Readers who loved Evil Genius will find this sequel as gripping, devilish and wonderfully dark as its predecessor. What made that first book so good was the author's delivery of a complex, layered protagonist in the young Cadel Piggot and the world of criminal masterminds in which he lives and learns, a world he eventually destroys. From these ashes rises another imaginative and just slightly less villainous cast of characters, the Genius Squad of the title, to tempt Cadel's vulnerable conscience.
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 14 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.
"I will listen to this book again and again..."
As a bogler's apprentice, 10-year-old Birdie has faced down plenty of monsters lurking in the chimneys, wells, and other dark places of Victorian London. She serves as bait, singing sweetly to lure the bogles out so her master, the well-seasoned Go-Devil Man Alfred Bunce, can kill them with his trusty spear. Enter the wealthy folklorist Miss Eames, who is determined to find more scientific ways of drawing out the monsters, and Birdie fears that her livelihood may be threatened by the well-meaning lady.
When Tobias Richard Vandevelde wakes up in a hospital with no memory of the night before, his horrified mother tells him that he was found unconscious.... At Featherdale Wildlife Park. In a dingo pen. He assumes that his two best friends are somehow responsible, until the mysterious Reuben turns up, claiming that Toby has a rare and dangerous condition. Next thing he knows, Toby finds himself involved with a strange bunch of sickly insomniacs who seem convinced that he needs their help.
"Better then the last.."
Eleven-year-old Marcus hates the beach. So he is not happy when his mum, Holly, drags him to Diamond Beach for a vacation. Once there, Holly meets Coco, her friend from childhood. She is there with her husband and their kids: teenage Newt, pizza-loving Edison, and the family robot, Prot. Opening a door into the basement of Holly's caravan, Edison discovers an amazing amusement park. Whoever opens a door in the basement finds themselves in their dream vacation. But when the dream becomes impossible to escape, it all begins to feel more like a nightmare.
Nina Harrison, fanged at 15 and still living with her mother, hates the Reformed Vampire Support Group meetings every Tuesday night. Even if she does appreciate Dave, who was in a punk band when he was alive, nothing exciting ever happens. That is, until one of group members is mysteriously destroyed by a silver bullet. With Nina and Dave at the helm, the misfit vampires soon band together to track down the hunter, save a werewolf, and keep the world safe from the likes of themselves.
"Vampires & Werewolves & UnDead Oh My!"
After abandoning a life full of deception and mistrust, 15-year-old Cadel has finally found his niche. He has a proper home, good friends, and loving parents. He’s even studying at a real university. But he’s still not safe from Prosper English, who’s now a fugitive from justice and determined to smash everything that Cadel has struggled to build. When Cadel’s nearest and dearest are threatened, he must launch an all-out attack on the man he once viewed as his father....
Mit sieben Jahren lernt Cadel, wie man sich in Computernetzwerke hackt. Mit acht legt er schon ganze Städte lahm. Und mit vierzehn beginnt er seine Ausbildung am AXIS-Institut, wo Spionage, Sabotage und Giftmord auf dem Lehrplan stehen...
Jem Barbary spent most of his early life picking pockets for a wily old crook named Sarah Pickles - until she betrayed him. Now Jem wants revenge, but first he needs a new job. Luckily Alfred the bogler, the man who kills the child-eating monsters that hide in the shadows of Victorian London, needs a new apprentice.
With the plague of bogles in Victorian London barely contained, bogle hunter Alfred Bunce needs all the help he can get. So Ned Roach becomes a bogler's apprentice, luring child-eating monsters from their lairs just like his friends, Jem and Birdie. It's dangerous work that takes Ned into mysterious and hidden parts of the city. Yet times in London are changing; as the Machine Age emerges, the very existence of bogles is questioned, and the future of bogling is in jeopardy.
Fifteen-year-old Nina has been a vampire since 1973, and she's hated every day of it. But as sickly and tedious as her life has become, it takes a turn for the worse when a member of her therapy group is killed by an unknown vampire slayer. Threatened with extinction, she and her fellow vampires try to hunt down the culprit - and soon find themselves caught up in a dangerous quest full of guns, thugs and victimised werewolves.
A shocking and gruesome murder wakes an ancient evil in outback Australia. A truck driver, a schoolboy, and a retired couple on their dream holiday are among a group of travelers caught up in a supernatural time loop. Trapped on a long stretch of the Silver City Highway, just outside Broken Hill, they enter a nightmarish journey from which there seems no escape.
"spookiness in the outback"
Another deliciously spooky paranormal mystery for Allie's Ghost Hunters to solve, this time at the Jenolan Caves, where something is on the trail of Allie and her family. Who is waiting in the cave?
"Nice light listen..."
Full of suspense, mystery and humor, the books in this series follow Allie as she investigates a number of possibly paranormal events with a mix of logic, intelligence and teenage attitude. Who is writing on the walls? We moved into our new house because Mum liked the vibes. But those vibes turned scary when ghostly writing started appearing on the walls of Bethan's room. Mum tried a few new-age tricks, but couldn't stop the creepy nightmares.
A horrible holiday? You bet! A car full of smelly nappies, a constipated dog... Can anything else go wrong?
When Tobias Richard Vandevelde wakes up in hospital with no memory of the night before, his horrified mother tells him that he was found unconscious. At Featherdale Wildlife Park. In a dingo pen. He assumes that his two rambunctious best friends are somehow responsible, until he discovers that they're just as freaked out as he is.
Who is haunting the cabin? After Eglantine vanished, I thought I was through with ghosts. Then I went on a school excursion to Hill end and found myself investigating a whole bunch of them. First there was the ghost of Granny Evans, pacing around the museum. And Eustace Harrow smashing things up in Taylor's Cottage. But when two of my classmates disappeared, I realized things were about to get serious.
"It wasn't very good"
Eigentlich möchte Cadel nichts anderes, als ein ganz normaler Junge sein - doch das ist nicht so einfach, weil sein Vater ein brillanter Schwerverbrecher ist und er selbst noch vor kurzem dazu ausgebildet wurde, die Weltherrschaft an sich zu reißen. Da kommt das Angebot, sich einem Geheimkommando jugendlicher Hacker anzuschließen, genau richtig: Mit seinen neuen Freunden soll Cadel die Machenschaften seines Vaters aufdecken. Mit Feuereifer stürzt er sich auf die Aufgabe - und muss feststellen, dass er immer noch nicht auf der Seite der Guten steht, sondern Teil eines wahrhaft teuflischen Teams geworden ist.