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Smart Kid in the Universe: Evil Genius

The Smartest Kid in the Universe is a fantastic series and Evil Genius is a great addition. Welcome to my spot on the tour hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours

About Evil Genius

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Smartest Kid in the Universe: Evil Genius

Author: Chris Grabenstein

Genre: Middle Grade Adventure

Publishing Date: May 1, 2023

Buy it: Amazon (blog books)

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Meet middle schooler Jake McQuade. Jake became the smartest kid in the universe when he accidentally ate a jarful of ingestible knowledge jelly beans. But what happens when those jelly beans fall into the wrong hands?!

Readers who enjoy the action of the Last Kids on Earth books will love this fast-paced, spy-packed series that’s a “rollicking good time” ( New York Times ) by the bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library !

Jake McQuade’s the smartest kid in the universe—or at least he was. But just as his training with the secret agency known as the Consortium is about to start, Jake’s jelly beans go missing! And to make matters worse, they (and Jake’s genius!) might be wearing off right when he needs his smarts most!

Jake needs to solve this mystery fast. Who stole the jelly beans and why? Can Jake figure out what’s going on, recover the missing jelly beans, and stop a high-tech heist before it’s too late?!

From top-secret hideouts to New York City penthouse apartments to the Statue of Liberty in the middle of the night, get ready to go on a whirlwind, wild-ride adventure filled with supervillains and spies, puzzles and pirates, codes and drones, and much, much more—and don’t miss the first two books in the series— Smartest Kid in the Universe and Genius Camp!

Evil Genius Review

Way to finish up the series! I’ve adored Jake and hate to see it come to an end. Evil Genius brings the heat for Jake. He has gone from an easy going kid to worrying about the dark-side and losing his intelligence. The plot is more detailed than the previous books and includes not just one, but two major villains. The message of just being okay with who you are comes across loud and clear. Now to figure out how I can get smarter by eating candy… my waistline will be grateful. Great job and thank you for having me on the tour, I’ve enjoyed meeting Jake.

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About the Author

CHRIS GRABENSTEIN is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. His books include the LEMONCELLO, WONDERLAND, HAUNTED MYSTERY, DOG SQUAD, and SMARTEST KID IN THE UNIVERSE series, and many fun and funny page-turners co-authored with James Patterson.

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