I was wondering if anyone here had read "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova. I was tempted to grab a copy but have heard some mixed reviews about it so I held off.
I read that last year, and loved it. It took me a little while to warm up to it, because it is a little unconventional (the story is basically told through long letters, and it is easy to lose track of who is telling the story), but once you get into it, it is a great book. I would highly recommend it.
It was not your typical Dracula story. Not as much action as you might expect. There's a lot more about the pursuit of Dracula and, as the name might indicate, the history of Dracula (Vlad Tepps). It was an interesting story, but if you are looking for an action adventure you can eliminate 95% of the book.
He definitely was a creepy Dracula though once the author, ahem, "sunk her teeth" into him.
I liked the book a lot. My wife did care for it.