Thursday, June 16, 2011

Review: Insatiable by. Meg Cabot

Title: Insatiable
Author: Meg Cabot
Publication Date: June 22, 2011
Pages: 320 
Genre: Paranormal

Synopsis from GoodreadsSick 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.

Review: Insatiable is definitely on a different spectrum of what I have read form Meg Cabot, and it wasn't anything like I was expecting. Insatiable takes me back big time. Back to the time that vampires are still sexy creatures we know and love, but with an evil streak...kind of!

Poor Meena, she is cursed with the ability to know when the people she comes into contact with are going to die. I mean of all the curses in the world, this one seems to be one that would put a damper on pretty much every aspect of your life. And then she meets Lucien, the one guy she has liked in a while, and the best part is that she has no premonitions about his death...cause hes already dead.

I wanted more Lucien. I felt like he was more of a supporting character than anything else. He seemed pretty dominant in the beginning where we learn he is a descendant of the big bad Dracula himself, but then he sort of disappears until the end. And he was replaced by Alaric. Who I found to be oh so incredibly annoying. He of course is the epitome of the close minded vampire hunter who wants to exterminate all vampires and rid the world of evil blah blah blah.

The pace of the book was a little slow, with its great scenes and some parts that just dragged on. There is pretty much a three sided war going on. The good vampires, the bad vampires, and the vampire slayers. Of course the good vampires and the slayers are both trying to find the same killer, but far being it from either side to realize this and stop throwing daggers and stakes.

All in all, I felt that in some places the book dragged on, and in other places it was great. Though not my favorite book by Meg Cabot, I'm glad I read Insatiable sample of a different side of what Meg Cabot has to offer.

Recommendations: Definitely a different side of Meg Cabot novels that all her fans should explore.

Overall: 3/5 Stars

Characters: 2/5
Plot: 3/5
Originality: 3/5
Entertainment: 3/5
Ending: 3/5
Writing Style: 2/5
Cover: 4/5


Taschima Cullen said...

I'm reading this right now, well, started to read this.

kapri said...

This does look interesting. Thanks for the review!

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