I'm Waiting On Canary by Rachele Alpine

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to shine a spotlight on upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!

This week I chose...

Title: Canary
Author: Rachele Alpine
Release Date: August 1, 2013

Summary 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.

This sounds like a really powerful read. Torn between the decision to speak for yourself or stay quiet for the sake of others. It reminds me a little of If I Lie by Corinne Jackson, which I loved. I will definitely be picking this one up! 

What are you waiting on?



  1. Oh, nice! I haven't heard of this one before. Thanks for sharing. It sounds awesome! :)

  2. Great pick. This was my WoW a few weeks ago and i can't wait to finally get the chance to read it. Hope you do as well :)

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  3. Canary by Rachele Alpine does sound like a powerful read, with a interesting subject matter that you really don't read about much. Great pick!

  4. Gosh as much as I'd like to get behind this, I'm all about self-empowerment. Dad doesn't want her to speak because it will hurt the team's reputation? Unbelievable. I think this book might make me angry. But then again... I'm curious to see how it's handled and I like getting angry at books - makes me feel more involved in the story. Anyway, I'll quit rambling. Great choice!: )

  5. when i first saw this book i thought it is going to rack in the book awards from the sound and look of it. it sounds intense <3 <3 <3

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  6. Ooo, I'm on the blog tour for this one! It sounds really good, right? I hope you get to read it soon! :D

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  7. Oh, sounds nice. The whole staying quiet or speaking out about the assault remembers me a bit of Easy by Tammara Webber, and I loved that book.

  8. I'm not sure that this is a book that I would want to read, but it does sound like a really good concept!
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  9. I agree, it sounds like is could be very emotional. I will have to add this to my TBR. Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

  10. Great pick! I haven't heard of this one yet but it sounds really interesting! It does sound a bit like If I Lie.


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