Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Review: Dark Companion

Dark Companion

Title: Dark Companion 

Author: Marta Acosta

Publisher: Tor/Macmillan

Publication Date: July 3, 2012

Cover Art: 5/5

When foster teen Jane Williams is invited to attend elite Birch Grove Academy for Girls and escape her violent urban neighborhood, she thinks the offer is too good to be true. She's even offered her own living quarters, the groundskeeper's cottage in the center of the birch grove.

Something's not quite right about the school -- or is it Jane? She thinks she sees things in the birch grove at night. She's also beginning to suspect that the elegant headmistress and her sons are hiding secrets. Lucky is the gorgeous, golden son who is especially attentive to Jane, and Jack is the sardonic puzzling brother.

The school with its talented teachers and bright students is a dream for a science and math geek like Jane. She also loves her new friends, including hilarious poetry-spouting rich girl, Mary Violet. But the longer Jane stays at Birch Grove, the more questions she has about the disappearance of another scholarship girl and a missing faculty member. 

Jane discovers one secret about Birch Grove, which only leads to more mysteries. What is she willing to sacrifice in order to stay at this school...and be bound to Birch Grove forever?

My review:
Jane has no memories after being in an accident. She grew up in foster care until the age of 16 when she is granted a scholarship for Birch Grove, a private school for girls complete with it's own cottage! Jane settles in well at Birch Grove, she has made friends and everything seems good. She meets the handsome Lucian or Lucky and his slacker brother Jacob aka Jack. But things are not quite what they appear at Birch Grove.

I loved the characters, Jane was a strong character, I liked how she grew within the story. Jack was my favorite, he was so funny. Mary Violet was another great character. I disliked Lucky, he was selfish and arrogent.

The cover caught my attention, like every book. It was a little slow at first. I really enjoyed trying to unravel the mystery.

Thank you to Tor/Macmillian and NetGalley for sending me a copy of this book for review!!

3 & 1/2 /5 Stars


Andrea @ Cozy Up said...

I'm reading this one right now, I love the whole gothic aspect of the book and the creepiness of the cover. Hope it delivers.

Sarah S said...

I liked the gothic atmosphere of the book, I hope you enjoy the book. (=


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