Evil Genius

Evil Genius

Catherine Jinks

Synopsis of Evil Genius

Cadel Piggott has a genius IQ and a fascination with systems of all kinds. At seven, he was illegally hacking into computers. Now he's fourteen and studying for his World Domination degree, taking classes like embezzlement, misinformation, forgery, and infiltration at the institute founded by criminal mastermind Dr. Phineas Darkkon. Although Cadel may be advanced beyond his years, at heart he's a lonely kid. When he falls for the mysterious and brilliant Kay-Lee, he begins to question the moral implications of his studies for the first time. But is it too late to stop Dr. Darkkon from carrying out his evil plot? An engrossing thriller with darkness and humor, freaks and geeks, Evil Genius explores the fine line between good and evil in a strange world of manipulations and subterfuge where nothing is as it seems.

Reviews of Evil Genius


...this novel is very hard to put down. -- Daniel Eskridge, Galactium.com

...it has a noirish comic-Book feel and could be just the antidote to the Harry Potter frenzy about to break out in the middle of the year with the publication of J.K. Rowling's sixth Book. -- Frances Grant, The New Zealand Herald

...a lengthy but absorbing read, with twists and turns to keep the reader guessing right up until the end. -- Sally Murphy, AussieReviews.com

Catherine Jinks has a great writing style and I was hooked from the beginning. -- Constance Burris, BlogCritics

If your teen picks this one up, you can only hope she gets half through, lays the Book down, and forgets where she put it. -- Maryan Pelland, PopMatters

...one hopes that it is destined to become a classic of young adult literature. -- Douglas R. Cobb, curled up with a good kid's Book