3.5 Spooky Stars
This is a 3.5 rating, the best I can muster. I tried valiantly "to really get into" this supernatural novel, but I just couldn't maintain interest. There were segments of the plot and themes that quite intrigued me, but the story "felt" too uneven, plus I couldn't summon sufficient empathy for the characters to maintain a high level of interest in them or their endangerment. Actually I found the ancestral characters more intriguing, more lively, even though many of them were quite nasty individuals sans moral integrity. That said, other readers may find the story quite fascinating.