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Friday, August 24, 2012

{Review} MINDER by Kate Kaynak

MINDER

A Ganzfield Novel #1
by Kate Kaynak
Publication Date:  September 2012 (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Pages/Format: 224; Paperback & e-book
Source: ARC

Sixteen-year-old Maddie Dunn is special, but she needs to figure out how to use her new abilities before somebody else gets hurt. Ganzfield is a secret training facility full of people like her, but it's not exactly a nurturing place. Every social interaction carries the threat of mind-control. A stray thought can burn a building to the ground. And people's nightmares don't always stay in their own heads. But it's still better than New Jersey--especially once she meets the man of her dreams...
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Review

Telepathy never sounded so awesome until Kate Kaynak wrote Minder! Excitement, danger, and heartfelt romance mingles to give this young adult novel a unique flavor that will last for years to come.

It only takes one moment for Maddie Dunn's life to change from safe and routine to chaotic and dangerous. With her introduction into the secret facility, Ganzfield, Maddie learns of the potential she has and meets other teens with variations of incredible powers. Not only does Ganzfield give Maddie the opportunity to discover who she is as a leader, but it also gives her a more realistic perspective of the world.

Kaynak consistently gives readers a clear picture of the story so that the idea of G-positive humans having the potential to become supernatural becomes more than a passing notion. Her vibrant writing style gives life to the sizzling romance that develops between Maddie and resident cutie, Trevor Laurence. The experience of their growth, personally and towards one another, is that more special for readers because Kaynak allows Maddie and Trevor to unabashedly share their vulnerable moments and loving qualities.

When it comes to action or danger, Kaynak doesn't hinder her characters with internal debates or self-consciousness. The powers demonstrated are limitless and there is no telling how strong Maddie and her friends will become throughout the Ganzfield series. As a definite kick-butt lead to watch out for, Maddie is fearless and courageous. Minder is only her beginning and in the stories to come, Maddie will capture and keep hold the hearts of all book lovers!
*ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review*

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