Friday, May 13, 2011

Review: Minder (A Ganzfield Novel) by Kate Kaynak

Minder by Kate Kaynak
First in the Minder Series

Amazon Description
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..

When I was thinking of reading Minder, I went to the author site and took a look at the Book Trailer.. I have to say please don't judge a book by it's trailer :) OK book==> Bad Trailer. I liked the music I liked the description.. but not the cartoon. Seriously Lame.

Minder is a very interesting premise for a story it is kind of high school clicks mingled with -x men.
The first part of the story is the world building, then she introduces the romance element, then lastly suspense and intrigue. I enjoyed the psychological thriller part of the book. But each part was very compartmentalized.

Maddie is a normal 16 year old girl until she is attacked ... that is when she finds out that she is special and has powers she never could have imagined.. She is what they call at Ganzfield a Minder (she can read others thoughts and.. well you will find out). There are other groups: Charms, ( who can push others to do what they want) and Sparks, (they have the ability to control fire).. well you get the idea. While the premise is very good and I did like the story, the repetitive themes put me off (the instant love for instance) . How many times can you read the same *jist of* I love you so much but we just met, the connection...
I liked Minder enough to give Adversary the Second Book a try.
The Third in the Series is
Legacy, and the forth book in the Series is ACCUSED.

Even though I was not crazy about Minder I give it 2 stars Worth the Read.


  1. You have piqued my curiosity. I will definitely read it and let you know what I think.


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