With this review I am caught up to the books I am currently reading. I am determined not to get behind ever again!
I told my mother the title for this book and she literally laughed until she cried. For a solid five minutes. I have never seen her laugh that hard in my life. I couldn't describe the book to her because I was worried that I was going to kill her.
I liked this book, but I didn't love it. I thought the premise was interesting. It is a detailed biography of Abraham Lincoln, and from time to time, he goes to hunt vampires. This is from the author of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, a similarly silly concept. Silly as the concept sounds, this was a pretty serious book. When Abraham Lincoln was a boy, his father owed money to a vampire. The vampire collected by killing Abe's mother. Young Abraham then dedicated his life to the destruction of the bloodsucking menace. He discovers that slavery is basically a cover for feeding vampires. Yep, the confederacy is backed by vampires. Explains a lot, doesn't it?
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes alternative history, civil war history, or vampire fiction. However, with the movie coming out next month, I am curious to see if this will be one of the rare cases where i like the movie better than the novel.