Insatiable by Meg Cabot

As the summer has now started, three of the five books on my Books of Summer post have been released. First up for review is Insatiable.

From Goodreads.com

Insatiable Book CoverSick 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.

It took me no time at all to reach 48 books read this year. Getting to 49 has proved to be tricky. Despite the fact I have a great pile of new books sitting next to my bed, none of them have really grabbed my attention. Once I purchased Insatiable the opposite was true. I could not wait for some free time to start reading! I picked up the book and was immediately hooked. I devoured the book in a day.

As a person who is over the whole “Vampire” craze, I was interested to read Meg Cabot’s take on the subject. In the first half of the book she seemed to discuss many of the issues that I have with the vampire novels. I was excited by this because I thought it meant she would avoid these pitfalls. However as the book progressed, the opposite occurred. Does the main character find out that her boyfriend is a vampire yet still need to be with him? Yes! Is the main character just an “ordinary everyday woman” yet the two main men fall in love with her? Yup! Do these two men have a need to kill each other? Of course! These are just a few of the things Cabot had spent the first 100 pages complaining about, and here she was committing the same sins.

Despite the fact that the author hit so many of these plot pitfalls that I despise, I still ended up enjoying the book; perhaps it was due to the great overall plot. Cabot’s great storytelling ability may have won me over. The interesting characters may have been the factor that added to my enjoyment. Of course it was probably all of these great things combined that led to a tale I found interesting and engaging, despite the few issues I had with the story.

Review: While I was hesitant to read another vampire drama, my love for Meg Cabot’s work made me pick up this book. Once I started the novel I could not put it down. Although I did roll my eyes at some of the plot points, I found the completed product to be a great read.

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13 responses to “Insatiable by Meg Cabot

  1. I love Meg Cabot, I really do…I finished this one a few days ago and I must admit that I found it boring, if it wasn’t for Alaric I would have left it right in the middle.

    • I can see how you felt that way. There was a point in the middle where I was like “ugh really?” But I was looking for something a bit light and easy to follow, so it fit the bill.

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  5. ok as usual your reviews have made me want to read another book!!

    • mwahahahahhaa. I love Meg Cabot’s stuff. Have I already discussed with you the fact she has some great YA stuff? She also has some kids books that Koti might enjoy.

  6. Honestly, I’ve not read much of Meg Cabot, and I know she’s a great favorite of yours, and frankly I would have overlooked this one. However I am now going to read this one as it sounds really good! Thanks again Kimmy! 🙂
    Sue, who is not over the vampire thing yet lol sorry 😀 xxx

    • I LOVE Meg Cabot’s stuff!!!! Although I originally found her for her adult books, the more I read of her YA stuff the more I love it! I read the Mediator series last month and couldn’t’ put it down! I read all 6 books in two days.

  7. 🙂 i will check this out.

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