One of my reading categories this year was vampires. I am not a huge fan of vampire stories, but there is so much out there now I wanted to get aquainted with what there was (sadly I didn't even get to any of |Anne Rice's works which I have heard are quite good). I don't seem to have found a lot of great vamp books to read this year, the limit was twelve but there were only three that really stood out for me, the rest (which I won't mention because that would just be mean), were pretty mediocre, predictable, and what I had expected of the new craze/fad for most stories about vampires these days which must include some sex, violence (preferably at the same time) and some gore (perhaps in an attempt to mimic Charlaine Harris or to emulate Stephanie Meyer had she wanted to take things that extra adult step). Not everything is created equal.
Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. I had been ignoring this book simply
because of it's popularity and because it seems the style in recent years to make these mash-ups and odd pairings. I don't have anything against them, I'm just a very busy reader and they were low on my list of thing to read. I'm glad I had a look at this one, it was fabulous. A nice break break from the stories I had read so far. I have always had a tremendous respect for Abraham Lincoln, so it just seems to make perfect sense that he would kick ass if he had to fight such an adversary (certain other people from around that time in history made cameos in this story too, I won't say who, they just belonged in the story and added to the historical fiction).