EVERNIGHT by Claudia Gray
Bianca wants to escape. At the eerily Gothic Evernight Academy, the other students are sleek, smart and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn't fit in.
When she meets a handsome, brooding Lucas, he warns her to be careful---even when it comes to caring about him. But the connection between them can't be denied. Bianca will risk anything to be with Lucas, but the dark secrets are fated to tear them apart... and to make Bianca question everything she's ever believed.
MY THOUGHTS: It was a slow start and I really tried not to compare it to Twilight. After several chapters... I got knocked off my bed with an unexpected turn in the book and I couldn't no longer even think about Twilight. This book is so different from anything I have read. It has a few risky parts; however I think most people would enjoy it.
I look forward to the second book in this two part series...