Tunde: This fourteen-year-old self-taught engineering genius from Nigeria is in a race against time to save his village from a ruthless warlord.
Painted Wolf: This mysterious sixteen-year-old activist blogger and strategist from China is searching for a way to rescue her father from the corruption he’s inadvertently been caught up in.
Rex: This sixteen-year-old Mexican-American has proven himself to be one of the best programmers in the world, only to be falsely accused of stealing billions of government secrets for the terrorist hacking group Terminal.
Pursued by the police, the FBI, and most dangerous of all, Kiran Biswas, visionary CEO and evil mastermind, three teen geniuses have to move fast and stay low as they race to find a missing brother, stop a vicious warlord, and save the world in Genius: The Con by Leopoldo Gout. – Goodreads.com
Three diverse MCs with their different POVs return for the sequel to Genius: The Game. This continues to be an intelligent YA series, with higher stakes this time around for Rex, Tunde, and Painted Wolf, as their families are being threatened. With a quick pace, clever inventions, and fascinating technology, there’s much to keep you glued to the pages.
Personally, this one didn’t hook me quite as much as the first book. Although the families of the MCs were threatened, I didn’t get the same sense of urgency or intrigue I had with Genius: The Game, but judging by other reviews, I’m in the minority on this.
I’d recommend this series to those interested in science, technology, and engineering and readers who enjoy wicked smart main characters. This book is scheduled for publication August 1, 2017.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the digital ARC.