Genius Squad (Genius #2)
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 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; n...more
However, this sequel felt like it was forcing me to read it. I was annoyed with some of the characters throughout the story, characters that I loved so much in the first book but seem to hinder a progressive plot in this second book.
Sadly, that's why I didn't finish reading it so it's under my dropped shelf.
Cadel, the scrawny, nerdy boy from EVIL GENIUS, is back in GENIUS SQUAD, a bit more grown up, a lot more responsible, and trapped in a foster home with a bully and without a computer.
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. Darkkon's operations, GenoME, the Genius S ...more
Genius Squad is the sequel to Evil Genius. A book that *almost* everyone (excluding me) loved when it released last year. 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? Maybe. 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 ...more
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 ...more
Prosper English ist mittlerweile zwar in Haft, aber Cadels Leben ist alles andere als ideal. Er lebt jetzt in einer Pflegefamilie in der er sich nicht wohl fühlt und von einem seiner Mitbewohner drangsaliert wird. Keine Uni will ihn nehmen, da seine Identität und Staatsangehörigkeit nicht geklärt ist. Sprich, er langweilt sich zu Tode. Außerdem wird er auf Schritt und Tritt bewacht, da immer noch Gefahr für ihn droht, da alle wissen wie mächtig und gewieft Prosper Englis ...more
At the end of Evil Genius, Cadel Piggott finds out that his parents are not his parents, and his real father is probably t ...more
This book finds Cadel is basically in limbo since the events of the last book. Villain Prosper English is in jail but refuses to acknowledge Cadel as his son. Cadel is in foster care with limited computer time (which is like prison to him). He has police protection because he is a threat to Prospe ...more
Cadel has been recruited for a squad of geniuses that ar ...more
Unlike the first book, I really felt Cadel grew and developed as a person. They also treated their special needs characters MUCH better in this book. I really felt like Sonja was developed nicely in this book. While I know very little about cerebral palsy, I felt as though the prioritization of her needs (view spoiler)[as well as the very awful views of the villains at the end of the book constantly neglecting her (hide spoiler)] was very well handle ...more
Muy bien, ya que me saqué eso del pecho, continuo: ¡Me encantó! Debo aceptar que Jinks tiene una man ...more
Moving along at a fast pace, Jinks puts the protagonist in a smart and cleaver story which manages to ...more