Minder (Ganzfield #1)
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'
But honestly, I LOVE these characters. Maddie is strong, funny, and vulnerable. I feel like I'm just writing down what SHE'S saying, rather than coming up with "dialogue." And Trevor--I have a MAJOR book-crush on Trevor. *sigh*
I really hope you like it, too!
"I'm not the swooning type, but right then I felt like swooning - big time."
Wow... That is all I can say right now. One thing is for sure Kate Kaynak is an incredible author. When I first heard about Minder I was intrigued and curious about the book and really wanted to find out what this series was about. I definitely was not expecting to be completely consumed by this series that I couldn't think about anything else. I completely fell in love with this book and I can't...more
It has been some time since I read such an enthralling YA novel which gripped me so intensely from start to finish. It was intense in both its fast paced, action packed plot as well as the emotional journey and discovery of the heroi...more
I really enjoyed the premise of Minder, and the Ganzfield series. I love it when several different paranormals come together in a book or ser...more
So the seventeen year old girl kills them with her mind.
Because screw due process and the legal system and, y'know, the rules and laws of a civilized society. Yes, the boys were out to do her harm. Yes, she should be able to defend herself. But to murder them?! It's rather...extreme. The author couldn't have her just put them in a coma?! Yet I suppose this is s...more
First off, woah-- the action gets started super fast. It's a little disorienting at first, but it gets the introductions out of the way and gets straight to the heart of the story. Minder stayed fast paced, even in the "slow" parts, and I'll admit, I didn't want to put it down. I enjoyed the powers system (especially the minders and charms), the main character is definitely likable (I appreciated the part where she considered trying to break off relation...more
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Source: Sent from Spencer Hill Press
Short Synopsis: Maddie had always known she was a bit different than the other kids. It isn't until an accident forces Maddie to use her "special" gift, leading her to a school filled with kids with all kinds of special powers just like Maddie.
My Thoughts: A bit mushy at times with the "Insa-love" attraction, but an interesting fast paced read with the resemblance of X-Men.
Kate has a way of writing that makes you feel like you're a part of all the action. I laughed, cried and gasped my way through the book and all of Maddie's experiences. When Trevor was introduced, I fell in love with him right alongside Maddie; that's how real everything felt.
The concept of their abilities is quite interesting. Our main character, Maddie, is a "Minder," which is short for mind rea...more
Here, she meets Trevor, a person who she instantly connects with. It could be the fact that he is a...more
The characters are very different and the gifts are also pretty diverse, there is no vampires or fairies it’s mind readers, healers, fire starters etc…
Maddie is a very lovable protagonist and she tried to make the best of a brand new...more
Minder is the first in the Ganzfield series and an excellect first opening book. First from the first page is fast paced that really grips you. It really captured my imagination from the event revolving around our main character Maddie. She really is a breath of fresh air. She...more
Minder is certainly a Private School Paranormal. At least, it doesn’t get much more paranormal than a bunch of teenagers with abilities ranging from telepathy to telekinesis to mind control. The title refers to the main character, Maddie. The story opens with Maddie discovering her telepathic abilities in the worst way possible. When she’s attacked by some schoolmates, her powers manifest, allowing her to protect herself, but resulting in the death of...more
Once at the school she finds it’s full of other kids with special gifts. They have what they call charms they are the bullies of the school...more
The protagonist, a 16 year old New Jersey girl named Maddie, was the narrator of this book. In the beginning of the book, she experienc...more
Minder has it, although even now I'm having trouble pinpointing why. Could it be the integration of real-life organizations into a fantastical story?...more
Minder is an exciting debut YA novel from author Kate Kaynak. In this first book, we meet some exciting characters including the heroine Maddie. She is a smart girl who finds herself in some unpleasant situations. Despite this, she finds her confidence quickly and takes charge of her life. Maddie's character is very strong and memorable. I liked her and found her believable and easy to relate...more
I enjoyed this one though it’s unclear in my head exactly how much. It started off really strong. I loved the short bursts of action/narrative paragraphs punctuated by the single-worded internal dialogue and how powerfully that helped the reader to understand Maddie’s emotions concerning herself. As usual, I hadn’t read the blurb for this and so headed in blind, and was very excited with where Maddie ended up and the potential for that. And even ducking back to read the blurb...more
My mom actually got this ARC in the mail for review but she was reading some other books so I stole it :) I LOVED this book, and I know I say that alot but I really really mean it this time! It only took me 2 days to read and thats only because we went to DC all day on thrus. (I SO could have finished it in 1 day)
I loved how the conversations she had with people in their heads flowed so well with the normal conversations, it wasn't hard to follow at all. I did think it had some X-men -ish quali...more
This is a great light read. It entertained me enough that I got through it in less than a day; it was fun, intriguing and a little mysterious. I really enjoyed the concept for the book; the way Kate Kaynak has set out how these abilities are produced and why they occur is pretty cool and I did find myself say...more
Minder is the first book in the Ganzfield series. We meet Maddie, a girl who, after a tragic event, moves to the Ganzfield facility, a place for people with special abilities. Maddie, infact, is a minder (short for mind-reader) and can hear everyone's thoughts.
At first I didn't realize, but it's basically like X-Men but for teenagers. I was trying to explain my friend Silvia what the book was abou...more
Yesterday evening I finished reading Kate Kaynak's book Minder.
As I wrote in one of my previous posts, I liked the beginning of the book very much. The author simply made an introduction that got your attention from the first page.
Teenager girl Maddie finds out that there is something very special about her. When she is threatened in an unexpected and aweful way, she reacts.. and suddenly 3 people are dead.
Thanks to a mysterious man, she ends up in a training facility which trains kids with spe...more
Sidetrack for awhile. Wow, this really reminds me of SO many other books..Percy Jackson, Born at Midnight,(in a way) Cherub by Robert Muchamor...more
The novel opens in Ganzfield, a top secret training facility that teaches Maddie and others like her how to take command over their innate abilities that could lead to devastation. It's not an easy job, and Ganzfield isn't an easy place to be, b...more