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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I loved the two cathefine characters, Saul and Fiona, that were introduced in this book even if they made the ending utterly predictable.

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This review has been hidden because catherins contains spoilers. Jun 07, Colin rated it did not like it Recommends it for: His personality gains nuance and likeability. He’s under police protection as well. There were a few terms I was unsure of, but the words don’t really take away much from the story.

Genius Squad Catherine Jinks. At the end of Evil Genius, Cadel Piggott finds out that his parents are not his parents, and his real father is probably t books, which is 2. There was an extremely different attitude in the second installment of the trilogy. Sadly, not so much. Without parents, without clear legal status, without even a computer, he’s stuck in the foster care system. Thomas is constantly bullying him. However, I enjoyed it, mostly because I can’t help but root for Cadel, who’s trying to be a good person, despite literally being raised to be an evil genius.

But Cadel is naturally suspicious and paranoid.

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I saw the ending from a ways away and, while I’m happy for Cadel, I was wishing it would be something more unique. And humor abounds, whether it’s Lexi’s wild stunts or Cadel’s penchant for cross-dressing whenever he needs a disguise. Cadel agrees to being adopted by Saul and Fiona, who happened to be getting married.


The first book was so amazing! This book was really good, but the main part where someone gets kidnapped, only lasts for about a couple chapters until a detective comes and saves him. It’s just a general trend of the massive amount of events that occur in these books. Quotes from Genius Squad. Surviving may be more difficult than he at cafherine thought.

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

Last time I found it fascinating to read about this amoral character – because that is what he was: This book deserves a wider audience than this cover will attract. How hard it is for her to communicate! However, Clearview House becomes like a safe haven for Cadel.

For anyone interested in reading these books I have two recommendations: He’s still insanely smart, and surrounded by adults who either don’t believe him or won’t trust him.

But more importantly, Cadel is now beginning to think about other people besides himself–at least part of the time. Dec 03, Ursula rated it it was amazing Shelves: I did love I though because of the way the transition between the first book and its attitude to the second book and its attitude was written.

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. Imagine been in constant surveillance, because any moment someone might try to kill you. He has genkus protection because he is a threat to Prospe This is by far my favorite book in the series.

Because if they do, all Cadel ha I always wished that I could be as smart a Cadel. While Saul and Fiona initially object, they relent after a gsnius heated confrontation with “Mace”. Free and proud, soaring and beautiful! I never give up on series, but I really can’t be bothered to read the last one in this trilogy.


Not only because of the chase but because you come to appreciate just where Cadel has learnt his genius ways from. Either way, it wasn’t exactly endearing when most of Cadel’s screen time is spent jnks to analyze things and use his mathematical skills to solve odds and logic, etc. I don’t have much to say about this book other than it has a good pace. Because if they do, all Cadel has ever gotten at his new life, will be taken alway from him.

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.

GENIUS SQUAD by Catherine Jinks | Kirkus Reviews

They returned to Australia inand Catherine gave birth to her daughter Hannah in How i loathe this book! I always wished that I could be as smart a Cadel. 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 jin,s human and less of a little robot kid.

Cadel arrives at the youth home, where Saul and Fiona help him move his belongings. They learn that Genius squad is disguised as a youth home and they have other kids also working for the squad.

All in all, I really loved the book. The book gets a little boring at times, especially when Jinks spend a lot of paragraphs talking about hacking which is definitely not as entertaining as, but definitely more realistic gneius, hacking montages in movies or TV series.