I am only 30 pages into this book. I've never read anything by this author before, but I'm sensing this could be one of those magical moments where the planets align, a choir sings in the background, and you fall deeply in love with an author's work. It has so much potential. So far, it's haunting and beautifully gloomy, dark and other worldy with elements of macabre. Basically everything you'd want in a retelling of Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher rewritten for a YA audience. My fingers are crossed that this novel isn't just deceptively awesome in the beginning.