American Library Association YASLA Best Novel of the Year Nominee
"I was so swept away by [this] Gothic...a delicious, supernatural, paranormal spin on Jane Eyre!" —Liz Burns, School Library Journal
"Compelling and romantic; a Jane Eyre for the Modern Age!" —Julie Kagawa, NYT Bestselling Author of The Iron Fey and Talon series
Jane Eyre meets gritty reality in this eerie, disturbing, and romantic YA by award-winning author Marta Acosta
Poor, unloved, lonely, scared...what will this foster teen trade in exchange for everything she's always desired?
When elite Birch Grove Academy offers Jane Williams a full scholarship, she thinks she's finally escaped danger and violence. She's given her own cottage, a monthly allowance, and the chance to tutor the headmistress's gorgeous son.
It seems too good to be true. But the more she learns about Birch Grove, the more she comes to realize that she's walked right into an exquisite trap.
"Dark secrets, hidden mysteries, disquieting realities, passion and romance... without a doubt this is my favourite YA book of the year. Bloody brilliant!" —Love Vampires