prop to show he’s a caring person.

And we first meet him sqjad in a foster home. I guess the Axis Institute was good for something after all! Oct 23, Imaan rated it really liked it.


I can only hope he maintains his good characterization; villains tend to fall flat during the final encounter in most books I’ve read; the more sadistic they are, the worse they turn out in the end. I won’t go into all the specifics, but this genius squad does add some suspense and mystery to the plot. During these questionings Cadel meets Saul Catherin, a detective who is now in charge of his case.

Temporarily unavailable from this website, please try another retailer. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Nowhere near as good as the first one.


Villain Prosper English is in jail but refuses to acknowledge Cadel as his son. Cadel is squzd to the house of Judith, one of the other members of Genius squad.

June Learn how and when to remove this template message. The whole novel left a bitter taste in my mouth.

This book seemed more dark in nature, a lot more of a serious book. He’s under police protection as well. The writing style was easy to follow.

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Sep 11, EmmaB rated it really liked it. They returned to Australia inand Catherine gave birth to her daughter Hannah in Cadels einzige Freundin Sonja kann er zwar ab und zu sehen, aber auch nicht oft. One of my nitpicks would be that the other genius kids didn’t seem all that genius to me. Photo by Paul du Moulin Cadel is afraid, but also knows how to cope with the cops.

Her work has been published in Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Catherine Jinks is the Australian author of more than thirty books for all ages. That stuff is meant for a conclusion, not a lead-i The first book was so amazing! Even just a little bit. Catherine has been writing books since she was eight years old.

I love the dynamic between Sonja and Cadel.

So, the book is called Genius Squad. The book had a good ending, but it left you in the dark about some things. He does get some computer time, a few hours each day, but it’s not his computer. Not only because of the chase but because you come to appreciate gnius where Cadel has learnt his genius ways from. All the solutions seemed more trite, all the characters more annoying. Jink obviously aimed the series at an audience a bit suad than myself, but that doesn’t detract from the enjoyment one bit.

Some concepts, for example the technology and other related topics, were hard to understand. In fact, these good guys are doing some illegal things. Surviving may be more difficult than he at first thought. Our hero, Cadel Piggott, was so far removed from the human race, so cold, so calculating, so mean-spirited, so outside-it-all, so without conscience that it made it hard for me to like him. Catherine Jinks is the Australian author of more than thirty books for all ages.


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Catherine writes whenever she gets a moment and could write for eight hours straight if she had the chance. What sells me on this book is henius Cadel’s relationship with Fiona his social worker and Saul Greenius a policeman who takes an interest in Cadel. 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. At this point, paternity tests show that Prosper English isn’t really Cadel’s father, even though he thought he was.

Not Fiona, his social worker; not Saul Greeniaus, the detective assigned to protect him. However, book two mostly just exacerbates all the issues I had. Bored out of his mind, Gfnius is approached by an opportunity that seems too good to be real: His destructive behavior puts Cadel as a constant target and he has limited access to the family computer.

Granted, he realized he’s been manipulated his whole Quite a gap between reading this one and the first book, so there’s a decent chunk of stuff I don’t remember.

I’m not much of a technological geek, but I grasped most of it.

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