As I mentioned yesterday, eight of my favorite authors will be stopping by over the next week to share their favorite reads of the last year!
Kate Kaynak is the author of Minder (Ganzfield #1):
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...
As for my favorite reads of the past year (spoiler-free-ish):
MOCKINGJAY by Suzanne Collins
The final book in the HUNGER GAMES was can't-put-it-down amazing. Some people didn't like how the characters developed in this last book, but I thought they rang true and were all the more sympathetic and relatable.
This has an fantastic narrative voice and a wonderfully original premise. White has a wonderful sense of sixteen-year-old exuberance.
HALF-BLOOD by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I pulled this manuscript from the Spencer Hill slushpile and devoured it in a day. It's got an edgy, VAMPIRE ACADEMY vibe with a splash of the same mythological roots as Percy Jackson. It'll be released in September, and the sequel, PURE, is just as OMG awesome.
I hadn't heard of Half-Blood before, but it sounds AMAZING and I'm so glad Kate brought it to my attention! I think I'm actually going to start reading Paranormalcy (at last!) right now, and Mockingjay is on tap for Spring Break!
Thanks so much for sharing, Kate!
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