I'm Thalia! I run a book blog called Pictures in the Words and I hope to be an editor for YA fiction. I'm a GoodReads refugee!
It picked up a bit from the beginning, although I'm still not a fan of the style. However, the writing is good, and it certainly sells you (mostly) on its being a biography. There are still some places where the dialogue outside of Lincoln's own journal entries is too precise for me to believe the narrator wrote it/pieced together exactly what was said. That's the problem with this selling as a biography-type story, because you need dialogue in a story like this, but the style makes it so unbelievable.
I think I'm leaning on about three stars right now, because I don't hate it, but I don't love it either.