"This enjoyable, chick-lit update of undead culture gives vampires and their victims a long-overdue makeover. It's a breath of fresh air in a genre marked by creaky gender relations and unchallenged class stratification.... Acosta's savvy take on sexist vampire traditions is refreshing." --Kirkus Reviews
"Acosta's story is an impressive contender in the crowded YA paranormal field." --Publishers Weekly
"Compelling and romantic; a Jane Eyre for the Modern Age." --Julie Kagawa, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron King
"Recommended reading for teen gothic/vampire fiction fans as well as for JANE EYRE fans of any age. Bloody brilliant!" --LOVE VAMPIRES
There is want. And there is need. And foster teen Jane Williams has struggled to survive with both.
When Jane is offered a full scholarship at exclusive Birch Grove Academy, she's astounded by the opportunity. She's given a cottage of her own, clothes and books, and even a job tutoring the headmistress's gorgeous son, Lucky.
But what happened to a previous scholarship girl, and why are all these wealthy beautiful people so nice to plain, poor Jane? Everyone but Lucky's intriguing, snarky brother, Jack
Soon, Jane begins to realize that she's been brought to Birch Grove for reasons beyond her academic success. Now she'll have to decide how much she's willing to give up in order to stay at the place and with the people she's come to love.