May 15, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (20)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where bloggers feature upcoming book releases that they're looking forward to.

This week I'm eagerly anticipating...

by Rachele Alpine

Publisher: Medallion Press
Release Date: August 1, 2013
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Staying quiet will destroy her, but speaking up will destroy everyone.

Kate Franklin’s life changes for the better when her dad lands a job at Beacon Prep, an elite private school with one of the best basketball teams in the state. She begins to date a player on the team and quickly gets caught up in a world of idolatry and entitlement, learning that there are perks to being an athlete.

But those perks also come with a price. Another player takes his power too far and Kate is assaulted at a party. Although she knows she should speak out, her dad’s vehemently against it and so, like a canary sent into a mine to test toxicity levels and protect miners, Kate alone breathes the poisonous secrets to protect her dad and the team. The world that Kate was once welcomed into is now her worst enemy, and she must decide whether to stay silent or expose the corruption, destroying her father’s career and bringing down a town’s heroes.

Canary is told in a mix of prose and verse..
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I've said before that the summary of 'Canary' reminds me of a Friday Night Lights episode. This is definitely a timely book, and while I think parts of it might be tough to read, it also sounds amazing.


  1. Huh. This one is really different than what I usually read but, I have to say, it definitely sounds intriguing. (Not a fan of the cover, though. Way too bland!!)

  2. I hadn't heard of this one. The mix of prose and verse sounds interesting. It's hard to fathom a father wanting his daughter to keep her assult a secret for the sake of a basketball team, so I'm curious how that is handled. Great pick! (Agree about the cover though. Whomp. Whomp.)
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  3. Sounds interesting. I'm curious about the mixture of prose and verse.

  4. Can't wait for Canary either! Books similar to FNL are always a plus in my book.

  5. Oh wow. This sounds heartbreaking. I can't believe I haven't heard of it before. Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. I think this one looks lovely-I'm really looking forward to giving it a try.


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