Thursday, June 21, 2012

{books} Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

This post contains spoilers!

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, in my opinion, was a well written book. The story was intertwined with history which I really enjoyed. The introduction was a page turner. The author is given a stack of Abraham Lincoln's secret journals by Henry Sturges, a vampire.

The book is divided into three parts: Boy, Vampire Hunter, President. Abraham Lincoln learns about vampires and the part they played in killing his grandfather and mother. He decides he will hunt down and kill as many vampires as he can. On his first vampire hunt, Abraham is almost killed when Henry Sturges steps in and saves him. Henry is a vampire but has great plans for Abraham. Henry explains to Abraham about vampires and the differences between good and evil ones. Once Abraham is healed, Henry begins training him on how to kill vampires. After a whole summer with Henry he leaves and goes back home. Abraham receives letters from Henry with names and addresses of vampires for him to hunt down and kill.

After years of killing vampires he decides his family is too important to continue leaving them and risking his own life to kill vampires. Henry finally sends him a letter telling him it is time, if he comes to New York he will find out what Henry has had planned all along and why he has been sending him names of vampires to kill. Abraham packs up his family and heads to New York. In the middle of the night, Abraham gets dressed and follows the instructions of a note slipped under his door. On his way to the meeting place he can feel that he is being followed. He begins to speed up and so does the foot steps behind him. Abraham is knocked out and taken to a mysterious location. Once he comes to, he hears a familiar voice. It is Henry. He is in a room with other vampires and his assailants. Henry explains to him that the vampires in the south plan to start a civil war and enslave all of the humans in America.

After the war is over many of the vampires fled to South America and Asia. In celebration of this news, Abraham attended a play at Ford's Theater where he was assassinated by the actor and vampire, John Wilkes Booth.

Henry guards Abraham's grave and turns Abraham into a vampire. The book concludes with Henry and Abraham attending Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech, "I have a dream" at the Lincoln Memorial.
I am looking forward to seeing the movie when it comes out on June 29th! Oops!  I meant the 22nd! 

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, this sounds really intriguing! Thanks for posting!


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