Idiot Genius: Willa Snap and the Clockwerk Boy

Idiot Genius: Willa Snap and the Clockwerk Boy

"Thoroughly engrossing story recommended for young sci-fi and fantasy fans who hold a prior attraction to books such as John Bellairs' House with a Clock in its Walls." -D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review Willa always knew one of her mother's crazy inventions would cause trouble. She just didn't think it would get the whole family banished to Grandeur, a hidde "Thoroughly engrossing story recommended for young sci-fi and fantasy fans who hold a prior attraction to books such ...

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Title:Idiot Genius: Willa Snap and the Clockwerk Boy
Author:Richard Due
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:0983886792
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:348 pages pages

Idiot Genius: Willa Snap and the Clockwerk Boy Reviews

  • Audrey
    Jul 17, 2018
    Spectacularly entertaining! This streamline middle-grade to young adult fantasy was a highly entertaining read. A perfect choice to help expand your vocabulary and increase your curiosity. I especially enjoyed the Flying Wallendas reference, having caught a performance of theirs wit...
  • Mark
    Apr 04, 2018
    Potential Review Biases: * I won a free copy of this eBook in a GoodReads giveaway. This book has a lot of things going for it: wacky hijinks, snarky characters, interesting world-building, good-pacing; and yet it just never clicked for me. Probably due to the impossibly cool &...
  • Mary
    Apr 02, 2018
    Throughly enjoyed the character Willa and the storyline ...
  • Anna
    Mar 15, 2018
    Won from a Goodreads giveaway 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." Well, Idiot Genius: Willa Snap and the Clockwerk Boy, is fun. Seriously. I had a blast reading this, and I don't even f...
  • Jimmy
    Dec 31, 2017
    Willa Snap is the kind of book that fandoms are born from! If you like to immerse yourself in unique fantastical worlds or coming up with theories about the stories you visit Idiot Genius is for you! There are so many interesting things about the world and characters of Idiot Genius...
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    Feb 13, 2018
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    Oct 08, 2017
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  • Bridget
    Feb 14, 2018
    Both my 13-year-old son and I were captivated by Willa Snap, her world, and her adventure. I was hooked at the Table of Contents alone: The Order of the Black Fez, The Tantalizing Ticket, and Villa da Vinci are all book titles in their own right! Willa must adapt quickly to a new life,...
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    Aug 07, 2018
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    Jun 20, 2018
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    May 30, 2018
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    Jun 10, 2018
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  • Patty
    Mar 27, 2018
    I won this book as a FirstReads giveaway. To be honest and blunt, I struggled with it. I attempted to shift my mindset to that of a youngen and suspend my belief of reality but had a hard time believing an 11 year old would act so mature. I did enjoy how Willa was outspoken, br...
  • Rubery Book Award
    Jul 27, 2018
    Rubery Prize Shortlisted 2018 There is plenty to like about this novel. It is full of fun, and clearly the product of a quirky, inventive mind, ideal for children's writing. Willa is a smart, likeable child with no prejudices. She, her genius mother and practical father (no proble...
  • Donna Bresnak
    Apr 16, 2018
    I received this book for free from goodreads I laughed out loud at many parts of this inventive clever steampunk book. it is pure antasy, fast paced and wonderful to read. I recommend it ...
  • Audrey Adamson
    Jun 16, 2018
    This was a really fun story. At first, I wasn't sure I would be able to read about an 11 year old protagonist as an adult, but the story was charming and I kept going. As the story truly develops, the main character is very mature and manages to many cool and exciting things. This is...
  • Ruth
    Apr 15, 2018
    Idiot Genius Gather your imagination and sift yourself in for a jaunt in the life of a eleven year old girl who is relocated to a world full of idiots. Nothing like the types we might imagine, but lands where types are living in their own neighborhood of steamworks, windworks and ot...
  • Bruce Greene
    Jun 06, 2018
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  • Abbie Coon
    Jan 08, 2018
    Willamina Snap is an eleven year old girl who lived in Cambridge Massachusetts. One day, her and her family got taken to Grandeur, a city in a bubble that?s full of crazy things like ?brewed? animal human hybrids, and sentient ?clockwerks? or robots. In Grandeur, there are th...
  • Anzu Pai
    Mar 07, 2018
    I was fascinated by the idea of Idiots vs Geniuses, but quite soon into the book I realised it is more suitable to a younger crowd. The world is beautifully, colorfully and comically depicted, yet the plot and characters are sadly lacking the depth I was looking for. In my head I start...
  • Angela Marie
    Apr 28, 2018
    A wonderfully written and delightful story for middle grade readers. ...
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    Apr 28, 2018
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  • Alyse
    Apr 26, 2018
    ? I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway ? I'm rating this book as a 4.5 out of 5. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, however I wanted to feel more excitement. This doesn't deter my feelings at all to read the next book in the series, if anything I'm rather looking forward to ...
  • Amberly
    Jul 09, 2018
    I was a little concerned when I first started reading this book. Sure, it's intended for a lot younger audience, but the first chapter was so childish and poorly written I wasn't sure I'd stick with it (that damn cat's name!), however, I'm glad I did. The author has come up with a uniq...
  • Sadina Shawver
    Aug 02, 2018
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  • Daniel Paul
    Oct 12, 2017
    I was a Beta-reader for this book. I was supposed to be writing notes and comments in the margins but the book sucked me in so quickly and the pace was so fluid I was suddenly there at the end satisfied - with the edit pen still uncapped. Mr. Due's writing reminds me of a series of pai...
  • Lisa Eddy
    Apr 18, 2018
    I received this book as a prize from a Goodreads Giveaway. Normally I write a review of a book that I was given free becasue it is the right thing to do. With Idiot Genius however, I am writing the review not only because I should, but because I want to. Idiot Genis dreams up a hid...
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    Sep 14, 2018
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  • Eli B
    Sep 03, 2018
    I think this book is best for middle grade students. It took me until I reached 40% before I got hooked into this story, which is too bad because Due has really created some fantastic creatures in Grandeur. If you can put up with the slow start it is well worth it and hopefully if he c...
  • Mayhew8
    May 06, 2018
    This book is for Sci-Fy lovers and real life inventors everywhere. It is food for thought. A humorous book. ...