100 Words: The Genius Wars (Genius, #3)


After loving the previous books, I regret my excitement for this (final?) tale of teenage genius Cadel. With mysterious attacks on his new life, the clever kid seems only interested in whining or ignoring competent allies.

I wondered, at 50 pages left, on this promised Genius War! This was one rushed cameo after another, without development or tension.

The few pages of action at the end are courtesy the villain. (Give us a book of shorts about him!) Things are back to banal once he leaves. This story could serve better summed-up in the prologue of a more exciting tale.

Learn More: The Genius Wars (Genius, #3)
Author: Catherine Jinks
Publishing info: October 2009, by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; ISBN 1741758548
Age Range: Recommended for ages 12+, but your mileage may vary! Minimal swearing, action-movie violence, illegal activities, no alcohol or sexual situations.
Olivia’s Rating: 1.5 out of 5 smiley pumpkins

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