American Library Association's YALSA Nominee for 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults

 "Compelling and romantic: a Jane Eyre for the modern age."

Tor/MacMillan edition
Julie Kagawa, NYT bestselling author of The Iron King

"A breath of fresh air in a genre marked by creaky gender relations and unchallenged class stratification."
Kirkus Reviews

"I was so swept away by the Gothic (aided by wonder epigraphs at the start of each chapter, taken from various early Gothic books)...  A spin (a wildly delicious supernatural paranormal spin) on Jane Eyre."
—Elizabeth Burns, School Library Journal

"Dark secrets, hidden mysteries, disquieting realities, passion and romance... without a doubt this is my favourite YA book of the year. Dark Companion is recommended reading for teen gothic/vampire fiction fans as well as for Jane Eyre fans of any age. Bloody brilliant!"
Love Vampires
"Dripping in delicious Gothicism. From the quotes of Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker, to Jane’s eerie preoccupation and connection to the whispering birch trees that surround her cottage home… Acosta plays brilliantly with Gothic conventions and introduces young readers to the finer points of horror.”
Danielle Binks, Alpha Reader 

"Acosta’s writing is rich and exacting in delivering a beautifully dark gothic."
Alice, Marvels

Orphaned at six, small and studious Jane Williams thinks she’s finally escaped violence and poverty when she’s offered a full scholarship to prestigious Birch Grove Academy for Girls. She’s given a cottage of her own and loves her classes and her new friends. She even starts tutoring the headmistress’s gorgeous son, Lucien. Things seem too good to be true.

They are.

The longer she stays, the more Jane comes to suspect that something sinister is going on. Why did the wife of a popular teacher kill herself? What happened to the former scholarship student? Why does Lucien’s brother, Jack, seem to dislike her so much?

As Jane begins to piece together the truth, she must decide what she would risk to stay at Birch Grove...because even the brightest people make terrible mistakes when they’re offered everything they’ve always desired

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"A heroine worthy of any Brontë novel.”
Kady Cross, USA Today bestselling author of The Steampunk Chronicles

“Dark secrets, hidden mysteries, disquieting realities, passion and romance."
Love Vampires

"A Gothic atmosphere, Jane Eyre, a sweet romance, and feminism. I loved it!"
 —The Book Smugglers