The Canary Club (Canary Club #1) by Sherry D. Ficklin

The Canary Club (Canary Club #1)

“Bad Luck” Benny is a fella from the wrong side of the tracks. Recently released from jail, he has vowed to keep his head down and stay out of trouble. But he also needs to care for his ailing sister and the rest of his struggling family, and he’ll do anything to make that happen—even if it means taking a position with a notorious crime boss. He soon finds himself in over his head—and worse still—falling for the one dame on earth he s...

Details The Canary Club (Canary Club #1)

TitleThe Canary Club (Canary Club #1)
Release DateOct 16th, 2017
PublisherClean Teen Publishing
GenreYoung Adult, Historical, Historical Fiction, Romance, Fiction

Reviews The Canary Club (Canary Club #1)

  • Sara
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.A very YA look into the world of prohibition era New York, with a dash of gangsters and a frothy romance thrown in.Canary Club follows 'Bad Luck' Benny - fresh out of jail, and Maisie, daughter of the local 'mob' boss who Benny ends up working for. Maisie is head strong, like her father, yet vows not to follow in his footsteps. Benny is determined to keep on the right side of the law...
  • Amanda
    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and Crimson Tree Publishing. All opinions are my own.When I recently read Bright Young Things I mentioned in my review that I didn't think there were enough gangsters in that book. Well with The Canary Club my wish was granted! When I spied a book up for request by Sherry Ficklin that was also set in the 1920's, I couldn't request it fast enough! I remembered how much I absolutely loved Queen of Somed...
  • Jessica (Book_Obsessed_Jess)
    Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.The Canary Club is set in prohibition era NYC and is filled to the brim with flappers, corrupt cops, and gangsters. Are you intrigued yet? You should be.The story picks up when "Bad Luck” Benny is released from jail. Initially he vows to "keep his head down," but he also must care for his sickly sister as well as provide for his family...
  • Anna Mcguire
    So first off I was giving an ARC in exchange for an honest review.All opinions are mine and mine alone no other opinions were considered while writing this. I read the back story to each of the characters and I was enthralled and could not wait for the full book. The story is set in 1920 New York. It has all the glitz and glamour of Art Deco New York. You feel like you're walking through New York with flappers everywhere. The story is about gangs...
  • Nely Cab
    Just wow! Review coming soon. Add this to your TBR!
  • Moira
    Number of pages: 325Number of times read (including the time before this review): 1Rating (out of five stars): 1.5Release Date: October 19th 2017*Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy in exchange for a review. My opinions are honest and my own.I requested this one on a whim thinking I wouldn’t get accepted. I was genuinely interested in the premise, but I thought the setting of the 1920s wouldn’t work for me. In the en...
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  • Cianna Sunshine & Mountains Book Reviews
    Outstanding! Sherry Ficklin has long been a favorite author of mine since the day she hooked me with the Queen series, and then left me crying in tiny pieces. She's a master of the craft, and she can totally emerge you in any genre she chooses but my favorite is historical fiction and The Canary Club brings us into my favorite genre crafted by an amazing writer. I adore Masie. The glimpses we got of characters and their stories in the novellas we...
  • Kathy-Lynn Cross
    As I stare at the last line, “Is it 1927 or 2017?” I was giving an ARC in exchange for an honest review.After reading the Canary Club stories, Gilded Cage, All that Glitters, & Nothing Gold, I couldn’t wait to see how everyone’s lives would tie together. Masie and Benny’s story collides during the era of fast talking dames, loud jazz, and bootleg gin. Masie Scholtz is tough but classy, sassy but smart, she doesn’t take lip from no one...
  • Sherry Ficklin
    This is my book, so, of course I'm quite biased. I do hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! And be sure to grab the prequel series on sale now, Glitter and Gold: A Canary Club Anthology!
  • Caitlyn
    This'll be a review in compendious notes:1. I preferred Masie over Benny as she was the fatter, richer character (in the figurative sense) and her character conflict more absorbing: is she as delicate, fragile, as her father regarded her depressed mother? Does she share her father's compulsions for sin and cruel vice? How much will she sacrifice to keep her own hands—and those of her brother, friend, father, and the boy she loves—from filth?2...
  • Delia Devin
    Thank you to NetGalley and Crimson Tree Publishing for providing me with an ARC in exchange of an honest review.When I think about historical fiction, my mind wanders to a time before real toilets existed. It went over my head that the genre does not only include a time before both world wars but also a time like the roaring 20s. In Canary Club, we follow "Bad Luck" Benny who emerged from the wrong side of town, fresh out of jail for a crime he d...
  • Tânia
    Read from October 12th to October 25thPlot: After three months in jail for a crime he didn’t commit, Benjamin “Benny” Fleisher is back on the streets of New York. He wants to stay away from trouble, but his family is going through difficult times –and to make everything worse is little sister is very sick and in need of special medical care. When no respectable business gives Benny an opportunity to earn an honest salary, Benny finds hims...
  • Alyssa
    [I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.] DNF at 56% "I wish I could be more like the other Joes, beating the streets with wild dreams of striking it rich in the market or becoming the next Broadway darling. They flood in by the train full, with stars in their eyes and holes in their shoes. But dreams are for suckers and con artists, and this city has more than enough of both." Let me just say this before I lay ou...
  • Rebecca
    Read in full on my blog: https://rebeccafeleciahickman.wordpre...Benny, recently released from prison, is forced to take a job with a notorious crime boss to support his struggling family. He finds himself being drawn further and further into the underbelly of New York and finds himself falling for Masie, the beautiful strong-willed daughter of his boss. Canary Club is a story of star crossed lovers – the Romeo and Juliet of prohibition era New...
  • Finnessa
    *Thanks to Netgalley for giving me a free copy to review*3.5 starsHaving people fear you gives you power. Having them love you gives you influence. Having both, well, that's how you build an empire.This has got to be the most refreshing setting after all the fantasy I've been reading. And that's what sold me on this story. I'm not sure there were enough gangsters, drive-bys and illegal actions to truly capture the era but I still thoroughly enjoy...
  • Nicole
    Reviewed for NetgalleySlipping into the 1920s in this period piece was a nice change of setting from everything I’ve read lately. I immediately enjoyed the descriptions of Manhattan as Benny walked its streets after getting out of prison. The scenery came alive with author Sherry Ficklin’s descriptions of the sights and sounds, the people and places, and the lingo of those prohibition days. I liked Benny too. A guy who wouldn’t have any luc...
  • Stephenee
    * I received an ARC from the author, but that in no way affects my review or opinions. *I have read the 3 novella prequels to this book and have been impatiently waiting for the full length novel since the last novella was released. I must admit that I don't usually enjoy "historical novels" but for some reason I fell in love with Author Sherry D. Ficklin and her Queen Series and that lead me to this one....and I must also admit that her writing ...
  • Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
    Read my full review at"When life makes you a criminal, only love can set you free." -BennyWhat can I say..... I'm a bit speechless as I sit here collecting my thoughts and writing this review.....First off, everything that I have read by this author makes me fan-girl every time she comes out with a new release. Ficklin has once again proven that she can make her magic show through any story or genre that s...
  • Tonja Drecker
    The time of speakeasies, the Charleston and prohibition comes to life in this thrilling drama.Benny is a good guy, trying to help his mother and siblings out. Masie is the daughter of a powerful gangster. When fate brings the two together, the chemistry is impossible to deny. But the world of crime, violence and manipulation not only makes it impossible for them to come together, it threatens to drag both of them under.Opening the first page is l...
  • Ainslee || Jest and Hearts
    3.5/5I really enjoyed this book, the 1920's are one of my favourite era's, the fashion, the language the prohibition, I love it all!the book follows two characters Benny and Maisie. Benny is from the wrong side of tow and just got out of jail, he ends up landing a gig working for a mob boss. Maisie is the daughter of them ob boss, can you guess what happens here? star-crossed loversI really enjoyed the relationship Benny and Maisie formed and how...
  • Sherri Lewis
    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest reviewWhen Benny is released from jail, where he was serving time for a crime he didn't commit, he struggles to find a job to help his destitute family. He gets offered a position working for a wealthy gangster family. He originally plans to make enough money to get their family back on track and allow his mom to stop working double shifts, and to pay for medical care for...
  • Milena
    Canary Club is YA historical set in the Roaring 20s. It was a quick and enjoyable read for the most part. I loved the setting and the time period complete with mobsters, flappers, speakeasies, and shady dealings. The characters were interesting if a tad one-dimensional. I wanted more character development and more complexity, especially from the villains. I have a soft spot for bad boys so I had high hopes for Vinnie but his character disappointe...
  • Entrada Book Review
    The Canary Club will make an impact on your that you won’t soon forget!Masie and Benny come from two completely different worlds, but through fate and a little arm twisting, they end up friends, lovers and more.This Gatsby-era book includes all the glitz and glamor with a completely real and believable story line and characters. The book periodically switches view points between Masie and Benny to show their background, thoughts and feelings. T...
  • Melissa Rothman
    Absolutely loved this book so much that I loved about it. I really got hooked by the cover, very pretty, not to mention I haven't read a good book about gangsters in the prohibition times and I find flappers., the music, and the mob boss era extremely fascinating. One of the best things I found about this book was the slang I loved reading and sometimes trying to guess what the slang ment I even had to Google some words. Mas and Benny are a odd b...
  • Rachel
    Sherry Ficklin's writing practically hums with electricity. There's an energy and a sense of expectancy in her writing and her characters that makes her writing unique. Having read all three of the prequel novellas in the Canary Club series, it was so satisfying read a full-length novel with all of the characters. And... based on the ending, I'm hoping there's more to come!Ms. Ficklin has certainly done her historical research, and has the abilit...
  • Kierstin Veldkamp
    3.5 stars I enjoyed this book. Anyone who likes the roaring 20s would. I thought the two main characters were likeable and I love when a book changes viewpoints between chapters. It had some good drama and intrigue and the set up for a sequel was a good ending. It moved at a good pace. I received this from netgalley in return for an honest review.
  • Macy Klingerman
    I received a copy of this book through NetGalley.The concept of this book sounded great. The 1920’s is a time period that I’ve always been fascinated with, so whenever I see a book set in that time, I’m always excited to pick it up. The historical aspects of this book were great. It was very easy to slip into this world and experience the story along with the characters. The gritty world of New York City mobsters was alluring, and was defin...
  • Randi (The Artist Formerly known as Guitar Chick)
    4.5 StarsThanks to NetGalley for sending me a copy.Okay, this book was so good, I don't even know what to say. I'm a sucker for prohibition era stuff, badasses, and shenanigans, and I got all of that, written wonderfully, and with good pacing. The perfect end to my summer reading stack. Bravo!
  • Amy (A Magical World of Words)
    A Magical World Of Words(Thank you so much to the publisher for sending me an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.) Guys this premise. It just screams atmosphere and sexy forbidden romance. I was so, so ready to fall in love with this book.But instead I was extremely disappointed.The writing isn't great. There's a lot of telling, and the dialogue is boring and uninspired. The story is also very rushed - a lot of scenes are skimmed ...