Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Review: Insatiable by Meg Cabot


Author: Meg Cabot
Publication: William Morrow; 1 edition (June 8, 2010)

Description: Sick of hearing about vampires? So is Meena Harper.

But her bosses are making her write about them anyway, even though Meena doesn't believe in them.

Not that Meena isn't familiar with the supernatural. See, Meena Harper knows how you're going to die. (Not that you're going to believe her. No one ever does.)

But not even Meena's precognition can prepare her for what happens when she meets—then makes the mistake of falling in love with—Lucien Antonescu, a modern-day prince with a bit of a dark side. It's a dark side a lot of people, like an ancient society of vampire hunters, would prefer to see him dead for.

The problem is, Lucien's already dead. Maybe that's why he's the first guy Meena's ever met whom she could see herself having a future with. See, while Meena's always been able to see everyone else's future, she's never been able look into her own.

And while Lucien seems like everything Meena has ever dreamed of in a boyfriend, he might turn out to be more like a nightmare.

Now might be a good time for Meena to start learning to predict her own future. . . .

If she even has one.

My Thoughts: This was an interesting take on the vampire myth. Meena was an interesting character. She was a driven, single-minded New Yorker with an unusual talent. She can see when someone is going to die. That led to problems when she was younger and, most of the time, people just think she is weird when she tells them to get their cholesterol checked or avoid a certain vacation destination.

But Meena's main focus is writing for the soap opera Insatiable. She doesn't like that the higher ups are forcing her to write a vampire story line to catch up in the rating to another soap. She meets at guy on a walk who she sees as the perfect character to be a vampire hunter and reroute the story line away from vampires. Unknown to her, he is a vampire coming to investigate the deaths of some young girls in what look like vampire attacks. Lucien has forbidden vampires under his control from killing but his brother is planning a revolution. He wants to be the Prince of All Darkness instead of his brother.

The story is filled with twists and turns, battles between the Draculs and the Palatine Guard, and lots of action. The characters are interesting and well-written. I did have some problems with Meena having some TSTL moments though. If you were being attacked by hostile vampires, would you be focusing on your relationship with Lucien and not mentioning that you were in danger?

Lucien loves Meena and wants to keep her with him forever. Meena loves him but doesn't want to become a vampire. Alaric Wolf, the Palatine Guard who wants to kill all vampires, also comes to love Meena. It was interesting to see which life Meena chose.

This was a fun, chick lit sort of vampire story that I recommend to all YA and adult readers who are fond of vampires or Meg Carter's breezy style of writing.

Favorite Quote:

"Even though these guys admit over and over to wanting to kill us," Meena went on, "the idea that they're nobly restraining themselves from doing so is supposed to be attractive? Excuse me, but how is knowing a guy wants to kill you hot?"
Challenges: Paranormal Reading Challenge, RYOB Reading Challenge


  1. Great review! I'm planning to read it soon!

  2. Was kind of unsure about this, but I've always enjoyed most of Meg Cabot's books. Great review. =)

  3. This is easily the first Cabot book I've read a review of that actually intrigues me. That quote is also awesome - calls to mind the central premise of Twilight, no? ;) Thanks for this review. I'll be sure to check it out.

  4. Loved your review and I'm even more excited to read it than I was before. Thank you! I can't wait to pick it up!


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