Friday, January 21, 2011

Review: Legacy by Kate Kaynak

Legacy by Kate Kaynak
Release Date: January 28, 2011
Publisher:  Spencer Hill Press
Genre: YA Paranormal
Genre: YA Paranormal

The Story:

The Third Ganzfield Novel
Maddie has more problems than the average seventeen-year-old:

A psychotic killer with superpowers wants her dead.
A serious medical issue makes a "normal life" impossible.
And she's about to be introduced to Trevor's family.

Guess which one freaks her out the most?

If you haven't yet read the first two books in the Ganzfield series you can find our reviews of Minder and Adversary by clicking their names. 

Our Reviews:

Mindy's Review: The day I got this book in the mail, I carried it with me to the doctor's office. Just from the cover of the book, 2 nurses & 1 doctor will be reading the series (the cover got us talking about the series). I LOVE the covers of these books. The world that Kate Kaynak has created is incredible. I can honestly say that Maddie & Trevor have wrapped themselves around my heart & head. I feel they will forever live there too. They feel so real to me. Kate has a unique way of setting you into the story. It feels so real. I laugh out loud, cry, gasp, smile & frown as I am reading. This book conveys so much emotion.

I have always wanted to have a special talent since I was a young child. Telekinisis used to be my power of choice. After reading this series, being a Charm would definitely be my talent of choice however I have decided that I would probably get into a lot of trouble in the process of being good! I am highly anticipating the next book in the series Accused.

Nicole's Review:  OK, So my favorite author has kept it up with her third book in the Ganzfield series.  Legacy picks up with the remaining kids and G-positives heading to the main campus.  Trevor finds out his dad, who was a G-positive, is dead and wants to get his family to come back to the school with him.  Maddie is so funny about it all, thinking his family won't approve of her, but then again what happened at the end of Adversary has left her disabled.  But who would be excited about meeting your boyfriend's family? 

I can't wait for the rest of this series.  I was hooked with Minder, and haven't been dissapointed yet!  Plus, I don't think I will be either.  Kate's created a world that you can easily get lost in, but which has realistic dialogue and events.  Ok, sure, you aren't able to control fire with your mind, but that's the fantasy part!  I'm talking about the interactions between teens and adults.  Between parents and children.  Those events are realistic!  I promise you that if you enjoy sci fi, you'll enjoy the Ganzfield series. 

Kendra's Review: I was in the middle of another book when I received this one in the mail. Needless to say, I put the other one on hold so I could break into this book as soon as possible. I had been on pins and needles waiting for it to arrive. And once I started reading it, I could not put it down. I flew right through it. Kaynak definitely did not disappoint. This book was fantastic! The world that she creates in the Ganzfield series, is so realistic, it makes you look around at the people around you and wonder if any of them are Minders, or Sparks, or Charms. There is one negative thing I can say though... I have to wait too long for the next book to come out!! I can't wait to find out what happens next! This is a 5 star book for me all the way!

Cindy's Review:  I love, love, love this series! My adoration for Maddie, Trevor, Drew, and well - everyone in this series - grows with each book. These characters pull you into the story like none I've ever read before. Sure, Trevor and Maddie's relationship is sweet and pure and even hot, but that's just a tiny sliver of what this series has to offer. For one, there aren't any annoying love triangles - at least not yet - and the bonds that the characters have with one another feels so real that you can often forget that these people aren't real.

It's fascinating to watch the characters mature and develop over the course of the story and Kate introduces some new characters in this book that you will love to hate. Isaiah, the bad guy at the center of all the problems needs to be stopped but the question is: Can they do it? I'm not telling. You'll have to read to find out.

Kate's ability to blend humor, danger and grief all into one amazing book is truly admirable. I've never been able to put her books down once I've started it. I can't tell you how much I enjoy this series. If you haven't yet picked it up, I would highly recommend it. It's still shocking to me that these books aren't on the bestseller lists. 

Our Collective Rating:

Learn more about Kate Kaynak and her books by checking our her WEBSITE and BLOG.


  1. Squeee! Thanks for reviewing! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

  2. I hadn't read this series! Sometimes, I wonder how I miss these, especially when all three of you enjoyed it! I'll be sure to look it up.

  3. Wow! Phenom review! I love this series too! :D

  4. OK.....I am NOT EVEN reading any of these reviews BECAUSE I already KNOW how Awesome this book is going to be and I don't want to know anything until I read it myself!!! *fingers in ears singing...lalalalalalalalallalala*

    LOL!!! Can't wait To read this one...hoping to win on Goodreads, If not, I will be buying it right after!!!!!!

  5. I love that we all love this series. Seriously if you are not reading this series, you need to! It is just incredible!

    Just a side note: this was my FIRST official book review. Squeees to myself!



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