Trailer Reveal and Giveaway for CANARY by Rachele Alpine

I revealed the cover for Rachele Alpine’s CANARY a few months ago, and I’m excited to exclusively reveal the trailer for her debut! First, check out the cover, read the synopsis, and watch the trailer! Even better, Rachele is giving away a one-of-a-kind annotated ARC of CANARY, complete with notes about the book, herself, and inspiration. She’s also highlighted favorite lines and sections, created a playlist, marked things that were changed in the final version…all that good stuff!

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.

Rachele Alpine

I’m a high school English teacher by day, MFA student by night and YA writer during any time in between. I like to write with a big cup of coffee, good music and my puppy by my side.

And now, the moment you’ve been waiting for: THE TRAILER!

And here’s a little bit from Rachele herself!
I’m offering up an annotated ARC of CANARY. This means that I’ve written ALL OVER IT! It’s full of doodles and comments about things like my favorite passages, the passages that were the hardest to write, parts that changed in the final version, bloopers, what I was thinking when I wrote a scene, a playlist for CANARY and where some of my ideas came from. Basically, you get to peek inside my head when you’re reading!

When I worked with the trailer designer, the two of us really wanted to focus on the atmosphere of Kate’s new school and the power the basketball team held. Kate writes a blog called, All My Truths. Each entry starts with “Today’s Truth” at the top and she then reveals something that she learned that day. I wanted the book trailer to reflect her progression of truths. The first is innocent, but as the trailer goes on, it shows that perhaps the truths she is revealing are things that many may want to stay hidden.

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60 Comments

  1. Reply

    Krystal Maestas

    June 14, 2013

    I love the trailer and cannot wait to read this book! I've been looking forward to this book since about February. I've got the post cards and signed bookmarks as well as a personal note from Rachel! I just need to add the book and I will have everything!

    Congrats Rachel on the release of your trailer!

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 20, 2013

      Thanks, Krystal! I love all the CANARY love you've had! I can't wait for you to read it!

  2. Reply

    Shannelle C.

    June 14, 2013

    Aaah, it's so pretty, and I love those little flashes of color in the video. And I totally love the concept behind the video. :)

    P.S. Is this contest international? Because you didn't really say anything.

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 20, 2013

      Thanks, Shannelle! It's only within the US, but the final version will be avaliable in e-book so people can get it all over the world!

  3. Reply

    Cait

    June 14, 2013

    I want this book!! And an ARC filled with doodles and comments? AWWW! Insta-need. Congrats Rachele! I can't wait to read CANARY!

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 20, 2013

      I'm the doodle queen! It's got lots and lots of doodles in it!

  4. Reply

    Jolene Louise

    June 14, 2013

    I cannot wait for this release! I am so excited for you Rachele. And I absolutely LOVE the book trailer!

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 20, 2013

      Thanks, Jolene! I can't believe August 1 is almost here…FINALLY!

  5. Reply

    Celine Moredo

    June 14, 2013

    AWESOME TRAILER! I want to read this book!

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 20, 2013

      Thanks, Celine!

  6. Reply

    Rachele Alpine

    June 14, 2013

    Thanks, everyone! I love the trailer too and can't wait for all of you to read the book! : )

  7. Reply

    Robin

    June 14, 2013

    What a treat to give a written in ARC away. It would be a treasure. This book reminds me of SPEAK and the power behind that novel. I can't wait to read Rachel's. And the trailer is perfect for the feel of the book. So excited for Rachel!

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 20, 2013

      Thanks, Robin. I can only hope that CANARY has some of the amazing power that SPEAK has!

  8. Reply

    Katy Upperman

    June 14, 2013

    Love this book's cover, and the trailer is fantastic… Can't wait to read CANARY!

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 20, 2013

      Thanks, Katy! I was excited to share the trailer with everyone! I loved how it turned out!

  9. Reply

    Vivien

    June 14, 2013

    I absolutely love annotated books. They are SO very precious. This sounds like a fabulous read!

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 20, 2013

      I had so much fun annotating the text! I can't wait to share it with a lucky reader!

  10. Reply

    Carrie

    June 14, 2013

    Haven't been this excited for a book in a long time… so excited!

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 20, 2013

      Woo-hoo to being excited for CANARY!

  11. Reply

    Lauren S

    June 14, 2013

    This is one of the best trailers I've seen. Thank you for sharing it with us!!

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 20, 2013

      Thanks, Lauren! I think it captures my book perfectly!

  12. Reply

    Beth Pond

    June 14, 2013

    Can't wait for the book to be released!

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 20, 2013

      And I can't wait for you to read it!

  13. Reply

    SA Larsenッ

    June 14, 2013

    Fabulous trailer! I love the part where it speeds up and then wham, the real story teases you. :) Best of luck!!!

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 20, 2013

      Thanks! I love the music when it all kind of shift…it gets very dramatic!

  14. Reply

    Peggy Eddleman

    June 14, 2013

    So fabulous!! I love it!

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 20, 2013

      Thanks, Peggy! I'm so excited to read your book too!

  15. Reply

    Tif / Halu-Halo

    June 14, 2013

    So awesome!!! Wonderful trailer!!!

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 20, 2013

      Thanks, Tiff!

  16. Reply

    deenawinchester

    June 15, 2013

    Excited to read this!

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 20, 2013

      I can't wait for you to read it!

  17. Reply

    Brianna

    June 15, 2013

    This sounds like it could be a fabulous read. If it's anywhere near as powerful and moving as SPEAK, it will be!

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 20, 2013

      I hope you enjoy it!

  18. Reply

    arielsong

    June 15, 2013

    That was an amazing trailer! It really drew me in. Can't wait to read Canary!

    -Holly L.

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 21, 2013

      Thanks so much, Holly!

  19. Reply

    Messi Jessi

    June 16, 2013

    I am all kinds of excited for this book. Great trailer!

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 21, 2013

      I'm all kinds of excited too! Can't wait until it's finally out!

  20. Reply

    Monica Fumarolo

    June 16, 2013

    I love the “All my Truths” aspect – so innovative! Very excited for this book and thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 21, 2013

      All my Truths comes into play in the book too!

  21. Reply

    Miss Riki

    June 16, 2013

    I loved this book trailer and cannot wait for the book to come out! I added Canary to my Goodreads list!

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 21, 2013

      Thanks for adding CANARY to your Goodreads shelf….you rock!

  22. Reply

    Elle

    June 17, 2013

    Yay for Rachele and CANARY! I cannot wait to read this! Thanks for having the contest!

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 21, 2013

      Thanks, Elle!! Can't wait for you to read it!

  23. Reply

    Amy

    June 17, 2013

    Really important topic. Great trailer. I would love to read this book.

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 21, 2013

      Thanks, Amy. I agree…it is an important topic (but not always the easiest to write about. I didn't like putting my main character through that!)

  24. Reply

    Christine

    June 18, 2013

    I thought the trailer was good. This book seems so interesting.

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 21, 2013

      Thanks for taking the time to watch the trailer, Christine!

  25. Reply

    Holly Bryan

    June 21, 2013

    Ahhhh, I've been waiting for this for SO. LONG!!! (Of course it's nothing compared to Rachele's wait, but, you know…) The very INSTANT that I saw the cover reveal and read the synopsis – many, many moons ago – I knew I wanted this one in my grubby little hands. Like, NOW!! I would absolutely, positively LOVE to have an annotated copy, because I so enjoy hearing about an author's thought processes and what the book means to them – almost as much as I love actually reading the book! I would treasure this for the rest of my days!!

    Now I shall have to pray to the gods of the Rafflecopter for the next 8.5 days. (In the meantime, I've got this baby on pre-order ;))

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 21, 2013

      Holly…thanks for all the CANARY love! Hopefully the wait for a winner isn't too long for you!

  26. Reply

    Sayomay

    June 22, 2013

    Sweet I can't wait to read this!! Have u ever been to a creative writing workshop??
    Mary G Loki

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 22, 2013

      Thanks, Mary! I have…did I attend a workshop with you? I've been to a few! : )

  27. Reply

    Meghan

    June 23, 2013

    Wow… Totally can't wait to read this! Adding it to my TBR list… Beautiful cover, too! ; ) I love this genre and I always wonder what made the author choose to write in this kind of genre? Thanks for sharing with us and Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 23, 2013

      Meghan…thanks for the cover love! I was really excited about it too! I think I chose to write contemporary because that's what I've always read and loved! Can't wait for you to read CANARY!

  28. Reply

    Alyssa

    June 25, 2013

    The trailer is very unique and I love it! Starting to get excited to read this book. Definitely adding it on my TBR list.

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 25, 2013

      Thanks for adding it to your list, Alyssa!

  29. Reply

    Jaime Lester

    June 28, 2013

    The first time I had the pleasure of hearing about Canary was when I got Icey's email in my inbox. I was intrigued immediately, and I cannot wait to jump into this story. It sounds really, really good. And I am absolutely crazy about the cover!

    • Reply

      Rachele Alpine

      June 28, 2013

      Thanks, Jaime! I can't wait for you to jump into the story too!

  30. Reply

    Carrie L McRae

    June 28, 2013

    CANARY seems like such a brave book! I can't wait to read it.

  31. Reply

    Emily Elizabeth

    June 28, 2013

    Eee! I can't wait to read it! Such a gorgeous cover, and a great trailer! <3

  32. Reply

    Jen Kentfield

    June 28, 2013

    I can't wait to get my hands on this book, I keep hearing such wonderful things!

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