Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Canary List by Sigmund Brouwer Review


 The Canary List: A Novel

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 Jaimie’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.
Paperback: 304 pages
Published: June 21st 2011 by WaterBrook Press

ISBN: 0307446468 (ISBN13: 9780307446466)
primary language: English
My Review:

I don't normally read Christian novels but the cover and the synopsis of this book caught my attention. I'm glad I picked this book to read. I enjoyed the plot and the twists and turns it took along the way. I found the characters easy to relate to and understand. I truly felt for Crockett throughout the story due to his overwhelming loss in his life. I could feel his emotions come through in the way the story was written and loved his way of thinking things through. 

There was plenty of mystery and suspense throughout and I found myself wondering what could possibly happen next. I was always surprised when something happened that I never even thought of. The thought of witchcraft and demons gives you a lot to think about and maybe even have you questioning if they do really exist. You don't have to be a Christian to read this book and understand what is going on. A lot of the religious aspect is explained along the way because the main character Crockett is a non believer. In no way is this book trying to convert anyone either.
There were several spots in the story where items were described as having words in Latin or something was being said in Latin. I still have no idea what they meant because it was never said in the book. I feel that I need to look it up because maybe some things would make more since to me. I was also left at the end of the book wanting more. I have no idea where the characters ended up. The ending was left totally open with no true closure. I guess for now I will have to imagine what happened and make it my own happy ending. 

All in all I would say this was an engaging read and I would recommend it to others. I give it a 3 out of 5.

You can purchase this book through Amazon  or Barnes and Noble

Learn more about the author Sigmund Brouwer Here


I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. The review is my true opinion and I was not compensated in any way.


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