The best flapper era book since The Great Gatsby. -Entrada Book Reviews
Ms. Ficklin does an amazing job of transporting one back to this era and fans will not be disappointed! One can almost hear the big band striking up a swanky tune, smell the taboo libations of the speakeasy clubs, and see the glittering gowns of dames dressed to the nines. She weaves in these details so seamlessly it is not cumbersome, making this an incredibly fun read! -InD'tale Magazine
In 1920s Manhattan, fair-haired, white mobster's daughter Masie Schultz is the embodiment of a flapper: she's reckless, fearless, and bold. Despite her brazen bravado, she's treated as little more than a commodity to either be traded or displayed as needed. When her father hires Benny, a kindhearted and loyal young man, to be her bodyguard, the chemistry is undeniable. However, as the danger around Masie and her family intensifies, will Benny be able to keep her safe and ultimately help her escape her dangerous life? Ficklin's offering paints a vivid picture of the Jazz Age, dropping details of glamorous flappers and raucous speak-easies, and it boasts cameos from Zelda Fitzgerald and Lucky Luciano. The role of women is explored, with a keen eye to their lack of choices; alongside these issues, there are also some rather intense scenes of physical abuse against women. Benny and Masie's romance is formulaic however, most romance aficionados should find the starry-eyed glances and lush historical details swoonworthy. -Kirkus Reviews
If I had to pick only one book to read this fall it would be The Canary Club. There is no review that I can write that can share the pure joy I got from reading this beauty. Benny and Masie were so likeable and well written that I quickly forgot that I was reading a YA novel, and the mature content that this tale covers (rape, teen delinquency, abusive parents, sexual desire, etc.) really gives credit to interests and maturity levels of it's YA audience. Without question, I think that this is one of those rare titles that effortlessly defies categorization and can be easily enjoyed by adults and teen readers alike. -Minimac Reviews
Canary Club pulls all the punches with witty writing, action at every turn, interesting characters, and intriguing dialogue that will make you tempted to keep reading from the first page onward. Overall, a satisfying conclusion to a well-rounded story.
- Marissa Vine for RomCon Reviews
This is one of my favourite books of the year. Please grab a copy! Canary Club it's stunning. It will suck you in, play with your heart and spit you out the other end. I highly recommend! -Words Of The Roses Reviews