Thursday, August 1, 2013

Happy Release Day, CANARY! (And Win an Annotated Copy!)

Today is Canary's birthday, and I'm over the moon with excitement that you're all finally able to read it!

About Canary:

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.

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Praise for Canary:

"A searing and tender portrait of the complexities of high school friendships, dating and privilege. CANARY is a testament to the power of hard-won truths."
~Daisy Whitney, author of THE MOCKINGBIRDS and WHEN YOU WERE HERE

"The subtle way Rachele Alpine addresses love, loss, popularity, and friendship makes this book a realistic and arresting read. For anyone who ever struggled with frenemies and fitting in, CANARY is an important addition to contemporary YA discussions."
~Jennifer Brown, author of THE HATE LIST

"In an engrossing, carefully unfolding drama, sophomore Kate Franklin adjusts to a new school, a powerful set of friends and a family that is falling apart...Overall, a sophisticated, evocative portrait of a teen girl finding her place among peers and family. (Fiction. 14-18)"

"Rachele Alpine's CANARY sings the truth about what happens when we put our high school heroes on a pedestal and give them the power to act like villains."
~Erin Jade Lange, author of BUTTER

"Alpine’s Canary is a deeply-felt, poignant account of someone trying to find strength in a world that has hurled its worst at her. Alpine has created a compelling narrator in Kate and the challenges she must face are both realistic and heartbreaking."
~Colleen Clayton, author of WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

I'm giving away an annotated ARC to celebrate the release.  It's full of secrets, comments, and doodles! All the good stuff you wouldn't know unless you had this copy of the book!  Enter to win below...the contest runs until midnight on August 14.  Good luck!

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I can't believe that today is finally here, and I'm so thankful to all of you who have been along for the journey!  Happy reading!


Holly Bryan said...

Woohoo, happy book birthday, CANARY!!! And happy release day, Rachele!! I'm so happy for you!! I haven't told you yet but I finished it in 2 days -- L.O.V.E. Love love LOVE!!!!! OMG it was SO GOOD, Rachele! My heart ached but also swelled with hope, I bawled, I laughed, I felt sadness but also joy, I marked so many gorgeous uses of the English language it's not even funny... it was absolutely amazing and I am SO GLAD that I read it! I'll be writing a review for Goodreads/Amazon/etc soon, I promise!! Lots of love, hugs and kisses on your big day!!!

The Blogger Girlz said...

Happy book birthday, Rachele! I'm so happy for you, CONGATS!!!!! :) <3


Suzanne Warr said...

Sounds like a fantastic book! Glad I stumbled on Peggy's tweet about it and can joine that fan-wagon!

Jeigh said...

I can't wait to read it! Reading it with insider information would be even better! Congratulations!

Theresa Milstein said...

What a great opportunity! Congrats on your release day.

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