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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?
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Overview

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?
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Editorial Reviews

Brandi Kosiner
"5/5: Legacy keeps the break-neck pacing that Adversary had, and I am constantly surprised by what happens. Her writing is superb, eliciting the whole range of emotions. These are the characters that I love, I am invested in them. When they laugh, so do I. I hate who they hate, am in suspense with them. The world at Ganzfield is well thought out, believable, and complex... This is an amazing series of books that I highly recommend, and Legacy did not disappoint in the slightest."
Looksie Lovitz
"5/5: The Ganzfield series is pure perfection. There is nothing that could make this series better. In short, Kate Kaynak is awesome. If you haven't picked up this series, you must be insane! It's the kind of story that latches onto your brain and won't let go. It leaves you wondering and wanting more. Definitely pick up this book when it comes out January 28th, 2011. This series just gets better and better. Read it, read it, read it!"
Maria Perez
"The Trevor/Maddie love story is probably one of the reasons I am so infatuated with this series. I just find it so believable and beautiful... I am now and forever will be a Kate Kaynak fan. I love her writing style and I love her story ideas. The Ganzfield Series is one that I am enjoying so much, and I can't wait to read # 4 - Accused."
Siobhan Phinn
"Legacy was just amazing; I have absolutely nothing negative to say about it... There are twists and turns, as well as the romance, danger and adventure that the others have. If you are wanting a series that will capture your full imagination, spend hours reading without stopping and will keep to thinking even after you have finished the books, then these are the books for you."
Brandi Kosiner
"5/5: Legacy keeps the break-neck pacing that Adversary had, and I am constantly surprised by what happens. Her writing is superb, eliciting the whole range of emotions. These are the characters that I love, I am invested in them. When they laugh, so do I. I hate who they hate, am in suspense with them. The world at Ganzfield is well thought out, believable, and complex... This is an amazing series of books that I highly recommend, and Legacy did not disappoint in the slightest."
Looksie Lovitz
"5/5: The Ganzfield series is pure perfection. There is nothing that could make this series better. In short, Kate Kaynak is awesome. If you haven't picked up this series, you must be insane! It's the kind of story that latches onto your brain and won't let go. It leaves you wondering and wanting more. Definitely pick up this book when it comes out January 28th, 2011. This series just gets better and better. Read it, read it, read it!"
Maria Perez
"The Trevor/Maddie love story is probably one of the reasons I am so infatuated with this series. I just find it so believable and beautiful... I am now and forever will be a Kate Kaynak fan. I love her writing style and I love her story ideas. The Ganzfield Series is one that I am enjoying so much, and I can't wait to read # 4 - Accused."
Siobhan Phinn
"Legacy was just amazing; I have absolutely nothing negative to say about it... There are twists and turns, as well as the romance, danger and adventure that the others have. If you are wanting a series that will capture your full imagination, spend hours reading without stopping and will keep to thinking even after you have finished the books, then these are the books for you."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984531141
  • Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
  • Publication date: 1/27/2011
  • Series: Ganzfield Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 887,433
  • Age range: 14 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate Kaynak was born and raised in New Jersey, but she managed to escape. Her Yale degree says she was a psych major, but she had WAY too much fun to have paid attention in class. She and her husband live in New Hampshire with their three kids, where Kaynak enjoys reading, writing, and fighting crime with her amazing superpowers.
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  • Posted March 15, 2013

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    Keeps getting better!! I am so torn right now, between taking a

    Keeps getting better!!

    I am so torn right now, between taking a breather and processing everything I just read in this book and just doing this now. So many feelings spinning around that I don't want to slip away. *Sigh* ... here we go. This book, no more like this whole freakin' series is such a roller coaster of the feels. This is in no way me complaining here!!

    First off I appreciate the fact that instead of steady info dumps in the fist couple chapters to kind of "remind you" of what happened in the first two books like most do, Kate Kaynak writes us up a few page "refresher" to remind us what sparks and charms and minders, etc all are and who has what ability and a couple of lines about everyone and what happened to them in Adversary. It's awesome! That way we just get straight into the story. And it's here, before the story even continues that I first cracked up. The way she started it all with the "Previously, at Ganzfield..." Okay, maybe I'm easily amused but...it's funny!

    And then there's Maddie and Trevor's new pet names for each other "Freak" and "Four Hands". Trust me it's cute and humorous. But it's not all fun and laughter. In true Ganzfield style there's quite a bit of sadness in this one as well. Trevor just cannot catch a break.

    We have an epic battle. Epic betrayal in the worst way possible. There's some new people to love. Some new people to despise. And just when you start to think "More people? But there's so many to remember already!" Don't worry some will be taken out of the equation for you! I'm telling you this book is a yo-yo of emotions. And I am so addicted!

    I am still loving this series immensely and am looking forward to continuing on with Accused. Box of tissues in hand...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 13, 2011

    YA Bound

    There is no down time for Maddie. From book to book, I keep thinking this poor girl will catch a break, but drama and bad guys just seek her out. I loved where this story started out. With the title, cover, and then with what Maddie and Trevor were sneaking off to do (no spoilers!) my mouth hit the floor. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Of course, I kept waiting for Kaynak to reveal something--anything else going on. I'll let you discover the secret. It wasn't what I expected. I was relieved, but at the same time, desperate for another character.

    The characters in the Ganzfield series are what makes these books so unforgettable. As much as I love Maddie and Trevor, I enjoy the other characters' stories and their dilemmas equally. They aren't simply supporting characters, while the main characters have the starring role, each play a vital role and has an amazingly unique story. A favorite from the second book, Zack, is back, and I'm so excited about where his journey is leading. He's just awesome. Team Zack!

    The gang faces off with Isaiah, the main villain, but a new bad guy is introduced. Whoa, I have to say, as creepy as Isaiah is, this new villain, yeah, Kaynak knows how to write an evil all girls can relate to. This is one character Maddie will hunt down personally. Although we're left wanting more, and need more, I think this third installment wraps up, giving us closure on the happenings throughout, while starting a new story to continue the series. And I can't wait.

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  • Posted February 14, 2011

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    It feels absolutely wonderful to be able to go back and visit all of my favorite characters from the Ganzfield series! Without being completely spoiler-ish, can I just say that Zack is back! I absolutely adored his snarky attitude in Adversary and was sad to see him go... so, it was a pleasant surprise to have him back in the series. I have to say he wasn't quite as snarky as he was before, but I think he's just calming down from the bold character that he was when we last saw him - when things between him and Maddie got a little out of control.

    Along with Zack coming to Ganzfield, we have a new villian as well. Actually, witch with a capital "B" would be a better description, but I am attempting to be nice! There's also all of our other favorite characters making their return to the story as well - including Drew! As if there is any need to point this out ... Kate keeps the characters true to themselves and they never stray from who they truly are.

    The story starts out with a shocking scene that makes you go, "Wait! What?! I thought they never..." Leave it to Kate to make me almost have a stroke within the first chapter! But things are resolved and the story continues. Like its predecessors, Legacy is full of internal struggles as well as external, leaving you with no downtime whatsoever. It seems like Maddie just can't get any breaks between figuring herself out and fighting the bad guys - but when she does get a break, she has Trevor ... and we always love to read about those two. They're an adorable couple without being overly cheesy in any way.

    Overall, Legacy definitely lived up to the standards that I have now set for the Ganzfield series. It was just as wonderful and emotionally draining (not in a bad way) as Minder and Adversary. As soon as I sat down with this one, it had me and didn't let go until the end. I can't wait for the fourth installment, Accused, that's coming out in August.

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  • Posted January 31, 2011

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    Legacy is the Best Ganzfield Yet

    Legacy picks up with Maddie just barely escaping the grasp of Isaiah and learning that her connection with Trevor runs much deeper than even they thought. The two are back at Ganzfield, minus several friends who lost their lives in the last battle, but with more new residents in their stead. Isaiah is still out there, still hunting down other G-positives, and the Ganzfield crew won't stand for his murder. They devise a plan to draw Isaiah out once and for all, but nothing ever really goes according to plan and a few deaths are almost expected..but is a birth?

    Kate Kaynak gets better with each book and I can easily say that Legacy is my favorite in the series thus far. It is a bit slower than the rapid craziness that was Adversary, but I enjoyed getting to know the characters more. Trevor's family life is interesting and seeing how he fits into it really adds some depth to him. His grandfather Archer is so sweet and I love how he holds on to the idea that he may be more than just a regular guy.

    The new characters that pop up around Ganzfield are fun to get to know as well. Maddie's relationship with Rachel becomes more of a true friendship and I have to say her minder girl-talk with Ann cracked me up. As did many of Maddie's jokes.New Jersey once again becomes a punch-line. But at the center of it are Maddie and Trevor. Their love story still holds strong in this one, but a little wrench gets thrown in. I can't lie, I like a little tension, but the way they handle it all just makes me smile. Their love story is one that I can really get behind.

    Legacy is on wild ride with new characters, unexpected twists, and that evil guy Isaiah still wreaking havoc. If you're looking for some great character growth (along with some snarky Maddie) then Legacy aims to please. Be prepared though, it can be upsetting. A little death, a little anger, and a lot of me wanting to slap a few different girls for various reasons = great job, Kate! It's a good thing Accused comes out this year because I really don't want to wait that long for it.

    Opening line: Trevor and I had wanted to wait until dark to steal the car, but that would've been too late. ~ pg. 1

    Favorite lines: Where could we get a nun's habit? I'd never enjoyed the voyeuristic aspect of telepathy - having a front-row seat to other people's sex fantasies made my stomach clench. Most of the time, it was just.gross. Not to mention poorly lit, with bad acting and stilted dialogue. ~ pgs. 31-32

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  • Posted January 12, 2011

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    Legacy by Kate Kaynak - Thrilling & Witty!

    If you are a follower of the Kate Kaynak's Ganzfield Series, you are going to LOVE book three, Legacy!

    Legacy picks up with the Ganzfield group of students with superpower abilities returning to the Ganzfield compound after a massive tragedy. Many other Ganzfield alumni and relatives are flocking to the compound to avoid the wrath of Isaiah, who is out to murder anyone with similar abilities as well as steal their supplies of ability-enhancing "dodecamine". Supply is running out for Isaiah and he's out for quick, calculated revenge. This threat brings in new characters with different combinations of abilities as well as returning characters, like the minders Ann and Zack, and the bombshell, Belinda. Kate Kaynak is turning up the heat with added romances and personality clashes and just when you think the battle is over, she throws in a new twist!




    Legacy is a perfect combination of supernatural teen romance, friendship, and exhilarating thrills. Kate Kaynak unleashes yet again her superpower "charm" ability to grab hold of your mind and take you on a hair-raising, mind-scrambling, emotional ride. She'll have you holding your breath in fear one minute, then exhaling it with and out-loud laugh at one of her characters' zingers!

    "Mom...The pain and wordless accusation in her eyes stopped me and I sighed. I guess every parent has a moment when she realizes that her little girl is all grown up and wants to hunt killer telepaths. Outside, Seth cracked up."

    and

    From outside, Seth's exasperation came through. Geez, Maddie! You aren't one to talk" For eight months we've all had heads full of , "Ooh, Trevor's so amazing!" "Trevor's so handsome!" "Trevor's my perfect soulmate!" His mental voice whined with falsetto parody. [...] I wish I could shield. Ann was still embarrassed. I wish Seth could, I thought sourly.

    "I'd still be able to talk, Maddie!" came the thin sound of a shout from outside.

    I loved Legacy and for a third book in a series it didn't disappoint. I loved it as much as Adversary and can't wait for Accused to come out next summer. As much as I love the thrills, my favorite parts were the "girl-talk" between Ann and Maddie, the relief I felt with Zach in charge, and Trevor protecting Maddie while she sleeps (dying to leak out a spoiler here - but you'll just have to read it for yourself!) Will Ann and Maddie stay friends? Will their compound remain safe? Will Maddie and Trevor be able to remain in their four-armed loving embrace? What will happen with Rachel? Will we "see" more of Seth?

    Thank you, Kate for my ARC of Legacy! Your "abilities" improve with every book - Williamson would be proud! May you never run out of "dodecamine"!

    I give Legacy ***** 5 Stars!

    You can get your copy of Legacy here.

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  • Posted December 17, 2010

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    So, I feel like one of the luckiest people right now, not only did I receive an ARC of Legacy by Kate Kaynak (what? did you say you don't know what I am talking about? are you living under a rock? Nah, just kidding. But seriously, you are missing out big time and you should read my reviews and buy it NOW!) Hem, I was saying... I received a copy, it is signed and personalized! AND my reviews from Minder and Adversary are quoted!) Plus, I think that I am the first to publish a review :)

    Legacy starts out with a letter to the reader and it had me laughing before the book even began--
    "I know there is a fine line between 'I know this already' and 'Who's that guy, and how did he set that thing on fire.'" Classic :)
    It starts out with me on the edge of my seat-- wondering when that happened-- when you read you will know exactly what I mean. But it is not what I thought at first and it does add more complications and things to consider.

    Kate also gave my imagination many hot things to consider with a few well placed scenes- but she still kept it very clean! (Can't speak for what went on in my head after, lol)

    There is a new despicable character introduced and it arises interest as to how she is crucial to the plot. Kate writes her wonderfully, I automatically want to smack her right along with Maddie.
    "I still held his arm- it gave my hand something to do besides smack people"
    I also like Archer, he is funny, warm and genuine. Plus, he uses words like neat-o. He plays a part in the story that I didn't see coming. That is the thing with Legacy, it is so rich and I love seeing glimpses into the side characters and learning more about their story. Of course the main focus is on Maddie, and it is awesome to be in her head. But characters like Rachel and Matilda just make this story amazing.

    There are some heartbreaking passages, but Kate handles them with care. Grief and healing processes are explored, and it shows that love and support really can do wonders. The themes of second chances and redemption are also sprinkled in and I love to see worthy characters who have made mistakes be able to step up and change.

    Legacy keeps the break-neck pacing that Adversary had, and I am constantly surprised by what happens. Her writing is superb, eliciting the whole range of emotions. These are the characters that I love, I am invested in them. When they laugh, so do I. I hate who they hate, are in suspense with them. The world at Ganzfield is well thought out, believable, and complex.

    The relationships in this book are amazing, whether they are romantic, parent/child, or friendship. There are examples of how it should be, how dysfunction can really hurt others.

    Miscellaneous awesome (non-spoiler) quotes:
    "Holy Crap!..."
    The expression bothered Hannah but she concluded that taking the name of poop in vain wasn't really blasphemous."
    "You seem to know a lot about Star Wars Maddie..."
    "Doesn't everyone? Isn't is a component of cultural literacy? Like Shakespeare? Or um.... the Bible?"
    "It's like bowling... only with blow torches"

    All I wanted to do was sit here and read, and was mad at real life and sleep when it interrupted my reading time. This is an amazing series of books that I highly recommend, and Legacy did not disappoint in the slightest, except when it ended and I NEED more. (And the preview chapter Kate, come on, awesome writing, but SUSPENSE!)

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