I don't really know why I kept reading this book. It was bad. I think if it had been a young adult book it may have been better. 80% of the book was about murders and not the Thirteen Hallows (which was the part I was interested in) and constant talk about the acrid smells of feces (sometimes excrement), urine, and blood. That was on almost every other page. Also the end was completely rushed and kind of left open for a possible sequel. I really don't know why I finished this.