Friday, 20 January 2012

Book Review: Legacy by Kate Kaynak

Title: Legacy
Author: Kate Kaynak
Series: Book #3 in the Ganzfield series
Release Date: 28 January 2011
Number of pages: 280 pages
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Source: review copy provided by author
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author's Website, Amazon, Kindle storeBook Depository

Grade: 2.5 stars

Novellus malus!

Goodreads appetizer:

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 for her.

And she's about to be introduced to Trevor's grandparents.

Guess which one freaks her out the most? The Ganzfield series continues in this third instalment.

This review was originally posted at Book Lovers Inc.

My Thoughts: Kate Kaynak blew me over with Minder and I became an enthusiastic fan of the series. I enjoyed the first 2 books a lot, but Legacy left me disappointed. I was expecting as much thrill, action and excitement as I was led to expect due to the previous stories, but sadly Legacy failed in that resort. If I have to find a similar reading experience I would say it reminded me of New Moon by Stephenie Meyer in the fact that Legacy was mostly the inner gushing of Maddie and how much she is in love with Trevor and how they are each other's soulmates. I love Maddie and Trevor together, they are great, and Trevor is swoonworthy:
"Maddie", his voice became serious, "I'm going to spend the rest of my life with you. And as much as I want both of our families to give us their blessings, in the end, the only person's opinion that truly matters to me is yours."
And yes, they really share an incredibly harmonious relationship, but I found the constant repetitions grating on my nerves.

The world Kate Kaynak created for the series is fascinating, the different talents people have and how they learn to use them is amazing. But not much happens in Legacy, the  big face off with Isaiah the Nemesis of the previous books takes place less than 50 pages before the end of the 280 pages (and lasts about 15 pages). It didn't feel as climactic as I thought the huge fight with the mega villain would. It was over before it began, so Kate Kaynak didn't have me worked up, and all my nails remained intact.

Verdict: I was sad that after the great thrill the previous books were Legacy fell short, but I hope it fulfilled its role of "filling story" and that Accused, book #4 in the series will be back with the usual thrill and action, I'm looking forward to some nail biting action!

Plot: 6/10
Characters: 6/10
Writing: 7/10
Ending: 6/10
Cover: 8/10

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