Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is about how Lincoln’s life changes when he finds out that his mother was killed by a vampire hunter. After the horrible death of his mother, Lincoln begins an obsession with killing vampires. He begins to write a journal of his elaborate strategies of how he will hunt and kill all vampires. The reader begins to understands that Lincoln’s life changes because of his interactions with vampires and how vampires are involved in his childhood, his family, and his career.

Out of  A-F grade average, I gave the book a:

Although the book is fairly original and makes us believe one of the most important figures in history is a vampire hunter, a few moments in the book lacks entertainment.  What I was hoping for was complex details of the fighting scenes and vampire killing strategies, but they weren’t descriptive enough for me to fully understand how Lincoln was a hunter. The book simply brought me in because Lincoln  hunts vampires. The beginning of the book went slow enough that I was ready to get to the climax of the story. Despite the beginning of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter being a little slow, it was amazing how Smith was able to connect the history of the civil war towards vampires.

In the book, the reader discovers that Abraham Lincoln isn’t the only one who plays a historical figure in the fiction book. Other characters who appeared were historical figures such as Jefferson Davis, Mary Todd Lincoln, Stephen D. Douglas, and Edgar Allen Poe.

Overall, I recommend this fascinating read to all young readers everywhere. It’s an easy read for teenagers and an even easier read for adults. It tests your knowledge on how much you really know about Abraham Lincoln and the civil war.

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