AUTHOR: Meg Cabot
RATING: 3 STARS
PUBLISHED: June 2010 - HarperCollins Publishers
SERIES: Yes; Series Progress Unknown:
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"Sick of vampires? So is Meena Harper.But her boss is 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 . . . a dark side a lot of people, like an ancient society of vampire-hunters, would prefer to see him dead for.The problem is, he already is dead. Maybe that’s why he’s the first guy Meena’s ever met that 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 REVIEW:
Was it everything I wanted it to be? No, not really :(
Was it good? Yes.
Was it mind blowing? Nah.
Insatiable by Meg Cabot definitely had a lot of Meg Cabot’s famous humor. Problem was I didn’t really enjoy the humorous approach to vampires. (It just wasn’t what I was looking for). And it might sound strange, but Insatiable was a little too much vampire. Meena writes about vampires, she is constantly talking about how she doesn’t believe in vampires, and then there are actual vampires. I just felt like it was coming at me from all directions, and it was too much.
However, Meena is a great protagonist. She is strong, independent and funny. Then, you have the vampire prince, Lucien, and the vampire slayer, Alaric. Normally when there are two possible love interests I know exactly which guy I favor, but it wasn’t that easy for me with this novel. Honestly, I like both candidates for different reasons…but I felt more heat between Meena and Lucien.
I gave Insatiable by Meg Cabot 3 STARS. I consider myself a huge Meg Cabot fan. (I have read the majority of her YA books and have enjoyed all of them). In my opinion, this series just wasn’t up to par with the rest of books. I am still undecided on my recommendation for this series. Read my review on Overbite, the second novel in this series for more information.