"What an absolutely mind-blowing, flame-throwing, steampunking adventure " -T. Crum
National Indie Excellence Award Winner for Juvenile Fiction / Independent Publisher Book Award Medalist / International Rubery Book Award Shortlist
Ever wonder why some crazy scientist hasn't blown up the world? I used to wonder about it all the time. Actually, I was pretty sure my mom would be the one to do it.
But now I know better. It turns out there's a force working hard to keep the world from going KABLOOEY.
Who are these people? Wait for it:
Idiots. Yep, you heard me right.
How do I know? Well, apparently, I'm an Idiot. At least, according to the Geniuses I am. Confused? I'm not surprised. You're probably an Idiot too. Offended? You shouldn't be-I called you an Idiot, not an idiot. There's a difference, just as there's a difference between a Genius and a genius. Confused and offended? It gets worse. There's a third category: Idiot Genius. Those are the ones you really have to look out for. You see, Idiot Geniuses-for some unaccountable reason-are completely obsessed with "improving" the world. Maybe it's encoded in their DNA. I don't know. I didn't get those genes. I have Idiot genes, which means that for an equally unaccountable reason, I'm obsessed with saving the world-usually from them.
I must warn you, my story isn't a pretty one: abductions, time-traveling dragons, the Order of the Black Fez, highly verbal cats, a secret invisible city, condescending robots (condescending means they talk to you like you're an Idiot; wait, is it condescending of me to explain what condescending means?), and that's just for starters. -Willa Snap
Perfect for fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society, Percy Jackson, Neil Gaiman, and the Artemis Fowl series, this action-packed adventure will take you to places you've never imagined, but always wanted to visit.
"It's unusual to see such sci-fi depth and detail in a title directed to young adults, but this is precisely what makes Idiot Genius: Willa Snap and the Clockwerk Boy such an appealing production: the characterization is solid while its fantastic setting will intrigue ages well beyond its intended 9-12-year-old audience. Highly recommended for young adults seeking something compellingly different." -D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
What fans are saying:
"There are plenty of books out there that I enjoy and find interesting, but rarely do I think while reading, 'This is so much fun.'"
"Willa Snap and the Clockwerk Boy is a gorgeously written book."
"Absolutely delightful read "
"I was hooked from the first paragraph."
"The story engages the imagination from the first page, and the writing is hilarious."
"Entertaining, engaging, fresh "
"Very cool, need more right now."
"What an absolutely mind blowing, flame throwing, steampunking adventure "
"I would have adored it just as much at age twelve as I have enjoyed it now."
"I enjoyed the steady paced action that kept me turning pages until the end."
"We missed bed time plenty of times due to 'just a few more pages '"
"Arcabascio's delightful illustrations are a real treat; there should be more clock punk cats in the world."
"Your passport is ready. Click purchase, and be prepared as the Black Fezzes start to circle."
"It was a great way to introduce my daughter to the world of steampunk that I love so much "
"Amazing illustrations, even in the Kindle edition."