Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Waiting on Wednesday #65 - The Last American Vampire by Seth Grahame-Smith
"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.
This book is the sequel to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by
Seth Grahame-Smith. The blurb says that if you liked the first book, you will enjoy the second one as well. I haven't read the first book yet. It's been on my TBR list for a while. It's nice to know that there is a sequel, assuming I enjoy the first one. I'm looking forward to checking them both out. The Last American Vampire is due out January 13, 2015.
The blurb from the publisher:
New York Times bestselling author Seth Grahame-Smith returns with the follow-up to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter--a sweeping, alternate history of 20th Century America as seen through the eyes of vampire Henry Sturges.
THE LAST AMERICAN VAMPIRE
In Reconstruction-era America, vampire Henry Sturges is searching for renewed purpose in the wake of his friend Abraham Lincoln's shocking death. It will be an expansive journey that will first send him to England for an unexpected encounter with Jack the Ripper, then to New York City for the birth of a new American century, the dawn of the electric era of Tesla and Edison, and the blazing disaster of the 1937 Hindenburg crash. Along the way, Henry goes on the road in a Kerouac-influenced trip as Seth Grahame-Smith ingeniously weaves vampire history through Russia's October Revolution, the First and Second World Wars, and the JFK assassination.
Expansive in scope and serious in execution, THE LAST AMERICAN VAMPIRE is sure to appeal to the passionate readers who made Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter a runaway success.
So, what do you think? Sound any good? What book are you waiting on this week? Please leave a link or the name of the book in a comment. I'd love to hear from you. Happy Wednesday!