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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Articles needing additional references from June All articles needing additional references Pages to import images jin,s Wikidata. But once he gets a chance, all that intelligence starts to shine through once again.

He doesn’t know who his father is. Nov 12, Rooh rated it liked it Shelves: Either way, it wasn’t exactly endearing when most of Cadel’s screen time is spent trying to analyze things and use his mathematical catheribe to solve odds and logic, etc. In fact, these good guys are doing some illegal things. He may keep secrets.

It’s like going from reading a Mark Twain book easy read to Leo Tolstoy not as easy. Catherine has been writing books since she was eight years old. But Cadel thinks the ends will justify the means. Tja und dann Saul.

Genius Squad (Genius, #2) by Catherine Jinks

Point of view Tips on technique 4: Never one to yenius the suspense by brother kept quiet but heh I was right. He has to stay alive so he can testify against Prosper English. Now, Cadel remains trapped in limbo–no one knows for certain who his parents were, which means he’s not really a citizen of anywhere, so he’s stuck in foster care while things are being sorted out.

But the police cant find out. Nov 07, Jack Toljanic rated it really liked it. Jun 04, Tamora Suad rated it really liked it Shelves: Genius Squad is the sequel to Evil Genius.


But he cares for Cadel, takes his job seriously, and isn’t as stupid as some people take him to be. I was hoping the sequel would improve upon catheine first book, but instead it seemed to exacerbate the problems genous offer nothing more fun to counter them.

The story wrapped up pretty cleanly with Cadel moving in with Saul and Fiona and usually I have a problem with that kind of sickly sweet Kodak moment, but in this case I thought it was completely appropriate. Sadly, not so much. I always wished that I could be as smart a Cadel.

I liked how he became so attached to Cadel and always felt frustrated at Fiona for doubting his motivations but then secretly admitting to Cadel catberine he appreciated how she was so dedicated to ensuring Henius well being. 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.

Catherine Jinks describes the nuances of hacking without getting bogged down in overly technical details, and displays a very good grasp on the field. Cadel is taken to the house of Judith, one of the other members of Genius squad.

Genius Squad

My brother made the point that the other kids seem only to be gifted in their respective specialised fields while Cadel is more of a ‘street smart’ genius. Retrieved from ” https: I don’t remember Prosper as a character at all from the first book, but I loved him in this one.

This is the second book of a series. Etwas kitschig aber das mag ich ja. The first book had a number of flaws, but was intriguing enough to pull me through and make me curious about the sequel. There was a caper, of sorts, but it was dry as they come. The parts of Cadel the main character I wasn’t fond of in the first book change as he grows up and becomes more of a human and less of a little robot kid.


Want to Read saving…. It was really good! Cadel Piggott’s been having a hard time since he chose to be good rather than evil. I loved, loved, loved them both. It’s just a general trend of the massive amount of events that occur in these A solid middle book in worthwhile trilogy.

And no, there isn’t proof that these so-called good-guys are actually good. Despite Cadel’s initial suspicions they may be working for Prosper, Cadel and Sonja eventually agree to join Genius Squad.

You can’t just keep recycling the same person you used the first time! Cadel reminded himself once again that Sonja’s predicament was far worse than his.


Cadel is afraid, but also knows how to cope with the cops. Last time I found it fascinating to read about this amoral character – because that is what he was: Greeniaus was also a good character, though I admit I thought he was undercover for the bad guys at first with a name like that.

Temporarily unavailable from this website, please try another retailer. This book has even more action and quick thinking than the first!

The characters are really interesting and the plot was so good as well. She merely serves as a guilt-fount for our narrator and contributes none of her previous insights to catherlne problems he faces except for occasional moralistic one-liners.

Unlike in the first book, which actually portrayed Sonja as a somewhat complex character, in this book she is, as bruin trouble brilliantly pointed out, “the sum of her spastic limbs.