Genius: The Game
The Game: Get ready for Zero Hour as 200 geniuses from around the world go head to head in a competition hand-devised by India's youngest CEO and visionary.
Rex- One of the best programmers/hackers in the world, this 16-year-old Mexican-American is determined to f ...more
There are four major flaws I saw in the ARC copy I received that made me give this book a lower rating than I wanted.
1. There are a ton of visuals ...more
Fun quick read! The pacing was quite fast, which I enjoyed. It almost read in a style of a movie, where the next clue or next plot point is dropped and the audience is taken along for the ride. I loved reading the challenges they had to do. Not knowing what they were talking about, I soon grew weary but nonetheless I was still curious and en ...more
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I like the three points of view – three distinct voices. Three distinct personalities. The supporting characters added flavor as well. I have no idea how accurate the science is in the book, but it doesn’t even matter – I bought it.
Some of the controversial issues covered in this fast-paced, suspenseful, intelligent, action story are: surveillance technology, s ...more
So here’s the thing…I didn’t hate this book, but I didn’t love it either. The ending kind of sucked and just left the story hanging. I really hate cliffhangers, especially if there’s no second book being published/talked about. I liked the characters for the most part, but I felt like I didn't really get to know them that well, other than th ...more
This is one of those books that I loved, but have no idea how to review, simply because it was so uniquely enjoyable.
I loved all of the characters, particularly the three main characters. I thought that each character was well developed with distinct personalities.
Tunde's speech pattern was distinctive and it made reading the character's thoughts and comments interesting.
The concept of the novel was compelling; during the first h ...more
Genre: Young Adult
Reason For Reading: Cover!
At A Glance
Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?: No.
Cliff Hanger: YES
Rating: 4 stars
All out of ten
World Building: 7
Series Congruity: n/a
Best Part: Cool drawings in the margins.
Worst Part: That ending!
Thoughts Had: F*CK YOU ENDING. FOR REAL.
Continuing the Series: N-FREAKING-A
Rex – a 16 year old Mexican-American coder
Cai – a 16 year old Chinese blogger/activist
Tunde – a 14 year old Nigerian engineer who up-cycles garbage into technology for his Nigerian village
These teens are online friends who get the opportunity to meet IRL (in real life) for the first time when they’re invited to a competition hosted by the world’s top tech visionary, Kiran Biswas. Winners will receive spots on Kiran’s team doing cutting-edge tech development. Um…yes, I’ll read that arc ...more
I really enjoyed this book. Imagine three teens, living in three very different places around the world, who are best friends. They met online, because they're all geniuses in their respective fields- coding, spying, and engineering. While they've never met in real life, they act like family.
One day, they find out about THE GAME. It's an opportunity for teenagers to compete in a competition w
The plot was basica ...more
I also appreciate all the technology that is included in this book. The main characters like to build things whether it’s code or machines. Genius includes diagrams/pictures of what a character has made and includes shor ...more
I borrowed this from my local Little Library some time ago because 1) it looked interesting and 2) I can't just NOT borrow books with shiny covers. Too tempting. Haven't had the mental strength to give it a go til recently, and even though it wasn't my favorite, I'm glad I finally tried it. Not exactly my style, but hey, genius characters are always fun.
PT: books with additional media (photographs, diagrams, etc), black cover books, books I’ve been ignoring on my sh ...more
The genre of this book is adve ...more
Everything about this boom seemed well researched and the premise and everything about 'the game' was well put together. However, when reading through this book I couldn't help but feel stupid in comparison to the kids in this novel. But I guess that is a drawback with books whose main characters star geniuses.
Despite that, I found myself enjoying the book. But I'll admit that I found myself lost during the parts of explanation. I think my favorite point of view had to b ...more
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