Thursday, September 16, 2010
Genius Squad by Catherine Jinks
Title: Genius Squad by Catherine Jinks
How it was obtained: Bargain bin at Borders.
Time spent on the "to read" shelf: 1 year.
Days spent reading it: 3 days.
Why I read it: It is a part of the Evil Genius Series.
Brief review: Genius Squad is the follow up novel to Catherine Jinks' young adult novel Evil Genius. I was really looking forward to reading Genius Squad until I actually started reading it. For some reason the book seemed to be really slow to me. Not much happened in the first few hundred pages. I enjoy the character of Cadel, but was not really impressed by the plot of this particular installment. I wonder if Jinks could have trimmed the fat from this book and made it a more readable and enjoyable story in the process.
I know that there is a third installment in this series coming out, but I am not really convinced to pick it up. While the last half of Genius Squad picked up the pace, I just do not feel invested enough to continue the series. Overall Genius Squad falls flat for me.
Stars: 3.5 out of 5.
Final Word: Slow.