Monday, July 19, 2010

Insatiable by Meg Cabot Review #64

Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages: 464

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.
I don't usually read Meg Cabot's books. Mainly because the novels she writes aren't usually my type. So I was surprised to hear that she is writing a sort of spoof/paranormal book. And I'm glad she did, because I loved it. I think it is awesome when writers write in different genres, not only do they pick up more readers but it strengthen their writing skills. I learned that in creative writing.

Now this book is a spoof off of all the current vampire shows/books ect; But at the same time it's serious. So it works well as a book that believable but has a lot/bit of comedy to it. It was well written and fast pace, but I felt that it was a bit to long. I was kind of disappointed that Lucien and Meena do not meet until half way through the book. Why I was this way is because it made the romance develop to fast.

I though that there could of been more descriptions of the characters, especially Alaric. I had a hard time imagining him. I found the POV's from all the characters was well written. I loved reading from Meena's & Lucien's POV.

Meena's hate for vampires wasn't as strongly brought out as it could of been. Meaning I found it hard to believe that she hated vampires in the beginning. It wasn't emphasis enough.

The plot was pretty predictable, but enjoyable. Some of the dialogue was priceless. Meena's gift was unique from other paranormal protagonists abilities, which was refreshing. I found the end to be most shocking. I felt like Lucien was Bella from Twilight and Meena was Edward. That's the first time I've seen a women stick up to a vampire and do what she did. I think it was a bit of a saddening ending, but will have readers admiring her strength as a women.

Overall a excellent summer read, that will have you turning the page.
Yours Truly,


brizmus said...

Yay that you enjoyed a Meg Cabot book! I typically adore her, so if even you liked this, I am sure I will find it extra fabulous!

Becky said...

This book sounds really funny. I want to give it a try. I have read one book by Meg Cabot and I surprised myself by loving it even though it was super girly. Thanks for the great review.

Ladytink_534 said...

I've never actually read a book by this author but everyone seems to really like her.

Patty said...

I read everything by Meg Cabot so I can't wait until I pick this one up.

miss cindy :) said...

I really want to read this! Great review :)

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

Nice review. I really want to read this one. I won it in a contest but haven't recieved it yet. I'm glad it has the usual Meg humor.


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