In twelve-year-old Giacomo’s Renaissance-inspired world, art is powerful, dangerous, and outlawed. Every artist possesses a Genius, a birdlike creature that is the living embodiment of an artist’s creative spirit. Those caught with one face a punishment akin to death, so when Giacomo discovers he has a Genius, he knows he’s in serious trouble.
Luckily, he finds safety in a secret studio where young artists and their Geniuses train in sacred geometry to channel their creative energies as weapons. But when a murderous artist goes after the three Sacred Tools–objects that would allow him to destroy the world and everyone in his path–Giacomo and his friends must risk their lives to stop him.
Source: ARC from publisher
Author: Michael Dante DiMartino
Published: October 4th 2016 by Roaring Brook Press
Rebel Genius takes readers to the magical world where art is illegal. In this haunting world, each artist is given a genius, a magical bird-like creature that represents each artist’s creative spirit. However, Geniuses are also forbidden. When twelve year old Giacomo, a runaway orphan, found his Genius, he realizes he is in danger. What will Giacomo do? (Go read the book!:)
This book is filled really neat illustrations and a very unique plot. I love all the art! Each drawing is very detailed and beautiful(except the monster). This enthralling story has a very original plot and the author did well in creating a thrilling and terrifying world. While reading, I had no clue about is going to happen next.
The only problem I had was that I couldn’t connect with any of the characters. All the characters are diverse and different, but too distant and rigid. The book made me feel cold. This book also felt very kiddish (probably because it’s a middle grade book). Nevertheless, I’m still really excited to see what happens next.