The Queen’s Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler

August 25, 2017 by David McCanFantasy | No Comments

I listened to the audiobook version of The Queen’s Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler, read by Kate Rudd. The story opens with the Duke of Kiskaddon returning home from battle. His side was victorious, but there was a small problem, or rather a major problem. At a crucial point in the battle, …

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The Line by Bob Mayer

August 16, 2017 by David McCanThriller | No Comments

The Line by Bob Mayer was a fun read, or rather I should say listen.  I listened to the audio version of the book on my phone. From the beginning, I was hooked. It is a military thriller and the writing and use of military jargon made it seem authentic. …

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Camino Island by John Grisham

July 28, 2017 by David McCanLiterary | No Comments

Camino Island by John Grisham is an easy to read book. The characters are interesting and the story has a lot of promise. After the rather long beginning, the story draws the reader in and it is a light, fun read. That earns the story 3 stars, but I expect …

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The Gifting by K.E. Ganshert

July 9, 2017 by David McCanScience Fiction | No Comments

“According to science, humans have no souls. There is no afterlife or guardian angels or ghosts or spirits or anything at all supernatural. Our world is purely physical. The government has systematically removed God from society.” So begins The Gifting by K.E. Ganshert, a dystopian science fiction story where “science won.” …

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The Enhanced by T.C. Edge

June 25, 2017 by David McCanScience Fiction | No Comments

I enjoyed reading The Enhanced by T.C. Edge. It is the first book of a series. The story takes place in the city of Haven which is a relatively safe place in a world that has been decimated by nuclear war. It is a class-based society. At the top are …

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Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti

June 14, 2017 by David McCanFantasy | No Comments

I’m a big Scott Westerfeld fan and was pretty psyched to start reading Zeroes. It is the story about 6 teenagers who each have a unique, special power. I wouldn’t call them “super powers,” though they were pretty cool: Flicker is blind but can see through other people’s eyes. Crash …

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The Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz by Michael Bornstein

May 6, 2017 by Cindy McCanHistorical Fiction | No Comments

Michael Bornstein was 4 years old when he was rescued from Auschwitz by Russian soldiers on January 27, 1945, which made him one of the youngest Auschwitz survivors.  A few days later the Russians photographed the children that had been rescued to document the event.  Michael Bornstein didn’t see the …

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