There was a lot of magic in this book, and the idea was fabulous. A secluded estate. A stormy night. Visitors sent into the house following a horrible accident. A dinner party that has a guest straight from hell itself. The idea was really great!
But then it went horribly wrong. It went from magical to just weird. I thought about not finishing it, it was slow in many sections, but I am glad that I held on because the ending had some of the better, magical scenes.
It was the 200 pages before that that I did not like as much.