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Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter
By Seth Grahame-Smith
Grand Central Publishing, 2010
Audience: Older Teens

From Goodreads:
While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.

I was hesitant to read this book, because of the title. It's a bit ridiculous, no? However, I heard from everyone who read it that it was awesome, so I picked it up for a long plane ride. People were right, it was a fun read, especially for when there are a lot of distractions around you. Because of all the activity, the details were a bit fuzzy for me, but I still could keep track of all the characters and what was going on. I really appreciated that.

I also liked the dark humor, but I didn't realize how violent it was until I saw the movie (review of the movie to come.) I found myself wondering throughout the book which parts were real. I think I could tell, and it was fascinating. If you need a fun, easy, horrific read - pick this one up!