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By: Seth Grahame-Smith
Published by: Grand Central Publishing
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Synopsis (from Amazon):
Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother’s bedside. She’s been stricken with something the old-timers call "Milk Sickness."
"My baby boy…" she whispers before dying.
Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother’s fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.
When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, "henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose…" Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House.
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..
OMG! OK…I loved this book! I’ve never read anything like this before. Recently I’ve been reading outside of my typical choice of genre and I’m loving it!
I must admit, I didn’t pick up the book or give it a second thought, when I seen the original cover. However, when I laid eyes on the movie version cover, it grabbed my attention and I was in for the ride.
I even went as far as finding the movie trailer online:
I enjoyed every bit of history the author provided. I would have loved history class in school if it had been written this way, lol.
I’m afraid to write a detailed review in fear of giving too much away. I’ve just finished the book and am still excited about it!
I can’t wait to see the movie!