Thalia @ Pictures in the Words

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!



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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith

Okay, I admit I cried a little bit when Abe's son died. The death of children is just so sad for me to think about, especially when they're close to the main character. I can't imagine losing a child. I can't imagine losing anyone closely related to me. So...


I finished this up last night, and it was...well, pretty anticlimactic. I mean, of course the Civil War had to come to an end, and I knew it would, but Abe pretty much had to do nothing but mope after his son died, and the war ended anyway. Even his "death" was anticlimactic, and treated with such flippancy that it didn't feel like a real ending. I also reject this idea:

No way would Abe have been happy being a vampire with Henry. NO WAY. I reject. He was given so many opportunities to save his loved ones by turning them into a vampire, and he refused to do so every time because he believed it would damn them and turn them into murderers (which it would HAVE to for them to survive). So Abe just accepts that fate for himself when he has spent EVERY PART OF HIS LIFE hating vampires?? Sorry, but I don't buy it. I think he died. That's the ending I accept.

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