The Greyfriar (Vampire Empire, Book 1)

The Greyfriar - Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith Did I love it? No. Didn't hate it either. The last 40% of the book was the saving grace as I couldn't really get into the beginning. I wouldn't say that it's a bad book, though. The start of the story reminded me of the text books I had to read in school. There was a wealth of interesting information in them, and yet everytime I would start reading, I just could never make myself pay attention. The ADD always kicked in and I found myself putting the books down and doing menial tasks instead of what I was supposed to be doing. I found myself doing those same things while reading this one. There was just so much information presented in the beginning and a lot of it, I thought wasn't needed for the pregression of the story. It felt like a chore to get through it all. I did love the romance in the book. It's nice to get a slow build-up everyonce in a while and that is how this one went. I liked the vampire lore in this world. It's interesting to imagine how the world would change if vampires took over. The descriptions of the vampire London were really cool and creepy and the way the remaining humans there were compared to mindless cattle was a different take on the lore than I have ever read before. I think I enjoyed the vampire aspect to the story much more than the human one.I loved the characters of Adele and Gareth. It's always cool when the main character develops throughout the story to realize that their way of thinking isn't always the only way and that is how Adele was for me.I'm debating on continuing reading the series in the future just to find out what happens to them next. So, all-in-all not a bad read, just not one added to my favorites. 3 stars