August 30, 2011

Book: The Canary List - By Sigmund Brouwer

About The Canary List:

"Protected by the dark of night, Jaimie Piper runs. But is anywhere safe when evil is hunting you? She's just a twelve-year-old girl, bumped around between foster homes and relegated to school classes for challenged kids, those lagging in their test scores or with behavioral issues. But her real problem is that she can sense something the other kids can't - something dark. Something compelling her to run for her life.

"All Crockett Grey wants is to mark the anniversary of his daughter's death alone. But, when his student Jaimie comes to him, terrified, her need for protection collides with his grief, and a tangled web of bizarre events sends them both spiraling toward destruction.

"Crockett's one hope of getting his life back is to uncover the mysterious secrets of Jamie's past and her strange gift. It isn't long before his discoveries lead him to a darker conspiracy, secrets guarded by the highest seat of power in the world - the Vatican."

My Thoughts:

This book was not my typical style and I had a hard time getting started but once I did I enjoyed the book very much. The first seventy pages or so were difficult to get through because it was jumping from character to character and more difficult to get a feel for what was going on. Once the character's connected however it was much easier to follow and more enjoyable to read because it became more of a mystery story and less of a creepy, everyone's possessed, story.

It's hard to tell you much more without giving away the story line. My only other complaint however was the ending. Just when you think you have everything figured out one character turns around on you and says nothing you understand is true. This almost sets you up for a sequel but is just weird because it leaves you wondering when it really doesn't need to. I was driving E crazy last night after I finished the book because I couldn't stop questioning what really happened even though the book was over.

Like I said, it was good and I did enjoy it but I'm not sure about how I feel about it as a whole because of the ending and my need for it to be finished when I feel like it isn't.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review

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