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Warrior Genius

(Geniuses #2)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  162 ratings  ·  20 reviews

In Warrior Genius, author Michael Dante DiMartino delivers rich settings, memorable characters, and edge-of-your-seat action, just as he did in his hit animated show Avatar: The Last Airbender. Fans will be thrilled with this new adventure!

It has been years since Geniuses—creatures that channel their owners' creative energy—were banished from Zizzola. But a new generat

Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published January 2nd 2018 by Roaring Brook Press
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Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Talk about adventure. This author makes this happen in this book. The plot is excellent, the characters are fantastic, the detail, the plot twists, the story line, the events are all incredible and i loved reading it very much. We get more inside knowledge of the lands, more secrets are revealed, and a lot more action in this book. A great addition to this series in this second book. A must read for any and all book lovers everywhere.
Michael Schwartz
Aug 29, 2019 rated it liked it
I had read the first book during a road trip a couple of years ago, so after all this time I was excited to dive into the next book in the Rebel Genius series. While the story wasn’t quite what I expected, it was still an interesting second addition.

After escaping emperor Nerezza, Giacomo and his friends flee to a friend of their teacher Pietro to regroup and figure out their next plan of action. Shortly after avoiding danger again, Giacomo uses one of the three artifacts and sends them to the
Aug 22, 2018 rated it did not like it
Giacomo and his friends are on the run from Supreme Creator Nezzera. They have the Creator's Compass, but they still need to find the Straightedge and Pencil. But when they locate the Straightedge in a neighboring country, they have an additional problem---all of the horse-shaped Geniuses are dying from some mysterious ailment, and Giacomo may be the only one who can stop it.

I didn't like this book. I tried. On a technical level, it isn't bad. The plot has good pacing, the characters grow a bit,
Since I did not read the first installment of the Geniuses series, I entered the story line midway through. However, I was able to follow along pretty well. In this ancient Italian fantastic world, certain people are bestowed with magical artistic gifts attached to a Genius, an animal that channels those powers through a gem in its forehead. If the Genius dies, the human becomes a Lost Soul. Evil Supreme Creator, Nerezza, and her Genius, Victoria, rule the kingdom with terror & violence. Nerezza ...more
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Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I was nervous that I wouldn't like this book as much as the first one but I think I did! Still lots of surprises, lots of heartbreak, and lots of drama. I like the info we slowly learn about each characters background. Giacomo's character development as well as Zanobius's is really well done. Having recently gotten on a mindfulness/yoga kick I loved the meditation aspect of Giacomo's training. I love how useful all of Giacomo's friends are made out to be, especially Aaminah - who seems really sp ...more
Ian yarington
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I won this book in giveaways and it was a total score. I'm a huge fan of DiMartino's work on TV, Avatar is probably one of the best cartoons ever and Dragon Prince is a close second. So with that said I'm already partial to the creator. I enjoyed the book and the characters but if I had one negative thing to say it would be that I wish I read the first book before the second, but that's totally unfair to put on the author so I gave it 5 stars because I felt the character and worldbuilder was top ...more
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First I would like to state that I received this book through the Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity and honor in being able to read this book. When I received this book I began reading it at once. I really enjoy the authors writing style, the author pulls you into the book from the very beginning and makes it so you don't want to put the book down. It kept me on the edge of my seat reading from cover to cover. Thi ...more
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Warrior Genius is a fantasy book by Michael Dante DiMartino. It's full of unique characters and fantasy creatures and as Giacomo and his friends fight against a wicked ruler they must travel to new and unfriendly places. DiMartino didn't give me any strong feelings. When deaths occur or during a particularly dramatic scene I didn't sit at the edge of my seat. All around though DiMartino creates a creative and adventurous book full of magic and fun.
Fin Hudson
Feb 13, 2019 rated it liked it
This book starts off seconds after the first book's ending. The main protagonist, Giacomo, who has acquired the Compass (one of three sacred tools) is now planning on beginning his journey to find the Straightedge. With the newfound power of the Compass' ability to create portals to anywhere you've been, Giacomo and his team set out to finding the Straightedge in new lands. I thought this book was good, but a bit boring and rushed at times. It made some of the most interesting characters in the ...more
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Feb 20, 2018 rated it liked it
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Apr 09, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I took a longer time reading this book, but it was really easy to jump back in. Although, I was near the beginning whenever I tried to jump back in. I'm not sure why, but when I think of this book, I think "easy-going" and "good-natured."
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Ms. Yingling
Dec 13, 2017 rated it liked it
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Loved that it was an Italian based fantasty instead of standard Celtic/Medieval. Suspected it was second book in series even though I didn't check. Decent enough, but I just don't need that many fantasy books in my library.
Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book as much as the first! The series is intensely creative. The plot of the book was perfectly paced so that I couldn't put it down. Loved that this book explored more of the lore of the world!
King Sroe
May 15, 2018 rated it liked it
I really have been enjoying this series.
D.A. Rice
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was good. It had a but note action in it then the first and.... quite the cliffhanger..... rude. can't wait for book 3. :)
Mercy Diaz
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A very good book, if you are an artist, a person who enjoys lots of action, then this is the book for you.
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Amazing book, and I love that the author took inspiration from Italy for the first book, and then from Asia for the second one, I can't wait for the next book.
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’ve been fortunate enough to go through my adolescence, watching “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” When I heard that co-creator Mike DiMartino was writing a trilogy of novels, I got very excited, for I could not wait to see what other stories come about from his mind.

“Rebel Genius” made for a solid introduction into this world, where artists and sacred geometry are as effective in combat as a sword. But “Warrior Genius” took things to a whole new level. The dangers Giacomo and his friends are facin
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Michael Dante DiMartino is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. His directing credits include the animated series King of the Hill, Family Guy, and Mission Hill. He is a co-creator of the award-winning animated Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender and its sequel, The Legend of Korra. DiMartino lives in Los Angeles with his wife. The Rebel Geniuses series is his debut prose wor ...more

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