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Innocent Darkness (The Aether Chronicles #1) by Suzanne Lazear

Wish. Love. Desire. Live.
Sixteen-year-old Noli Braddock's hoyden ways land her in an abusive reform school far from home. On mid-summer's eve she wishes to be anyplace but that dreadful school. A mysterious man from the Realm of Faerie rescues her and brings her to the Otherworld, only to reveal that she must be sacrificed, otherwise, the entire Otherworld civilization will perish
Although Innocent Darkness looks like it's a Steampunk novel, it actually has very little steampunk in it. The beginning chapters explaining a world of Aether and flying crafts, but as soon as Noli is whisked off to the Faerie Realm of the Otherworld. The land of Aether disappears, and occurs very early on in the book. As the series is called The Aether Chronicles, I am almost positive that she will return to her homeland.  Noli is enrolled in a school far away from home, not wanting to leave her mother. The school for troubled girls and is ran by very strict people and she is miserable. When she i…