Exclusive Cover Reveal: CANARY by Rachele Alpine (Medallion Press)

It’s time for yet another cover reveal! Today, I’m excited to bring to you the cover for CANARY by Rachele Alpine (Medallion Press, August 2013) Scroll down to read the synopsis, check out the beautiful vintage-looking cover, and enter to win an ARC!

If she stays quiet, it will destroy her. If she speaks out, it 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. She knows she should speak out, but her dad tries to silence her in order to protect 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.

Rachele Alpine - CANARY - Medallion Press

Rachele Alpine is a lover of sushi, fake mustaches, and Michael Jackson. One of her first jobs was at a library, but it didn’t last long, because all she did was hide in the third-floor stacks and read. Now she’s a little more careful about when and where she indulges her reading habit. By day she’s a high school English teacher, and by night she writes with the companionship of the world’s cutest dog, Radley, a big cup of coffee, and a full bag of gummy peaches. Rachele lives with her husband in Cleveland, Ohio, but dreams of moving back to Boston, the city she fell in love with while attending graduate school there.

And now for the cover! What do you think? (Click to enlarge)

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And now for the giveaway! Rachele and Medallion Press were kind enough to donate an ARC of CANARY to one lucky winner! Just fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.

September 6, 2012



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    September 7, 2012

    i'm so happy to finally see this cover

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    Sarah (The Book Life)

    September 7, 2012

    I love the pink and the yellow! And I really like that it's not people. Don't get me wrong, I like covers with real models on them, but it's a refreshing change to see something a little different!

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    September 7, 2012

    It is really a very nice change!<3

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    Rusty Fischer

    September 7, 2012

    NICE one! So classy and elegant, if that's the right word(s); you know what I mean. I love that it will be a standout from so many of the identical YA covers these days; kind of reminds me of the design for the original cover of “Speak,” which I've always loved. Can't WAIT to read this!!! Thanks for the sneak peek…

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    Nancy Skinner

    September 7, 2012

    LOVE it – very, very cool! Looks like a letterpress print on butcher paper. Wonderful design!

    Yay for Rachele

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    September 7, 2012

    beautiful cover.

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    Kit G

    September 7, 2012

    Lovely! and Oh…that tear…I also agree that it's a refreshing change from a lot of YA covers

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    J.R. Johansson

    September 7, 2012

    Very cool cover, it has an old school and shabby chic feel all rolled into one! So excited for you, Rachele!

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    Jaime Morrow

    September 7, 2012

    What a fantastic cover! Like others have said, it's a refreshing look compared to what we've become accustomed to in YA. :) Added it to my Goodreads TBR list!

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    Katy Upperman

    September 7, 2012

    It's beautiful! Unique and very vintage… Love it!

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    Elisabeth Dahl

    September 7, 2012

    This is GORGEOUS–truly art.

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    mary stewart

    September 7, 2012

    That looks great, Rachel. Excited to read Canary.

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    September 7, 2012

    LOVE this cover. So different than what you usually see for YA.

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    September 7, 2012

    I love the cover. I can't wait to read the book. August 28th is too far away.

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    Rachele Alpine

    September 8, 2012

    Thanks so much for featuring my book! Woo-hoo!

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    Chelsea Pitcher

    September 8, 2012

    Wow!! This cover is super intriguing. Can't wait to read it!!

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    Dianne K. Salerni

    September 8, 2012

    This is really unusual! It stands out. Congratulations, Rachele!

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    Tiffany Schmidt

    September 8, 2012

    What a fabulous cover! I love the iconic imagery and has such a *look* of texture that I know readers are going to NEED to pick it up (and then once they read the back, there's no way they'll be able to put it back down!)


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    September 8, 2012

    Love the cover, Rachele!!! :) Congratulations! -Alison Wakelee

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    Ashley @ Book Labyrinth

    September 9, 2012

    Thanks for the giveaway — this one has been on my radar for such a long while, it's awesome to see the cover finally!

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    Arielle Loy

    September 13, 2012

    Thanks for the giveaway!!! The cover is beautiful and I'm so excited to read this book…I'm certain the teens at my library will flock to this one!

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    Rachele Alpine

    September 14, 2012

    Arielle…I'm so glad you're excited about my book and want to share it with the teens at your library! If you're interested in bookmarks, let me know…I'd be happy to send you some for your library!


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    September 25, 2012


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    Theresa Milstein

    September 26, 2012

    Awesome cover! I'm going to share.

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