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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY Dark Companion by Marta Acosta @MartaAcosta @torteen

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:





Book Description

July 3, 2012
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….


About the Author
MARTA ACOSTA is the author of the award-winning Casa Dracula series. She received degrees in creative writing and literature from Stanford University and was a frequent contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle and the Contra Costa Times. Her books have been selected as: Book Sense Pick, Fresh Fiction Fresh Pick, Catalina Magazine Humor Book of the Year, and BookPage Notable pick. Marta lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.




I feel like I have been waiting for YEARS for a new book from Marta Acosta.  I have to keep up my record of reading everything she writes, so of course, I desperately need this one.  

Details

  • Reading level: Ages 13 and up
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Teen; First Edition edition (July 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765329646
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765329646

7 comments:

  1. Yes! I'm definitely excited for this one, too! I've actually never read any of her books before, but I'm definitely starting with this one--looks fantastic and I love a good retelling.

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  2. I haven't heard of this one before but it does sound intriguing!
    Here's my WOW
    Happy WOW!

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  3. i just got an egalley of this from netgalley...so excited to read this....

    My WoW

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  4. Beautiful cover. Looks like a good book. :)

    My WOW.

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  5. Hi, there!

    This sounds absolutely FABULOUS. You know, I've heard of this author before, but have never read anything by her. Your enthusiastic recommendation, though, has made me anxious to get one of her books and dive right in! And, of course, I'm going to het this one, too!!

    Thanks for featuring this intriguing novel!! : )

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  6. Ooh I like a good puzzle. The story really sounds amazing. I love a good mystery!
    My WOW

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  7. I love a book that is a bunch of pieces that all fit together in the end. Make the read such a great adventure. Plus I love the cover :). Great pick, here's my WoW this week http://www.owl-read-it.blogspot.ca/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday-20.html

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