Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Book Review: Operative (Ganzfield, #5) by Kate Kaynak

Title: Operative (Ganzfield, #5)
Author: Kate Kayank
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
ARC, 231 pages
Date Published: March 15, 2012
Source: Publisher
Description (Taken from Goodreads):
Maddie and the rest of the team must catch the person selling classified information to terrorists--before they become the targets.

Five books into a series, a reader tends to develop some expectations about writing and characters and storyline. I’m happy to say that Kate Kaynak has no clue how to disappoint. Operative has just as much action, just as much depth, and the fantastic storytelling that I’m come to expect from the Ganzfield series.

The last book left off on a bit of a cliffhanger. It ended with a bang and I wasn’t sure what to expect after. Well, Operative was not what I expected at all, but it was so much better than I imagined. Sure, Maddie and Trevor can be somewhat cheesy, but they are totally THAT couple. They’re ridiculously in love, so they’re allowed to be a little cheesy sometimes.

Aside from the cheesy, Kaynak throws in tons of action in an entirely new setting. Some of the Ganzfield group heading off on a military trip to Germany sounds kind of strange (and it is), but it makes total sense in the grand scheme of things. The purple monkey spy they discover, which also sounds very strange (it soooo is), is just one of the great new twists that are thrown in. Even if I told you to expect the unexpected, you’ll still be surprised by Operative.

The characters we’ve all grown to love are still present, but the new characters add another layer to the complicated world that Maddie is still growing into. She’s a leader now and she’s falling into that role fairly well. Obviously everything can’t be sunshine and rainbows because sunshine and rainbows, while pretty, are BORING. And as readers, we do not like boring; and it seems that Kate Kaynak does not like boring either.

Operative is another chapter in a twisting, turning, deliciously addicting series. Each book in the Ganzfield series has resparked my love for the story and while I know it’s coming to a close, I’m dying for the next book and to find out where things go from here…especially with the sneak peek chapter of Soulmate because that is INSANE!

Opening line: Trevor’s gone. ~ pg. 1

Favorite lines/passages: Telepathy made it harder to despise people for their sharp edges – I now saw how those edges had been cut into them. ~ pg. 68

*This is the ARC version and lines, pages, cover art may differ from final copy  

I'm wavering between 4.5 and 5
*This review is my honest opinion and I received no monetary compensation from it.

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Disgruntled Bear (Kate Kaynak) said...

Thanks for reviewing, Nikki! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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