Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday: Canary by Rachele Alpine (11)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly book meme where we get to let everyone know about what books we are eagerly anticipating the release of. WoW is hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine.

This week I'm waiting on...

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.

Told in a mix of prose AND verse? I'm sold. And the premise itself really intrigues me. It will be released August 1st.

What are YOU waiting on?



  1. I've seen this book around a little bit and it sounds good, Great choice :)

    My WoW

  2. Yikes...I don't know if I can handle this one. I can already tell I'm going to despise the dad. Will look forward to your review when you read it.

    1. I know, I am not going to like that aspect. I imagine myself punching pillows as I read it, lol. :P Thanks!


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