Google+ Reading Teen: Review: Minder by Kate Kaynack

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Review: Minder by Kate Kaynack

Paperback: 264 pages

Publisher: Spencer Hill Press (June 18, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0984531106

ISBN-13: 978-0984531103
Go look at both Kit & Andye's review of Minder HERE!
From Amazon:   A Reading Teen "What to Read This Summer" Pick

"Absolutely flawless!"

--Reading Teen (Seriously, we are quoted on Amazon LOOK!)
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...
My Review
Minder is one of those books that isn't horrible, and it isn't awesome. It just depends on what your into. I didn't love this book, but it kept me entertained enough for me to read it in less the a week. I thought the author had a really good imagination with the storyline, and her writing was very good. But honestly, I got annoyed with Maddie and Trevor's relationship. Yes, I like romance in books that I'm reading. But Minder was just obnoxiously romantic. I mean, worse than Twilight. And I'm not just being cold-hearted. I'm a sucker for romantic stuff like that, but with Minder I just wanted to shoot Maddie and Trevor. And every once and a while I would try to think about it from their point of view, I'm in love with the super hot guy, and he loves me back, etc. But seriously, I think if a guy tried holding my hand every flippin' second of the day and tells me he loves me only after THREE DAYS of knowing me I think I would tell him to go away. He's a weirdo. Despite how "in love" Maddie and Trevor were, they kept things pretty clean. They're were some innuendos and the discussed some topics, but they never really did anything except make-out.
Besides the romance, the action scenes were pretty good, I just felt like everything was way too easy. They weren't challenged at all.

The rest of the book (minus the romance) was really good! I liked it enough to read to second book. I'm not sure if I would recommend it to any of my friends, it really just depends if I think they could handle all the mushy stuff.
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