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I would like to thank the publisher and netgalley for allowing me this chance to review this in exchange for an honest opinion.
I'd imagine every foster child longs to escape (unless they are happy) to a place that gets them out of their situation.
When Jane Williams gets that very opportunity to do this, when she gets accepted into a elite boarding school for girls, Birch Grove Academy, she jumps at the chance.
When Jane arrives, she is suddenly met with the headmistress who gives her everything she could ever want. She doesn't quite understand why she out of everyone got picked to attend, but she tries not to think too much about it.
Soon Jane meets the family of the Headmistress. Lucky and Jack, who couldn't be even more different from one another.
But the more time she spends with the brothers, Jane starts to realize that things are not what they meant to be. There is something hidden underneath the layers of why she is really there, and it is one revelation that will shock her to the core.
I enjoyed this book. It was different and dark and quite gothic, I think I would describe it.
Jane is a relatable character. She wanted to think the best of where she is and the people around her, but sometimes, some things are too good to be true.
She has a relationship with both of the boys, but each is quite different from the other. On the one hand, her relationship with Lucky is quite odd, and it makes Jane seem desperate and obsessive over someone she barely even knows. But for some reason, she knows she wants him..
And yet, on the other hand, there is his brother Jack. He is someone she also feels drawn to, but she feels something about him she can't quite put her finger on. He is mysterious and puzzling, and sometimes I want to knock some sense into her.
The plot is an interesting one, and the secret that holds this book and the plot I didn't see coming. If you like a dark paranormal novel with a side of romance, then I would reccommend this book to you.
I would also to point out that I really adore this cover. The girl in the woods is perfect. It adds a touch of mystery to the eye.