For those of you who like Victorian gothic novels, I've got a recommendation for you. It's actually written by an author friend of mine - my goth dancing partner in crime, to be precise, named Leanna Renee Hieber.
Here she is in all her victorian glory at her book release party this past Monday. Isn't her costume totally amazing? She says in another life she was born a victorian lady and I so believe it!
The book is really cool. Very beautifully written - almost lyrical. Here's the back cover blurb.
What fortune awaited sweet, timid Percy Parker at Athens Academy? Considering how few of Queen Victoria’s Londoners knew of it, the great Romanesque fortress was dreadfully imposing, and little could Percy guess what lay inside. She had never met the powerful and mysterious Professor Alexi Rychman, knew nothing of the growing shadow, the Ripper and other supernatural terrors against which his coterie stood guard. She knew simply that she was different, haunted, with her snow-white hair, pearlescent skin and uncanny gifts. But this arched stone doorway offered a portal to a new life, an education far from the convent—and an invitation to an intimate yet dangerous dance at the threshold of life and death….
Anyway, you can find The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker at bookstores in the romance section. I highly recommend it! :)