I was really looking forward to this book and had featured it as a WoW a while ago. Annabel Lee is one of my all time favorite poems, so I was really excited to read this. Here are the five words I would use to describe it:
Unique: This was so different from anything I've ever written. It combines Gothic and Paranormal elements, and it becomes so beautiful and so unique.
Confusing: I hate to put this here, because I really did enjoy the story, but I was confused many times. It's the supernatural elements, that are purposely never really explained, that had me a bit confused. That being said, it didn't really take away from the story.
Dark: Since it's based on a very tragic poem, it totally makes sense that this becomes a dark book. Plus it has so many Gothic elements, it only makes sense. If you want a happy uplifting book, you might want to look elsewhere.
Romantic: Ultimately the poem and this book are insanely romantic. Tragic, yes, but the romance is so much a part of it. A bit of a warning though, if you don't like instalove, I would look elsewhere. I feel it really works for this book, but it's definitely instalove.
Atmospheric: You really get a feel for the island where the story takes place. From the Otherworldly beings, to the darkness surrounding the island and its inhabitants. The author really does a fantastic job of setting the tone, and creating a world that you can totally buy into.
Bottom Line: I found this book to be very conflicting. There was so much I loved about it, but I put it down for a while and then picked it up. Ultimately I found it different enough that I enjoyed it.