The Paradise Trap (Paperback)

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A boy . . . a witch . . . and a totally sinister paradise: that’s what Marcus gets when his mom rents a scuzzy trailer and parks it near a dirty, noisy beach. Some vacation! Marcus would rather play video games anyway, but when he discovers a staircase underneath the trailer, it looks as if he may be in for some kind of multilevel, multiplayer experience controlled by a complete nightmare of a witch. It’s just like a game—except it’s all too real.

The author of  Evil Genius spins a brilliantly compelling yarn of a journey into a dark and twisted land—because once you enter the Paradise Trap, there’s no guarantee that you’ll ever leave!

About the Author

Catherine Jinks is the Australian author of more than 30 books. Her many awards include the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award, and the Aurealis Award for Science Fiction. Her work has been published in over a dozen countries and includes Evil Genius and its sequels Genius Squad and The Genius Wars, as well as The Reformed Vampire Support Group and the forthcoming Saving Thanehaven. Visit her website at

Praise for The Paradise Trap…

Praise for Catherine Jinks:

"A breathless escapade."Kirkus Reviews

"Jinks (the Evil Genius series) combines a plot filled with surreal twists and turns with a dash of Greek mythology in a novel that hits the mark on both the humor and horror fronts."—Publishers Weekly

"Jinks deftly mixes mild horror with humor to give younger readers a few shivers and make older readers chuckle. Each dream/nightmare world sheds dramatic, sometimes touching, insight into the character whose hopes and fears create it, and the nonstop action will make for exciting read-alouds and book talks. Completely absorbing and totally fun."School Library Journal

Product Details ISBN-10: 1606844962
ISBN-13: 9781606844960
Published: EgmontUSA, 07/09/2013
Pages: 368
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 9
Maximum Age: 12
Minimum Grade Level: 4th Grade
Maximum Grade Level: 7th Grade

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