by Marta Acosta
Published July 3rd 2012
ARC from Netgalley
Maybe I would have enjoyed this book more if I have not read a ton of YA books with a somewhat similar plotline. A new girl enrolled in a private school located in a secluded compound known as Birch Grove. At first, everything seems perfect. Jane meet some new friends and was taken under the wing of the kind headmistress who is living near the school with her family. And this nice headmistress apparently have two sons and Jane is immediately attracted to one of them.
And then Jane discovered some weird things about the school. A former student and a teacher has been missing but everyone in the school is so nonchalant about it as if nothing happened. Are they hiding something? Yes, of course. But the book sure took a long time to reveal that bit of mystery and instead I had to slog through nearly two-third of the book which consists of teenage crushes and juvenile antics which I found so uninspiring.
Sadly, I must say that this book is certainly not for me. There are better books with mysterious boarding school in them and the paranormal element seemed out of place here.
Verdict: 1 star.
Available on: Amazon