Friday, September 7, 2012
Publisher's Synopsis: Orphaned at the age of six, Jane Williams has grown up in a series of foster homes, learning to survive in the shadows of life. Through hard work and determination, she manages to win a scholarship to the exclusive Birch Grove Academy. There, for the first time, Jane finds herself accepted by a group of friends. She even starts tutoring the headmistress’s gorgeous son, Lucien. Things seem too good to be true. They are. The more she learns about Birch Grove’s recent past, the more Jane comes to suspect that there is something sinister going on. Why did the wife of a popular teacher kill herself? What happened to the former scholarship student, whose place Jane took? Why does Lucien’s brother, Jack, seem to dislike her so much? As Jane begins to piece together the answers to the puzzle, she must find out why she was brought to Birch Grove and what she would risk to stay there….
My Review: "Dark Companion" by Marta Acosta drew me in with its' breath-taking cover. It really is something. The haunting woods, the white dress it was very interesting. So was this story. I loved that the main charecter Jane wanted to better her life and though she had a rough start was smart and devoted to herself, which made it all the more puzzeling why she was willng to risk it all for a boy she barely knows but so it goes lately with YA books.. Anywho I enjoyed her friends so much in this book especiallt Violet. They had such fun and great personalities. It was also refreshing that the parents were watching what the kids were doing. I loved Jack and thought that Lucky was a real Jerk, what do girls see in these a-hole guys anyway? The supernatural piece was a fresh take on a poplular theme and I enjoyed it. The breezy and child wind made me long for Fall, my favorite time of year! I enjoyed the over all spookiness of the book but it was just missing that something special for me.
Bottom Line: 3.5 Stars