Author: Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill. Based on the writing style I'm pretty sure it was mostly the latter.
Series: The Shadow Grail book One.
Genre: YA fantasy.
Setting: A rich, expensive, snarky private school where Weird Things are happening.
Reason for Reading: I basically read everything that Mercedes Lackey writes. I'm only occasionally embarrassed by this.
Finished In: Days
Pages: 320, including a sneak preview of the second book.
Copyright Date: 2010
Cover: An androgynous teen with long hair in a white tank top, black leather jacket, and blue jeans stands in front of an old building with barred windows. This makes little sense as the students are only allowed to wear the school uniform except on special occasions.
First line: "Someone was moaning."
Best part: I liked the descriptions of the school.
Worst part: The main character struck me as a whiny brat.
Imaginary Theme Song: "Oakhurst We Shall Not Forget Thee," the techno remix. (This song is not a real song but one featured in the book.)
Recommended for: Folks who like the "magic at a snobby private school" theme.
Related Reads: Vampire High by Douglas Rees. These authors haven't done other books similar to this one (thank goddess!) but you could try Burning Bright by Lackey or Speak Daggers to Her by Edghill to get more of an idea of their work.
So, what happens when good authors try to copy a crappy genre? If this book is any indication, they get more crap.