Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #25: Dark Companion by Marta Acosta


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

Dark Companion by Marta Acosta
Publisher: Tor/Macmillan
Expected Publication: June 2012
Goodreads Summary:
When foster teen Jane Williams is invited to attend elite Birch Grove Academy for Girls and escape her violent urban neighborhood, she thinks the offer is too good to be true. She's even offered her own living quarters, the groundskeeper's cottage in the center of the birch grove.

Something's not quite right about the school -- or is it Jane? She thinks she sees things in the birch grove at night. She's also beginning to suspect that the elegant headmistress and her sons are hiding secrets. Lucky is the gorgeous, golden son who is especially attentive to Jane, and Jack is the sardonic puzzling brother.

The school with its talented teachers and bright students is a dream for a science and math geek like Jane. She also loves her new friends, including hilarious poetry-spouting rich girl, Mary Violet. But the longer Jane stays at Birch Grove, the more questions she has about the disappearance of another scholarship girl and a missing faculty member.

Jane discovers one secret about Birch Grove, which only leads to more mysteries. What is she willing to sacrifice in order to stay at this school...and be bound to Birch Grove forever?

Is it very wrong that it actually was the cover that grabbed my attention first and made me want to put this onto my to-read list? It's sooo gorgeous! But I love the summary just as much. It sounds very mysterious and interesting. Can't wait!

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?
Carina

36 comments:

  1. Hi Carina Thanks for dropping by my IMM. :)

    I have Dark Companion for review from the author and I cant wait to read it, I dont want to start yet though, Because once I have started, I might post the review as soon as I finished and then that will suck. This will come out next year 2012, and yes that cover is so fab.

    new follower.

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  2. pretty cover and a little creepy! looks great!

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  3. Really cool sounding book, this is the first time I am hearing of it. Great pick.
    Here is My WoW this week. =]

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  4. I've seen this one a couple of times on older WoW's I think it sounds intriguing and omg the cover is pretty.

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  5. Oooooh! This is getting added to my TBR list immediately! This sounds so cool; mysterious and supernatural! And I agree the cover is gooooorgeous!

    Here's mine!

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  6. This one sounds absolutely amazing!!! I will definitely have to use this as one of my WoWs in future weeks. The cover and summary are both awesome. :)

    Sophia
    My WoW :)

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  7. Great pick, Carina! That cover really is gorgeous so I don't blame you for being drawn to it first. I'll definitely keep an eye out for this one!

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  8. Of course it's not wrong! It's perfectly natural. I do that all the time.... It really does look good. Hope we both enjoy it
    Nina @ Death Books and Tea

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  9. Definitely a great cover! This looks like a great read!
    Here's my WoW

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  10. no, I have to agree with you that the cover is gorgeous! but I gotta say the summary is very intriguing as well. great pick! :)

    Check out my WoW picks!

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  11. While I often pick books by the cover, I am very intrigued by the summary on this one. I love academy settings and mysteries so I am definitely putting this one on my wish list. Great pick

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  12. This looks very interesting. I'll have to add it to my wish list.

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  13. Yay! THis is also my choice of WoW this week! :D

    GIselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  14. I sometimes grab a book because of the covers! haha! Luckily, the summary is just as enticing as the cover most of the times! =)

    Here's my Waiting On Wednesday

    April

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  15. This cover is amazing. I would read it for that reason alone.

    http://yalitwit.blogspot.com/2011/09/www-15-and-waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  16. Sounds exciting! Love the setting and the characters sound dangerously mysterious.

    Here's MY WOW POST and
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  17. It's not wrong that thats the reason you wanted to add it to your list. It's the reason I really wanted to read your WoW in the first place. (you always choose such wonderful books...thats probably why i'm an old follower) I think im adding this to my TBR list.

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  18. I've had my eye on this as well. Great choice!

    MY WOW

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  19. The cover is really gorgeous for this book! It caught my eye first too =) The story sounds just as good though! Love a great mystery and this one sounds like its full of them. Great choice, I'm adding it to my wishlist now!

    My WoW

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

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  20. Is this a stand alone? and how come I've never heard of this book? Oh right...I'm buried under my TbRs. Lol. This book sounds awesome! Adding it to my monster of a list of books to watch for. Thanks, Carina ;)

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  21. Oh, thanks for the heads up on this one. I'm a huge private school paranormals fan. Plus, the cover has a pretty dress on it--so I'm sold.
    Ruby

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  22. I love how mysterious it sounds! Will add it to my TBR pile right away!
    Check out my WOW
    Xo

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  23. This one sounds cool, I don't think I've heard of it before! First of all, there is a character named Lucky. I just have to read it now. ;-) I really love paranormal mysteries at private schools, so I'm adding it to my TBR list! Thanks for the recommendation!
    Courtney
    See my WoW over at Fuzzy.Coffee.Books!

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  24. Sounds intense, great cover.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday_21.html

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  25. It is a lovely cover. I hope that when you get it, that it will be everything you hope it to be. Check out what I am Waiting On Wednesday for.

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  26. That cover is gorgeous--how could it NOT be the first thing that catches your eye? Sounds intriguing--thanks for sharing!

    Jessi @ Reading in the Corner

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  27. Ooooo...this looks really good! I've never heard of this one before! Adding it to my TBR immediately.

    My WoW

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  28. Not wrong at all. I judge covers too. :) I like novels with a school setting as well, so this is definitely going on my TBR list. Great pick!

    I'm a new follower, by the way. :)

    Alyssa
    Reader's Refuge

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  29. Sounds mysterious! The amount of books I've looked at due to the cover is insane, don't worry!

    Great pick!

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  30. Love, love that cover. I really like the sound of the book. New follower. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog.

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  31. The cover is indeed lovely, but the summary is what drew me to this book. I love books that have a "special school" type setting, I think its because of my love for anything reminiscent of Harry Potter. But this one is definitely one I'm looking forward to.

    Donna @ The Happy Booker

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  32. I love the cover for this book! And it sounds like it's going to be a really good read. :) Nice pick this week!

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  33. The cover is striking! Have you read her other works?

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  34. Oh, this one sounds good. The cover is great too! It's crazy how certain covers will make me stop and actually look at a book.

    Happy Reading!
    Megan @ Read It, See It

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