But it was good! *cue mini-review* It's a lot of libraries, history, research, etc, + vampires, + travelogue, so it's not for everyone, but I liked the writing style in much the same way I like the Inkheart series: dense, and not always good for pacing, but I just kinda heart it.
The pacing suffered a lot every once in a while, mostly because there are three plotlines going on: one in the 1930s, one in the 1950s, and one in the 1970s. I enjoyed the 1950s one the most, which is by far the longest. I also did not believe in one of the relationships at all...I DID at first, but then it was just totally pulled off all in two seconds and I was like...ok...that would not even happen. But maybe I am clueless. Anyway. Another relationship I was like "Oh man stupid man" but I was okay with it, and the other relationship I just heart. ^_^
Plus...VAMPIRES! The awesome evil BAMF kind (almost literally, hahahaha) not the sparkly kind.
Readathon so far:
Geek's Guide-finished: 87 pages
The Historian-finished: a bit over 300 pages