Thursday, August 18, 2011

Book Review: Accused by Kate Kaynak (Indie Takeover)

Title: Accused (Ganzfield, #4)
Author: Kate Kaynak
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
ARC, 251 pages
Date Published: August 15, 2011
Description (Taken from Goodreads): 
Someone in the government has files about Ganzfield...and now they have Maddie. The story continues with the fourth installment of the Ganzfield series.
The Ganzfield series is an addicting, fast-paced, sexy, and hilarious YA series that I can’t get enough of. Accused is the fourth book in the series and it’s just as entertaining as the last three. This one focuses a lot more on relationships and less on a big bad guy – though there’s still a bad guy, it’s not so much a he, as it is a them (and a she).

As the title alludes, Accused starts with Maddie in the midst of some legal drama. As the story progresses, there are the occasional minder gatherings, fire-starting sparks, and good ol’ Trevor being as romantic as ever. Accused is much more character-driven than the previous installments, but this allows for a great deal of character growth.

Maddie and Trevor grow individually, and as a couple. Their relationship strengthens even more – didn’t think that was even possible – as they go through hell together. The secondary characters aren’t around as much as they usually are, but we get to see a very pregnant Rachel and get glimpses of the next generation of G-positives through her very talented, yet-to-be-born baby. Seth is around a bit more and I loved it. His big brother relationship with Maddie is cute and protective, and his dry humor lightens the mood.

Accused is another wonderful installment in a perfectly executed series. Kate Kaynak has delivered yet another fresh tale with endearing and entertaining characters, a storyline that continues to thicken, and a romance that has found a way to sizzle without fail. Accused has whet my appetite for even more G-positive adventures and I’m wicked excited to see exactly where Maddie will go next and what will happen in her future.

Opening line: “We’re going to Aruba.” ~ pg. 1

Favorite lines/passages: When would someone’s first thought be something like, “How could a mind-reader save Christmas?” ~ pg. 20
And this fantastic one:
Did Hallmark have a card for losing your virginity? Maybe there was an untapped market there. ~ pg. 142
*This is the ARC version and lines, pages, cover art may differ from final copy
*This review is my honest opinion and I received no monetary compensation from it.

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BrittLit said...

I really need to read this series, especially if book 4 is just as good as the rest. Thanks for the great review, I'll check this out too!

Disgruntled Bear (Kate Kaynak) said...

Thanks for reviewing, Nikki!

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