Paperback, 238 pages
Published August 20th 2010
Series: Ganzfield #2
The second book of the Ganzfield series. Things are more dangerous than they seem at Ganzfield, and not everyone will survive. Does Maddie have what it takes? See what happens next in the sequel to Minder.
So if you read my review of Minder by Kate Kaynak, you’ll know that I am definitely a fan of hers, and I was extremely excited to read the second novel in this series. I have to say that I was not disappointed.
The story continues to follow Maddie, a mind-reader who only learned about her abilities in book one. I still adore the love-story between Maddie and Trevor, which just makes me feel like a teenager all over again. They’re sweet, romantic, protective – and Trevor, quite literally, is the man of Maddie’s dreams. It’s adorable.
The suspense and story-line within the novel is also something worth reading. I like the idea of teenagers trying to save the world (well…their world), and although it’s not the most original idea, Kaynak writes in a way that keeps you turning those pages and staying up late just to see what happens next.
On a downside...which, unfortunately, there usually is one, I would say that I didn’t like the way the major action scene was written. And I don’t want to give away too much, but I just felt like I got cheated out of all the good stuff. You wait almost the entire novel for this one scene, and I just wanted it to be longer, and more explicit. There is even a point where a character – one of the main characters – dies, and I felt like it was just glanced over. I would’ve loved to see more emotional reactions from the other characters.
With all the ups and downs, I still definitely recommend that you read Minder AND Adversary. They’re great novels, and I will most certainly be reading this next one in January :)
4 out of 5 stars