Rising Tide: Dark Innocence (The Maura DeLuca Trilogy Book 1) by Claudette Melanson

Could Maura’s life get any worse? …turns out it most certainly can.

Isolated and sheltered by her lonely mother, Maura’s never been able to make friends. She seems to drive her classmates away — except for the odd times they pay enough attention to torture her — but she doesn’t understand why. Maura considers herself to be a freak of nature, with her unusually pale skin and an aversion to the sun that renders her violently nauseous. Her belief is only worsened by the fact that almost…