The iCandidate

The Michael Bennit Series

Young Adult - Action
359 Pages
Reviewed on 07/30/2014
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Author Biography

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Mikael Carlson is the award winning author of the Michael Bennit Series and the political thriller, The Eyes of Others. You can find him at

The Michael Bennit Series (in order)

1. The iCandidate
2. The iCongressman
3. The iSpeaker
4. The iAmerican

Mikael is a proud U.S. Army Paratrooper and recently retired from the Rhode Island Army National Guard. Academically, he graduated with a Master of Arts in American History in 2010. He also graduated with a B.S. in International Business from Marist College in 1996.

He was raised in New Milford, Connecticut and currently lives in his birthplace of nearby Danbury.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Samantha Rivera for Readers' Favorite

Mr. Bennitt isn’t your average high school history teacher. He’s a teacher determined to make a difference in his students’ lives and the lives of everyone in America. What begins as a simple bet with his students over their grades turns into something much bigger than any of them could have ever imagined. Running an entire political campaign with no true opinions on the issues and no face-to-face meetings with constituents may seem like a set-up to fail, but it’s actually a match made in heaven for the socially connected world we live in. The iCandidate by Mikael Carlson is the story of a man who is determined to teach a lesson to the masses.

Michael Bennitt is the type of character anyone can relate to. He’s a seemingly normal man with his own quirks and failings, just like everyone else, but he’s also a driven man. He’s someone who is determined that the world really could be a better place if the American people were only willing to stand up and do things rather than sit back and allow things to happen. Unfortunately for all of us, standing up and doing means putting down the social media we all love so much. But it doesn’t mean putting down this amazing book. The iCandidate is one of the best books that I have read in a long time and the characters and twists will keep you reading long into the night. I will recommend this book to my friends and family and I'm sure anyone else who reads it will do the same.


The iCandidate was a great read! The iCongressman is just as good! I highly recommend both of them! I am hopeful there will be another. Maybe someday there will be a movie!


I can't wait for part three!