Wednesday, December 7, 2011

If You're a fan of Dan Brown... You Won't be of this

I enjoy conspiracy theory as much as the next guy, but Sigmund Brouwer's, "The Canary List," just doesn't quite do it for me. This review may start out horrible, but in all honesty, it gets a whole lot better towards the end.

"The Canary List" is the story of young 12 year old girl, Jaimie, who can feel darkness coming for her, she can literally feel the presence of evil. As a foster child, she trusts no one except her psychiatrist and her teacher and after an exceptionally hard night she turns to her teacher Mr. Grey for help and gets him in a world of trouble. A chain of events is set in motion and in order to clear his name, win back his son, and help Jaimie, Mr. Grey must get to the bottom of whatever Jaimie's "gift" is, and why the Vatican is trying to get involved.

The plot has too many twists and turns to list in such a small review, but I can guarantee you it is indeed a roller coaster ride. I started off hating the book until about page 100. After that I became hopelessly addicted, and I too, wanted to discover Jaimie's gift and figure out why the Vatican needed her help. If you can bear to have a slow start then I recommend this book. It's not nearly as complex as Dan Brown's work but it around the same ally.

Oh and one other thing, the ending is superb which alone makes up for the fact that the book starts off by being so droll and weird. Just wait til you learn what the canary list really is!

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

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