Friday, December 21, 2012

Review: Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith

Where I got it: From my collection
Rating: 5 stars  
Cover Rating: 4 stars (I wish the back cover and the front matched up better, but besides that this cover rocks.)
Genre: Adult
Publication Date: March 2, 2010
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Page Count: 336 p.
Buy it: Book Depository / Amazon
Add it: Goodreads

Everyone knows the story of president Lincoln and the Civil War. Some people know the story of his personal life. No one, until know knew the secrets Lincoln kept. These secrets will change the world as you know it. Vampires were at the heart of the slavery problems in the south, and now you'll be able to read all about the truth.

This novel was fantastic. I loved learning all this information about Lincoln's life, he was an incredible person. If you love history than this will probably be for you. This story isn't weighed down by lots of vampire information. The vampires are peppered throughout the novel and I think it works best that way.

Some may find the book to heavy with historical fact, but I thought it was absolutely splendid. Each page was new (to me) information about Lincoln and his personal life. You can tell a lot of research went into this novel and it makes it that much more perfect.

I loved that this book wasn't heavy with vampirism. There was just enough to make it realistic and entertaining, but it wasn't another vampire love story. Every character in this novel, real or fake, was brought to life.

This is a great historical fiction novel with just enough spice to make things interesting. If you've ever wanted to know more about Abraham Lincoln or are just looking for a great read, check this one out.

First Line:
"I was still hands shaking."

Favorite Line:
"'I tell you,' said Poe, 'some great calamity awaits us.'"

1 comment:

  1. Like I said on your movie review post, I had no idea this was a book before it was a movie! I think the book sounds great and I really love reading historical books so I'll have to check this out!


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