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✓ Read ã Insatiable by Meg Cabot Ì This is the first Meg Cabot book I ve ever read and I read it based on the strength of a very good review for it at a book review blog So I reserved it immediately at my local library as although I quite like a lot of vampire novels, the craze is almost out of control and I thought a tongue in cheek look at the phenomenon would be funny The blurb sounded good, the quote on the back which I mentioned before, in my Library post had me laughing.
Pity it would be pretty much the only time I actually laughed.
This book was all shades of disappointing For a start, it took forever for the main character Meena to even meet the love interest that turns out to be a vampire, the Prince of Darkness, Lucien Antonescu In fact the only reason I think that I even finished this book is because my fiance s daughter was here on the weekend and subjected me to what felt like I think I ve only read a couple of Cabot s books before and they were okay books, so I wasn t sure I d like this one.
This was a good read Very solid, slightly predictable, plot that has your standard Vampire, Vampire Hunter and the girl who s stuck in the middle, with a variety of characters to chose amongst your favorites The writing is obviously very skilled but it took a bit to get use to the multiple point of views from different characters It didn t take away from the experience but there are only a handful of books that can pull that off for me, this one being one of them, but with some effort.
I wish I could say that I liked the main character, Meena, but for some reason I had a hard time connecting with her She s gifted with sensing death and all in all an interesting character but had a very uninteresting job, well at least to me She s a dialog writer for a soap opera cal 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 ForThe Problem Is, Lucien S Already 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 Like A Nightmare Now Might Be A Good Time For Meena To Start Learning To Predict Her Own Future If She Even Has One With Insatiable, Meg Cabot has thrown her hat into the ring of paranormal fiction She s started a series that is both about vampires, and about hating vampires and the vampire craze.
I totally agree with what people have said that she is cashing in both on the vampire craze, AND the big backlash against the vampire craze She manages to do so pretty successfully, offering a book that has enough action and romance to hook the usual vampire fan, and also enough humor and parody to get a few good chuckles out of people sick to death of Twilight and its like There s at least one speech that is almost verbatim out of New Moon, which I found funny and sad at the same time Insatiable also has some humor all its own Senor Sticky , which I expect from Meg Cabot.
What really struck me was this in a lot of ways, this book is the anti Twilight It s like Meg Cabot read Twilight and decided Don t even bother reading this, for a lack of a better word, novel To borrow a very popular phrase and in the words of Stupid of Today I can t even Haha Which, to be fair, is usually reserved for something good and maybe even positive Something that s overwhelming Which this certainly wasn t Nope Not at all You know, I had this whole elaborate take down prepared, this entire thing lined up where I d disparage this blow by blow Complete with witty Red Letter Media references, and everything But the thing is, yes I can let you drown, but I can t bring this ship into Tortuga all by me onesies, savvy In other words, I am pressed for time and warmly pressed up against something else Something supposedly silken I ll admit, I am guilty of gullibility here, I fell for this book for its cover It s catchy, it definitely sucked me in But in the end, it was what was wi I actually really enjoyed this although I didnt expect to I like the predictable PNRs Girl meets vampire, girl falls for vampire, vampire risks all for girl, HEA Once I realized that this was not going in that direction, I got a little worried But I ended up really enjoying it anyways No, this was like girl meets vampire, girl falls for vampire, vampire terrifies, terrorizes, and incinerates dozens of ppl in an attempt to protect girl, girl runs from vampire, vampire stalks girl Haha, he definitely has a darker side Its not all fluff and hearts and sparkles, but I still really enjoyed Lucien s character He was intense, but sweet There was a reason Meena fell for him in the first place A complete prince charming when he wants to be Although the romance did happened rather quickly They had sex the day they met, and again the next d Leave it to Meg Cabot to take something as dark, brooding and oh so serious as vampires and turn it into something fun, funny and frivolous Just when you think you can t take another vampire book, she throws something a little different into the mix Although for the record, I am still riding the vampire wave and loving it This is just such a different vampire story than anything I ve read There is so many references to popular vampire culture, even my girl Sookie gets a shout out Cabot is poking fun at the vampire phenomenon and yet she draws you into this vampire story Sneaky, sneaky If you ve read an liked any of Meg s other adult novels you will definitely be a fan of this one It was a little slow to start, but soon after you won t be able to turn the pages fast enough There is a light romance among the comical aspects sig my favorite line lucien was furiousbut even when furious, he was conscientious about litter who wouldn t laugh at that this is the face of guilty pleasure reading ridiculous plot, vampire wulf overkill, soapy characters, multiple characters falling in love in about 20 minutes i think the soap opera subplot was brilliant as this whole book read like one gigantic, over the top vampire soap opera thrilled to find out it s a series i laughed and laughed the whole time i was reading even though the cover was an embarassment, i simply covered it with something high brow when i was out in public.
Warning contains heavy sarcasm This book was so annoying First of all I loved Princess diaries, so I m not a hater of Mrs Cabot And I also like dogs, for the record But Insatiable was just too much for me to bear Characters were flat, main heroine was a silly girl surrounded by even sillier people The Main hero irresistible vampire Lucien is either trying to make a point how harmless and human loving he is, or he s demonstrating his powers by threatening his half brother Vampire hunter from Vatican is bullying whoever gets near, he is swinging his sword called Se or Sticky around and he is working his butt of trying to save Meena s dog, because I don t know, it s Meena s beloved pet and he has nothing to do other than fighting furious horde of vampires his sworn enemies No one is paying attention, when Meena uses her gift and I m so out of step with the other reviews that there must have been something I didn t get about this novel, but come on, it s light vampire chick lit, not Foucault I like Meg Cabot, her YA than her adult fiction, but have read most of her work at one point or another and absolutely loved the last Princess Diaries book Point I m not a hater, and was really looking forward to this one, a semi satire about vampire obsession set in NYC among celebs and soap operas What s not to like This book is TERRIBLE The main character is a personality free Mary Sue who, like many of Cabot s adult heroines, seems curiously naive, which is why I think she writes teens better who has a Stackhouse esque ability to predict people s deaths She falls in lurve with a hunky vampire, who is being hunted by a vampire hunter obvs , who she also seems to have some sort of feelings for although he beats her up a