Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Hachette Book Group
Publishing Date: March 2012
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction
I normally don’t end up liking vampire books these days, not to mention books that somehow screw up history or make a crappy paranormal fantasy by rehashing/destroying classics like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies also by Seth Grahame-Smith but somehow this one did manage to get a thumbs up from me.
I liked how the book dealt and executed the story-line of Abraham Lincoln’ life as a man with dual lives that of an ordinary boy who would rise to become one of the most widely known man ever – the 16th President of The United States and that of a boy who would grow to become a skilled vampire hunter, a facet of his life which would be a closely guarded secret known only to a handful of people, not even his own family would have an inkling to this part of his life and experiences.
I suppose the reason this book worked for me was in the way it was written and the characters who worked. Finally a book about vampires wasn’t written about a shiny creep who is also a stalker,watching over the gal even while she slept who like an idiot would fall madly in love with him just because he sparkles, even though he is out there for her blood. Literally! So thank you Mr.Smith for a vampire book I could enjoy where vampires are portrayed as should be.
Now only if this could have been possible with this book…….