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Genius Squad book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Now that the Axis Institute for World Domination has been blown up; t. Genius Squad 2 Catherine Jinks PDF ePub Mobi - Download Genius Squad 2 Catherine Jinks (PDF, ePub, Mobi)Books Genius Squad 2 Catherine Jinks (PDF, . And he's under constant threat from Prosper English – the criminal mastermind he helped to put in gaol. Will Genius Squad be the answer to all Cadel's prayers?.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Genius Squad by Catherine Jinks. Genius Squad Genius 2 by Catherine Jinks. Phineas Darkkon, has died; and Prosper English who enrolled Cadel in the first place is in jail for myriad offenses, Cadel Piggott has round-the-clock surveillance so he'll be safe until he testifies against Prosper English. But nobody seems to want Cadel.
Not Fiona, his social worker; not Saul Greeniaus, the detective assigned to protect him. When he is approached by the head of Genius Squad--a group formed to investigate GenoME, one of Darkkon's pet projects--Cadel is dubious Genius Squad can offer him a real home and all the technology his heart desires.
But why can't he bring himself to tell Saul what the group is really up to? Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Genius Squad , please sign up.
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Sort order. Jun 07, Colin rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Oh my effing god. How i loathe this book!
I'm about two-thirds of the way through, and every time i think i can't get more annoyed, Jinks proves me wrong. The problem is the character of Sonja, who is a 16 year-old girl with cerebral palsy.
How exhausted she is! How helpless!
How tragic! How hard it is for her to communicate! Unl Oh my effing god. 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. From what I hear, I haven't even hit the worst of it yet.
I'm mentally composing my tell-off letter as I read. Get ready, Jinksy. Now that I've finished this horrible thing, I thought I'd share a few moments of my "favorite" ableist schlock: His gaze fell on Sonja's wasted physique.
And for perhaps the fiftieth time, he reminded himself that compared to his best friend, he was as free as a mountain eagle. Free and proud, soaring and beautiful!
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Cadel reminded himself once again that Sonja's predicament was far worse than his. The restrictions that governed her life were crueller than anything he'd ever have to endure. And, unlike Cadel, she could draw no comfort from the prospect of release, because her incarceration was permanent.
In the first book, Sonja was a whip-smart, pro-active girl with wit, personality and spunk. Where did she go? There is no hint of ANY of that in this book.
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.
View all 4 comments. Nov 12, Rooh rated it liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book was just as great as the first book "Evil Genius" but in a different way. This time it is not so much about Cadel and his genius strategies as it is about Cadel trying to overcome his dark side and unintentionally walking right into a trap.
Last time I found it fascinating to read about this amoral character - because that is what he was: This book begins a couple of months after the last. Cadel is now in foster care with Prosper English safely behind bars. But nothing is well for Cadel - Propser English refuses to admit Cadel is his son, the police are unable to find anyone other than Cadel as a key witness to testify against that villain, Cadel himself is living in the most abominable conditions possible - in a foster home with a thug kid called Mace who enjoys bullying Cadel and with very little computer time and on top of that no country or university is ready to accept Cadel.
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. Everyone else believes it to be accommodation for hard done by kids while in reality it is a cover for bringing together genius kids to take down an organisation. One of my nitpicks would be that the other genius kids didn't seem all that genius to me.
Or perhaps we are meant to marvel at how smart Cadel really is in relation to these other kids. 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. He can take all the various possibilities into account and has a very cynical outlook on everything which makes it hard to fool him.
I guess the Axis Institute was good for something after all! Seeing Gazo and Alias again was fun and Com Dot's sister was a good addition to the cast.
I loved the two new characters, Saul and Fiona, that were introduced in this book even if they made the ending utterly predictable. The moment we had that scene between Saul, Fiona and Cadel I looked up and told my brother - they are going to get married and adopt him huh? Never one to spoil the suspense by brother kept quiet but heh I was right. And I don't care how trite the ending was I still consider it satisfying. 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 that he appreciated how she was so dedicated to ensuring Cadel's well being.
I liked how he knew that he should not hide any facts from Cadel just because he is a kid - he was open and honest with him something I can't say for Cadel but then again he is a kid, genius or not and that scene in the park when he informs Cadel of the assassination plot against Prosper English is one of my favourite scenes.
Another one is the reunion scene when Saul finally finds Cadel locked inside somewhere that Propser had hidden him. And also that scene where Cadel talks about how Prosper should let him go because he wasn't a kid any more and how his speech "fooled the wrong person" because Saul begins asking Cadel for his opinion and Cadel breaks down in front of him and says that he just said all that to get Prosper off his back. Oh there are just so many memorable scenes!
I agree with my brother that Part 4 - when Prosper English breaks out of gaol and kidnaps Cadel, is the most exciting part of the book. Not only because of the chase but because you come to appreciate just where Cadel has learnt his genius ways from. Prosper is every bit as cunning and conniving and it is a marvel to see how he had planned everything all along! 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.
Overall a good follow up and I can not wait for Genius Wars May 22, Jennifer Wardrip rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. It is as he is waiting that the Genius Squad approaches him.
Devoted to bringing down one of Dr. But Cadel is naturally suspicious and paranoid. Can he really trust the Genius Squad, or is his hesitance to trust them warranted? This book has even more action and quick thinking than the first! Each page builds up suspense that culminates into a surprise scenario that will leave you scrambling to catch up.
Though it contains more computer and hacking references than its prequel, that doesn't deduct from its appeal. View 1 comment. Jun 04, Tamora Pierce rated it really liked it Shelves: A great boy book, this is also--for all its evil-genius-trying-to-capture-his-maybe-computer-genius-son--an excellent picture of foster care and its problems, including the lack of resources available for any type of kid, be they gifted super computer genius, lifetime criminal, emotionally disturbed kids, and those with severe birth defects.
The hero is bullied by the police to give up all he knows about his father, and he's willing to do that, but he's also terrified that his father will escape A great boy book, this is also--for all its evil-genius-trying-to-capture-his-maybe-computer-genius-son--an excellent picture of foster care and its problems, including the lack of resources available for any type of kid, be they gifted super computer genius, lifetime criminal, emotionally disturbed kids, and those with severe birth defects.
The hero is bullied by the police to give up all he knows about his father, and he's willing to do that, but he's also terrified that his father will escape and come after him. He would also like to be certain Prosper is his father. 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. His friend Sonya, who has cerebral palsy, sometimes seems like just a prop to show he's a caring person.
It's still a ripping read, though. This is the second book of a series. I haven't read the first, but obviously I didn't need to in order to follow this ripping yarn.
Aug 12, Trin rated it it was ok Shelves: An ex-Mountie tries to protect an angelic-looking teenage genius from the criminal masterminds who raised him. Sadly, not so much. However, book two mostly just exacerbates all the issues I had.
Sq An ex-Mountie tries to protect an angelic-looking teenage genius from the criminal masterminds who raised him. Though he does get to use his go-to disguise of dressing up as a girl a few more times. I will now let the image of teenage David Hewlett in drag entertain me, as this book failed to do. Jul 21, Shanshad Whelan rated it it was ok Shelves: The first book had a number of flaws, but was intriguing enough to pull me through and make me curious about the sequel.
I got through this book basically wondering why I'd read it. The focal point seems more on Cadel's clumsy attempts at relationships than anything "genius" like. While I'm not one for endless technobabble, having a book about a "genius squad" that never lives up to the name is disappointing. Not enough description of gadgets and the kind of intelligence and ingenuity that would The first book had a number of flaws, but was intriguing enough to pull me through and make me curious about the sequel.
Not enough description of gadgets and the kind of intelligence and ingenuity that would make me respect the group. And the ending was just. And I don't like books ending in syrup. Nov 02, Kim rated it liked it. Nowhere near as good as the first one. All the solutions seemed more trite, all the characters more annoying.
I was hoping the sequel would improve upon the first book, but instead it seemed to exacerbate the problems and offer nothing more fun to counter them. Jun 14, Becky rated it really liked it. Jinks, Catherine. Genius Squad. Genius Squad is the sequel to Evil Genius. So if I didn't love and if I'm honest, really almost hated why would I pick up the sequel?
Am I just into torturing myself? But it's a good thing. A really good thing in this case. My problems with Evil Genius was in the narrator and also the pacing but it's not necessary to go there. Our hero, Cadel Piggott, was so far removed Jinks, Catherine. 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.
Even just a little bit. But Cadel's a whole new man now. Well, sort've. He's fifteen. He's matured in many ways. If by maturing you mean becoming human, becoming likable, becoming vulnerable, becoming a person who thinks about his choices being right or wrong.
That doesn't mean he's above doing wrong, it just means that he thinks first. He may lie. He may keep secrets. He may want to do small acts of revenge.
But he now thinks about whether the ends justify the means. But more importantly, Cadel is now beginning to think about other people besides himself--at least part of the time.
So, I liked this one. I really liked it. Cadel, as I mentioned, is fifteen now.
And we first meet him living in a foster home. He's in a home with two other children. I believe they're both foster care kids too. And life isn't easy for this ex-genius. At the beginning, he's living a mostly restricted life. He does get some computer time, a few hours each day, but it's not his computer.
It's not super-advanced. And he can't really go about doing his normal genius-y things. He's under police protection as well.
He's the sole witness for the prosecution. He has to stay alive so he can testify against Prosper English. Surviving may be more difficult than he at first thought. So, the book is called Genius Squad. As you might have guessed, Cadel and his best friend Sonja get an offer they can't refuse.
A chance to prove their genius for the "good" guys. Off the record of course. No, he isn't working for the police. And no, there isn't proof that these so-called good-guys are actually good.
In fact, these good guys are doing some illegal things. But Cadel thinks the ends will justify the means. I won't go into all the specifics, but this genius squad does add some suspense and mystery to the plot. Genius Squad is an exciting page turner. I definitely recommend it. Apr 07, Eliose rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Teens, people into mysteries. Spoilers are a pain. Read at your own risk. It continues on from the end of Evil Genius. New characters are introduced and old characters are expanded and fleshed out.
I love the dynamic between Sonja and Cadel. He learns to become compassionate because of her and to think of others. Cadel becomes more human in this book as he makes friends with the people he has to work with to take down Proctor. The teenagers act almost exactly how some teens would act-only caring about money and having fun, ev Spoilers are a pain.
The teenagers act almost exactly how some teens would act-only caring about money and having fun, even though they're doing something that would help thousands of others. 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.
Other adults are much more helpful and considerate to the teens, but they're the ones to look out for. Those adults didn't want me to tear my hair out, but they did make me a little hesitant to like them.
Even the nicest of characters can show their true colors. The events unfolded in the book had many twists and turns that made me breathless in anticipation for what would happen next. The pace of the events seem a little slow, but the information that the reader is giving makes up for it. The scenes in the book all have hints to different possibilities to what would happen next. Some were obvious clues, while others told me a while for it to click, making me smack my head because of the obviousness.
The writing style was easy to follow. Some concepts, for example the technology and other related topics, were hard to understand. There were a few terms I was unsure of, but the words don't really take away much from the story. I'm not much of a technological geek, but I grasped most of it.
The technology gave a lot of depth to how Proctor was trying to get to Cadel and how Cadel was trying to work out what was going on. All in all, I really loved the book. The paced was at a nice speed for me to understand what was going on and the scenes were great.
The characters were lovable and I couldn't wait for the next book. May 20, Armchair rated it liked it Shelves: Cadel Piggott is a pretty fascinating protagonist: He developed a conscience over the course of Evil Genius, and he spends most of Genius Squad struggling with it: Both novels have a diverse and interesting cast of characters.
This is not so in Genius Squad , every mention of this character is defined by disability to the point that the character becomes almost dead weight Cadel uses some of the drawbacks of the disability to his advantage. Quite sad. No dice. There was a caper, of sorts, but it was dry as they come. Genius Squad was really a bit of false advertising: Jul 07, Molly rated it it was ok.
The first book was so amazing! I thought it would be a sure thing the second book would compare, but unfortunately no. The book lags in almost everything! And while I loved Sonja in the first book, it seems that in the second she was a hindrance to the plot moving on.
Don't even get me started on how ridiculous the premise was. Keep Cadel the feelings-challenged outcast! For gods sakes, don't give him a home and a stable life until the very end! That stuff is meant for a conclusion, not a lead-i The first book was so amazing! The whole novel left a bitter taste in my mouth. You can't just keep recycling the same person you used the first time! I didn't even bother to pick up Genius Wars. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
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. Refresh and try again. Or in this case, a group of kids. Jun 07, Colin rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Like read a book within a week or two. The book lags in almost everything!
Feb 13, Max added it. Jul 07, Molly rated it it was ok. Darkkon, Prosper English and the Axis Institute.
Ich liebe die Charaktere, die Spannung ist squa auf meinem Level und die Emotionen wirken auf mich echt und die Handlung riss mich mit. The pace of the events seem a little slow, but the information that the reader is giving makes up for it. Nov 07, Jack Toljanic rated it really liked it. May 22, Jennifer Wardrip rated it really liked it Shelves: Er ist fast nur mit Erwachsenen aufgewachsen und hat nie gelernt sich mit andern Kindern und Jugendlichen auseinander zu setzte bzw.
Feb 02, Omkar K. I love how Gazo matures into a great guy.Oh there are just so many memorable scenes! My lawyer knows. Especially because it's kind of shoved in at the end in the last 10 pages. But not at my expense. So he grudgingly surrendered his seat, stomped back into his bedroom and slammed the door. What can happen?
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