I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
Okay, so this is a game and not book-related, but I just finished it and the story/characters were fascinating in a trainwreck kind of way. Three or four generations of family members, all marching steadily to their doom. Plus alchemy, a raven-headed man, and an immortal dog.
I'm tempted to try the Cube Escape games now, but I have chores I really need to do, and The Edge of the Abyss to finish reading.