Thursday 11 October 2012

A Review for Minder (Ganzfield #1) by Kate Kaynak

Minder (Ganzfield, #1)Posted by Donna
Release Date: May 21st, 2012
Finished Date: September 26th, 2012
Publishers: Spencer Hill Press 
Source: For Review 
Format: Paperback 
Pages: 224
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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...

The Review: Kate Kaynak – lead editor at Spencer Hill Press and editor of the phenomenal Covenant series and Cursed by Jennifer L.Armentrout, is the author behind this interesting book – Minder, book one in the Ganzfield series.  

Minder follows the story of a teenage girl called Maddie Dunn, while during a terrifying time finds out that she has a gift that can potentially harm people if she doesn’t learn to get it under control. Maddie soon finds herself taken away from her family that she loves and finds herself at a new school which is a special training facility called Ganzfield, where there are other people– just like her. Being the new kid sucks but when her gift makes her a bit of an outcast, Maddie finds it hard to settle in. Well, that is until she meets Trevor – who like her is a bit of an outcast. Together they form a strong and intense relationship and are taken on a whirl journey to discover that their soul-mates. 

I really enjoyed Minder. The opening chapter pulls you straight in and it doesn’t let up until the very last page. The concept of this story isn’t entirely new to me but I thought Kate Kaynak added her own twists to it and really it became a very enjoyable novel. 

What made this a stand out read for me were the characters, I really managed to connect with Maddie as the female lead and I found her very likable. She struggles to start with at the new school and also with the fact that she could potentially harm someone but as the days go by, she really settles into everything, but that’s mainly because of the help from Trevor. He’s a very sweet male lead. He’s everything a girl could want from a novel because he’s so swoon worthy. Their relationship is very fast paced, maybe a little too fast for my liking but I still enjoyed their journey and I loved the connection they had. 

Overall, Kate Kaynak has created a fun packed, thrilling and exciting read with Minder. One I highly recommend to you X-Men fans because this story is definitely not one to miss out on and I'll be keeping my eye out for more work by this author. 

Thank you to Spencer Hill Press for giving me the opportunity to review this book. 


Siobhan @ Totally Bookalicious said...

Yeah I always do a happy dance when people like this book. its on of my fave series of all time!!

Andrea Modolo said...

I was wondering after reading the synopsis of this would be kind of like an X-men. It sounds really interesting, and it's great to know that the author is a lead editor at Spencer Hill. This is definitely one that sounds like fun, and I love when a book grips you from the beginning. Great review!

Danny Bookworm said...

Here, me! X-Men Fan!! this is actually the first real review I read from this book and you got it back on my list!

Sam @ Realm of Fiction said...

I'm really curious about this book! It sounds very enjoyable. :) Great review, hun!

nat cleary said...

Great review!! I have the first 4 books in this series that I was lucky enough to win on Kates blog. I really must read them soon, they sound so good :)

Carly @ Fiction Fascination said...

Fun, thrilling, exciting & recommended to X men fans, where will I get my copy? This sounds perfect for me! So glad you enjoyed this, wonderful review Donna! :)

Suzanne @ Paranormal Book Fan said...

How have I never heard of this before? This sounds fan bloody tastic. I love books that are built around schools. Definitely going to check this one out. Thanks for the great review Donna :)

Rachelanbig said...

I love the X-Men series, so this sounds like my kind of book! I didn't know the writer is the editor over at Spencer Hill Press. They are wonderful. Great review Donna. :)

haley hagen said...

AWESOME review Donna!!! I am going to get this one soon (: I love books that have a boarding school like setting...and Xmen?! ha LOVE THEM! So picking this up (:

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