REVIEW: MINDER by Kate Kaynak

MINDER by Kate Kaynak
  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Spencer Hill Press (June 18, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984531106
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984531103
  • Cover: Simple and effective
  • Author Website: Kate Kaynak
  • Rating: YYY


    The first few sentences will fill you with a sense of dread, the very idea unimaginable but by the time you finish the first chapter you will be left saying "YES! justice is served but WTF just happened".

    Debut author Kate Kaynak has penned a novel that has an original and cerebral concept.

    MINDER is a story about sixteen-year-old Maddie Dunn, an ordinary girl that finds out that she has a most extraordinary and deadly ability during a rape attack. She does not know how or why it happened all she knows is that three boys are now dead because of her and before she can make sense of anything she encounters Dr. Williamson and he has a proposition for her that she cannot refuse. He wants Maddie to join the Ganzfield program that he runs. It is a unique program for people with special abilities and once Maddie gets there she finds out that she is a MINDER, a person capable of wicked mind control. As Maddie tries to adjust to this new found information about herself she encounters the other teens at Ganzfield and some have even more terrifying abilities then her own and It is not long before she makes some dangerous enemies. Then she meets Trevor, a boy that has the ability to burn buildings with a stray thought, and soon she looses her heart. Unfortunately there are outside forces that want to destroy Ganzfield and all of its inhabitants.

    As I began reading MINDER I was completely pulled into it. I found the story to have a unique twisted edge that I really enjoyed. Then as the story progressed so did the love interest between Maddie and Trevor and it began to wear on me. If anything I always want more romance in a story but their moments were ridiculously sappy to the point that I did not think I could take much more. Thankfully the story shifted into an new direction and I was able to continue until it's gripping and exciting end. I would like to read the next book in the series which is called ADVERSARY because I believe that this series has great potential.

    For those that are interested in a paranormal read with a different edge and romance than this is a good series for you.


    1. I enjoyed this too. Some parts were a bit over the top, but the story feels very well developed. I am curious how the series progresses.


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