This week's Book of the Week is:
Title: By Midnight
Author: Mia James
Publication Date: July 2010
When I Read It: July 2010
Synopsis: April Dunne is not impressed. She's had to move from Edinburgh to Highgate, London, with her parents. She's left her friends - and her entire life - behind. She has to start at a new school and, worst of all, now she's stuck in a creepy old dump of a house which doesn't even have proper mobile phone reception. Ravenwood, her new school, is a prestigious academy for gifted (financially or academically) students - and the only place her parents could find her a place, in the middle of term, in the middle of London, on incredibly short notice. So she's stuck with the super-rich, and the super-smart . . . and trying to fit in is when the rest of the students seem to be more glamorous, smarter, or more talented than she is, is more than tough. It's intimidating and isolating, even when she finds a friend in the conspiracy-theorist Caro Jackson - and perhaps finds something more than friendship in the gorgeous, mysterious Gabriel Swift. But there's more going on at Ravenwood than meets the eye. Practical jokes on new students are normal, but when Gabriel saves her from. . . something . . . . in the Highgate Cemetery, and then she discovers that a murder took place, just yards away from where she had been standing, April has to wonder if something more sinister is going on. . . . and whether or not she's going to live through it . . . - From amazon.co.uk
Recommended if: You love vampires, Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz, or Gossip Girl. You love mysteries.
Why I Loved It: Because it was a new twist on vampires, and it's engaging and kept me turning pages into the night.
My Review: http://cheezyfeetbooks.blogspot.com/2010/08/by-midnight-mia-james.html
Why It's Book of the Week: Because it's amazing! I can't think of any other reason :L