Thursday, August 19, 2010

Book Review: Insatiable by Meg Cabot

Insatiable by Meg Cabot
  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow; 1 edition (June 8, 2010)
Goodreads Description:

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.

Meg Cabot is probably best known for her Princess Diaries series which is why I had no idea what to expect from Insatiable, a book about vampires. I will have to say I was very pleasantly surprised with the book. Bodies of women who have been brutally drained of blood keep showing up in New York which catches the attentions of vampire hunters known as the Palatine Guard as well as the Prince of Darkness, Lucien. Meanwhile, Meena has the ability to know when and pretty much how people are going to die. Meena and Lucien meet and immediately fall in love (which is the only problem I have with the story because I can't stand when people meet and within a few days are madly in makes no sense). After that it is all about fighting evil vampires and trying to stay alive. Well, obviously there is more to it than that but I don't want to give everything away.
My favorite character was Alaric Wulf, a Palatine Guard who wants to kill Lucien and sort of acts like a bodyguard for Meena despite the fact that it seems they can't stand each other. At first he comes off as an arrogant jerk, but once you read more about him you can see that he is also caring and protective. My least favorite character was Jon. He will definitely never win a brother of the year award. Meena's safety is in jeopardy several times and it seems like he couldn't really care. Really he just grated on my nerves.
The ending of the book was surprising and very satisfying. In my opinion Meena made the right decision thankfully, otherwise I would have lost any respect for her character. I found out on the author's website that there will be a sequel which will come out summer of 2011. I am glad the story will continue because I want to read more about Alaric!


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