Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel Abraham Lincoln:  Vampire Hunter does an incredible job of combining history and fantasy/horror into one captivating read.  The most unique thing about this book is that it is written as if it is an actual biography of Abraham Lincoln.  Grahame-Smith went so far as to include journal entries, footnotes, and images all to give the illusion of a non-fictional work.  The reader learns about the life of Abraham Lincoln who became our 16th president, the man who ended slavery and a famous vampire hunter.

This novel was a fun read as long as you can separate what you think you know about Lincoln and what you are told by Grahame-Smith.  Don’t get me wrong, there are some facts found within the story, but it is most definitely an altered history tale.  I also really liked how Lincoln was portrayed as a family man.  It was refreshing to see how involved he was with his family, even though he is running a country and killing vampires.  There are also great side characters in this story, which I wouldn’t have anticipated since it is written like a biography.  Grahame-Smith  developed interesting friends for Lincoln as well as an intriguing vampire mythology, all of which keeps the story fresh and engaging.

July Bestsellers

Here are our end of July bestsellers:

1  Judgment Call by JA Jance

2  Game of Thrones by George R R Martin

3  Abraham Lincoln:  Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

4  Tubes:  A Journey to the Center of the Internet by Andrew Blum

5  Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

6  The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

7  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (autographed copies available at the store)

8  A Storm of Swords by George R R Martin

9  Gold by Chris Cleave

10  The Queen’s Vow by C W Gortner

July Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the middle of July:

1  Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

2  Fifty Shades Darker by E L James

3  Fifty Shades Freed  by E L James

4  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

5  A Storm of Swords by George R R Martin

6  The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

7  Dance with Dragons by George R R Martin

8  Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

9  Abraham Lincoln:  Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

10  Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

June Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the end of June:

1  Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

2  The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A Caro

3  The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson

4  Cold Wind by CJ Box

5  Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

6  State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

7  The Leopard by Jo Nesbo

8  The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

9  Abraham Lincoln:  Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

10  Wild:  From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed