Thursday, October 21, 2010

Book Review: Minder by Kate Kaynak

Title: Minder (Ganzfield #1)
Author: Kate Kaynak
Pages: 250
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Source: ARC recieved from author
Summary: 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...

Review: This book was absolutely amazing! It definitely recieved five coffee cups. This book was never slow, it always kept moving. Mind reading and romance? Totally. The main girl, Maddie Dunn finds out she has the power to read minds and even fry somebody else's brain so they die. She freaks out since she never knew she could do that before. When a man by the name of Dr. Williamson finds Maddie, he offers to take her to Ganzfield. Ganzfield is a school for people with powers. The people there are mind readers (telepaths), healers, sparks (they can control fire), charms (they control people and make them do what they want) and a telekinetic (moves things with his mind).

I thought this book was really awesome. The author Kate Kaynak did a really great job with the characters and giving them all their own unique personalities. The romance between Maddie and Trevor was very cute. They both loved and cared for each other but they were not too overprotective of each other.

Another thing I really liked about this book is the action. If you think this is just another paranormal romance with not much of a plot, think again. This book is pretty intense at parts. The ending was really good. I liked it a lot. I can't wait to read the second book in the series, Adversary.

There was some mature content, though. I gave this book five coffee cups. I would definitely recommend anyone to read this book. There will be a lot more books in this series. I am very excited to read them! I love this book!


  1. I really enjoyed Minder as well, and am looking forward to reading more from Kate. Great review.

  2. This is one of my favorites! I love seeing reviews of it. Kate is an unsung hero of YA lit :)
    Adversary is just as wonderful!

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog


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