8/10 - I liked Groff's writing style and the overall plot was good. I like my books a little dark and gothic, and this one definitely fit the bill. The only part I wasn't overly crazy about was the genealogical portions. I realize that it was used to join all the different characters together, but I wish we didn't have to go through quite so many ancestors. The fake letters and journal, along with the pictures really added to the story. I would recommend it.