Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Ok, clearly the first book in a series (or trilogy? duology?) because far too many loose ends were left. But beyond that, not a bad book.
Of the three main characters, I liked Cai/Painted Wolf the most (Tunde seemed really stereotypical, and Rex was oddly flat). Had the entire book been about her, it would have been even better but we need Rex and Teo to set up the second book, sadly. Kiran's ethics and motivations were also stereotypical and I often wondered if the author was trying to subtly(?) comment on global networks and the so-called flattening of information, along with our addiction to social networking. Or maybe I'm reading waaay too much into this? The stereotypes and fake African patois cost the book stars.